Asus M4A89TD PRO/USB3
Released April, 2010
The Pros:Memory performance is excellent, very fast bus. USB 2.0 ports run at near-capacity, very efficient. Overclocks easily, and can achieve some fast and stable speeds.
The Cons:Design results in some awkward cabling situations. Suffers in multitasking, has a hard time managing a variety of tasks at once.
The Asus M4A89TD PRO/USB3 is a middle-end motherboard. It is designed to house the components of a PC. It features USB 3.0 support, Turbo Key II technology, and a heat pipe solution. The USB 3.0 support gives the motherboard a wide variety of new devices to be compatible with.
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It is ten times as fast as USB 2.0, and also supports all USB 2.0 devices as well as new USB 3.0 devices. The Turbo Key II technology allows a user to press a switch that elevates the CPU to a higher state, while at the same time remaining stable. This enhances the performance of the computer. The heat pipe solution of the motherboard cools it using a highly efficient heat exchange process. This eliminates the need for a fan, which gets rid of most of the computer's noise. When compared to another Asus motherboard, the Crosshair IV Formula, the M4A89TD PRO/USB3 has some slight advantages because of technologies the Crosshair IV Formula lacks, such as a noise filter.
- Two USB 3.0 ports
- Turbo Key II technology
- Heat pipe solution
- Noise Filter
- Twelve USB 2.0 ports
- AM3 Socket
- Supports AMD Phenom II/Athlon II/Sempron CPUs
- Four DIMM slots
- Supports up to 16GB of DDR3 RAM
- AMD Cool'n'Quiet technology
User Reviews (5)
memory performance is excellent, very fast bus
USB 2.0 ports run at near-capacity, very efficient
overclocks easily, and can achieve some fast and stable speeds
heat pipe solution makes the cooling process silent and efficient
compact design fits everything into a small space
design results in some awkward cabling situations
suffers in multitasking, has a hard time managing a variety of tasks at once
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