Thursday, January 8th 2009

ASUS Preparing Eight New AMD Motherboards Under the M4A, M4N Series

ASUS is reportedly preparing eight new motherboards based on the AM3/AM2+ sockets, ready for AMD's 45nm desktop CPUs. While two of these have already caught the media's attention, there are more. Tabled below are the eight motherboards based on the AMD 7-series chipsets, the ASUS M4A series, and NVIDIA nForce 700 series (and 900 series chipsets, if the "980a SLI" reference in the table isn't a typo), the ASUS M4N series.

Getting into some details, the M4A79-T is the high-end AMD CrossFireX supportive platform based on the AMD 790FX + SB750 chipset, that supports dual-channel DDR3-1600 (OC) memory. It will feature four PCI-Express x16 slots. The M4A79 Deluxe supports DDR2 memory. It is known that the upcoming AM3 socket Phenom II processors will be backwards compatible with AM2+ (DDR2) platforms. The M4A78T-E is the based on the AMD 790GX + SB750 chipset, it supports DDR3. The M4A78-E supports DDR2, while being based on the same chipset. The M4N series motherboards, start from the 3-way SLI supportive M4N82 Deluxe based on the 780a/980a SLI chipset, again it isn't known if the chart sourced has a typo. There is the M4N72-E based on the nForce 750a SLI, and finally the M4N78 Pro. All the M4N motherboards support DDR2 memory.


Source: TechConnect Magazine
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23 Comments on ASUS Preparing Eight New AMD Motherboards Under the M4A, M4N Series

#1
Cold Storm
Battosai
980a.... WOOT! Can't wait to see the full specs!! My lord can't Wait to see it!
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#2
erocker
by: Cold Storm
980a.... WOOT! Can't wait to see the full specs!! My lord can't Wait to see it!
I wonder why there is no DDR3 with that chipset?
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#3
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: erocker
I wonder why there is no DDR3 with that chipset?
ASUS sandbagging at its finest. I still don't have Phenom II support for a 790FX ASUS board I bought less than an year ago :ohwell:
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#4
KBD
by: Cold Storm
980a.... WOOT! Can't wait to see the full specs!! My lord can't Wait to see it!
yea, thats what i want to know. when did nvidia launch 900 series chipsets? Or this is some mistake?


by: erocker
I wonder why there is no DDR3 with that chipset?
good question, erocker. why in the world would ATI chipsets support DDR3 and nvidia's wouldnt?
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#5
zithe
by: KBD
yea, thats what i want to know. when did nvidia launch 900 series chipsets? Or this is some mistake?




good question, erocker. why in the world would ATI chipsets support DDR3 and nvidia's wouldnt?
Wasn't there some sort of article during the summer that said AM3 wouldn't have SLI support or something?
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#6
ShadowFold
by: btarunr
ASUS sandbagging at its finest. I still don't have Phenom II support for a 790FX ASUS board I bought less than an year ago :ohwell:
It will work with it.. I've seen a few people hitting 4ghz with them.
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#7
Cold Storm
Battosai
I hope it's not true that they are sandbagging... I love Asus, and DFI.. But won't know about EvGA until the board comes back from rma... That's taking their sweet time!

I'm still figuring on what to do.. Can't believe a 940be is $275!!! Man, it looks sweet!
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#8
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: ShadowFold
It will work with it.. I've seen a few people hitting 4ghz with them.
ISC. Didn't see that 1406 till today.
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#9
suraswami
Finally some fresh boards coming out on the AMD side too.
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#10
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
i love my 780a wonder how nice the 980a is....
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#11
KBD
by: cdawall
i love my 780a wonder how nice the 980a is....
that must be a mistake, there are no 900 series. plus nvidia would've made 800 series first, i think.
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#12
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: KBD
that must be a mistake, there are no 900 series. plus nvidia would've made 800 series first, i think.
just like they wouldn't rename a POS GPU to make it sound better than an older one?
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#13
KBD
by: cdawall
just like they wouldn't rename a POS GPU to make it sound better than an older one?
i heard no announcement regarding new chipsets. but you are right about the GPUs.
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#14
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: KBD
i heard no announcement regarding new chipsets. but you are right about the GPUs.
maybe it is just a 780a remake if you read closely they have an onboard GPU that has no video output it only functions for hybrid SLI
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#15
Cold Storm
Battosai
remember Guys, this is the start of CES... We'll probably get the news and announcements in the coming days.. Just the start guys.
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#16
KBD
by: cdawall
maybe it is just a 780a remake if you read closely they have an onboard GPU that has no video output it only functions for hybrid SLI
true, good point, i read that but my mind didnt register it :laugh:


and Cold Storm could be right also, announcements may be on the way.

It would be nice if Nvidia releases some updated chipsets hopefully with DDR3 support for the new Phenoms.
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#17
Cold Storm
Battosai
Just threw a Newegg wish list together for the PII's.. 500 to come to me with mobo and processor. Not bad since I'd have to go about $750ish for i7... But, that's just me!
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#18
ShadowFold
by: Cold Storm
Just threw a Newegg wish list together for the PII's.. 500 to come to me with mobo and processor. Not bad since I'd have to go about $750ish for i7... But, that's just me!
Not only that but you get an unlocked multiplier VS having to up the FSB.
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#19
[I.R.A]_FBi
by: btarunr
ASUS sandbagging at its finest. I still don't have Phenom II support for a 790FX ASUS board I bought less than an year ago :ohwell:
Dont say that, asus fans might hear and get upset :(
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#20
Cold Storm
Battosai
by: ShadowFold
Not only that but you get an unlocked multiplier VS having to up the FSB.
I'm more of a play with something new sort of person... Yeah, I want to make sure my multi-tasking is going on, and able to do it! Sh1t... been at stock with this pos for a while know.. Just want to go AMD and see if I'm cursed with Intel or myself is... :roll:


by: [I.R.A]_FBi
Dont say that, asus fans might hear and get upset :(
If they do.. I'll set them free!
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#21
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: [I.R.A]_FBi
Dont say that, asus fans might hear and get upset :(
I won't let them :D
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#23
LittleLizard
i think is a typo, if not it should be 880a. also isnt says support of ddr3 or acc so is a typo
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