Asus M4N98TD EVO
Released December, 2009
The Pros:Dual PCI-E 2.0 x16 enables high speed connection of dual video cards in tandem. Full-sized ATX format allows for clean cable routing. RAID support with full configuration on the fly.
The Cons:No support for USB 3.0 standard. No Sata 3. Will not run 2000 Mhz memory.
The ASUS M4N75TD is a higher-end nVidia SLI motherboard. It has the ATX form factor. It uses the nVidia 980a SLI chipset, which supports better and faster GPUs than the nForce 780a. Integrated into the BIOS are several ASUS overclocking features, such as Turbo V, which is in-BIOS overclocking configuration, and Turbo Key, which allows the user to configure the power button as an instant-on overclocking button.
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The ASUS Energy Processing Unit integrates with the BIOS for energy-management features, such as intelligent fan monitoring, voltage monitoring, and power management. It also has an ASUS exclusive OS called Express Gate, that can be booted before Windows for quick access to Internet. Aside from the chipset differences between this motherboard and the ASUS M4N75TD, this motherboard adds an eSATA port instead of one of the internal SATA connectors.
- AMD AM3/AM2+/AM2 processors
- ATX form factor
- NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI chipset
- Multi-GPU support
- 4 x DIMM, Max. 16 GB, DDR3 2200(O.C.)/1333/1066 ECC,Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory
- 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (single @ x8; dual @ x8/x8 mode)
- 2 x PCIe x1
- 2 x PCI 2.2
- 5 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports
- 1 x eSATA
- 1 x UltraDMA/PATA IDE port
- nVidia MediaShield fake-RAID
- Broadcom B5071 Gigabit LAN
- VT1708S High Definition Audio 8-Channel CODEC
- Optical S/PDIF out port at back I/O
- 12 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (6 midboard, 6 backpanel)
- ASUS EPU-4 Engine
- ASUS Express Gate
- ASUS Anti-Surge Protection
- ASUS Q-Fan
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
- ASUS AI NET 2
- ASUS MyLogo 2
- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard
- 1 x PS/2 Mouse
- 1 x IEEE 1394 (Firewire)
User Reviews (6)
dual PCI-E 2.0 x16 enables high speed connection of dual video cards in tandem
full-sized ATX format allows for clean cable routing
RAID support with full configuration on the fly
high speed external storage device support through eSATA and FireWire
optical S/PDIF allows for interfacing with home theater equipment
no support for USB 3.0 standard
will not run 2000 Mhz memory
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