Asus M4A79XTD EVO Motherboard

Packaging & Initial Impressions

Packaging & Initial Impressions
 Unsurprisingly, the M4A79XTD EVO arrived in a conventional green box. Asus generally tend to write the key features of the motherboard on the front with large bold font and the full specification on the rear.
There isn’t a lot of inner packaging but a secondary cardboard ceiling helps hold the motherboard in place as well as its accessories. Speaking of accessories, this board includes a manual, driver CD, I/O back-plate and two Serial ATA connectors.
This particular board doesn’t use anything in the way of large heatpipe cooling solutions however the 790X Northbridge is not known to be a warm runner. Asus have covered much of the mosfet region with a passive heatsink as well. Towards the rear is its I/O cluster featuring 8 x USB, PS/2, e-SATA and Firewire. The layout is quite conventional.
From initial boot to final operating system installation, the Asus M4A79XTD EVO was a pleasure to use. The motherboard booted first time with performance memory and was stable straight from the box.
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Most Recent Comments

21-12-2009, 11:04:36

Decent mobo, looks a great rrp too. Anything £5-£10 under that maybe for some online stores.

Seeing a 0.47g oc, is that about what u'd expect from this class of mobo ? (proportional to the stock cpu speed)

Reckon the guyz need to supply u with some AMD gfxcard for testing. Only cos although the 8800gt shows no/little gain with an oc, I think the AMD drivers, and consequently their cards, rely more on the cpu and could show more improvement per oc.

Nice1 Mul, it's great to see such good AMD mobo reviews, and their quantity, on OC3D.Quote

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