Released April, 2010
The Pros:Easy to install, nothing tricky to watch out for. Express install software connects components easily. Downloadable updates for BIOS, video, sound.
The Cons:No support for Firewire or eSATA. Getting updates requires some research on the user's part.
The Asus M4A88TD-M is a mid-range microATX form factor motherboard aimed at the gamer on a budget. It features an AM3 CPU socket for support of AMD's more powerful multi-core processors as well as support for up to 16GB of RAM.
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Additionally, the M4A88TD-M sports an integrated ATI Radeon HD 4250 graphics processor as well as ATI Hybrid CrossFireX support.
The M4A88TD-M's AM3 socket type allows it to handle any AMD Phenom II, Athlon II or Sempron 100 Series processor, including Phenom II x6 hexa-core processors, while its 4 DIMM slots provide support for up to 16GB of dual-channel DDR3 RAM with data transfer rates of 2000(O.C.), 1600(O.C.), 1333 and 1066MHz. Its integrated ATI Radeon HD 4250 GPU provides the M4A88TD-M with native support for 1080p high definition media playback as well as multi-monitor setups via HDMI, DVI and RGB. Meanwhile, the M4A88TD-M's ATI Hybrid CrossFireX technology allows discrete ATI graphics processors to work with the M4A88TD-M's integrated graphics for enhanced gaming performance.
- AM3 socket supports AMD Phenom II, Athlon II and Sempron 100 Series processors
- Supports up to 16GB of dual-channel DDR3 RAM @ 2000(O.C.), 1600(O.C.), 1333 and 1066MHz
- Integrated ATI Radeon HD 4250 graphics
- Video output: HDMI (1920x1080 @60Hz), DVI (2560x1600 @60Hz) and RGB (2048x1536 @85Hz)
- 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16, 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1, 1 x PCI
- ATI Hybrid CrossFireX technology
- 14 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (8 ports at mid-board, 6 ports at back panel)
User Reviews (2)
easy to install, nothing tricky to watch out for
express install software connects components easily
downloadable updates for BIOS, video, sound
ideal for budget-minded builders
video outputs for a variety of monitor standards
more USB ports than most users will ever use
no support for Firewire or eSATA
getting updates requires some research on the user's part
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