Asus M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3
Released April, 2010
The Pros:BIOS offers many options for tweaking the functionality and overclocking. Provides the ability to unlock cores on the CPU. Included utilities drivers make adjustments on the fly very easy.
The Cons:Some adjustments to the fan settings need to be made to prevent it from running on high all the time. Frequent compatibility complaints with memory - will work with it but gives warning lights.
The Asus M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 is a mid-range to high-end ATX motherboard similar to the Asus M4A88TD-M. The M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 boasts a number of significant improvements over the M4A88TD-M, most notably: an eSATA port, two PCIe 2.0 x16 expansion slots and two USB 3.0 ports.
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Otherwise, the two motherboards sport the same basic features, including: an AM3 socket and support for up to 16GB of RAM.
The M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3's eSATA and USB 3.0 ports provide it with extremely fast external data transfer rates (6 and 5Gb/s, respectively) with compatible eSATA/USB 3.0 devices. Its two PCIe 2.0 x16 expansion slots and ATI CrossFireX support allow the M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 to handle two ATI discrete graphics processors simultaneously for extreme graphical/gaming performance. Meanwhile, the M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3's AM3 CPU socket allows it to handle any AMD Phenom II, Athlon II or Sempron 100 Series processor while its 4 DIMM slots allow for up to 16GB of dual-channel DDR3 RAM with data transfer rates of 2000(O.C.), 1333 and 1066 MHz.
- 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.), 1333 and 1066MHz
- Integrated ATI Radeon HD 4250 graphics
- Video output: HDMI (1920x1200 @60Hz), DVI (2560x1600 @60Hz) and RGB (2048x1536 @85Hz)
- 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16, 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1, 3 x PCI
- Supports ATI CrossFireX dual-GPU setups
- 1 x eSATA port (6Gb/s ready), 2 x USB 3.0 ports (blue, at back panel, 12 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (8 ports at mid-board, 4 ports at back panel)
User Reviews (1)
BIOS offers many options for tweaking the functionality and overclocking
provides the ability to unlock cores on the CPU
included utilities drivers make adjustments on the fly very easy
dual PCI-E x16 slots support dual GPU setups
strong support for large amounts of fast memory - very fast bus speed
some adjustments to the fan settings need to be made to prevent it from running on high all the time
frequent compatibility complaints with memory - will work with it but gives warning lights
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