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ASUS Preps 790X-based M4A79XTD EVO Motherboard

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    AMD's 790X chipset was featured as one of the first in 7-series chipset family. Based on the RX780 chip, this chipset is essentially identical to the AMD 770, except for that it supports the ATI CrossFireX technology. With the introduction of the 790GX, the 790X was less opted for. The chipset made its comeback with motherboards from Gigabyte and MSI that support AM3 processors and DDR3 memory. ASUS is ready with its competitive motherboard based on the AMD 790X + SB750 chipset. The ASUS M4A79XTD-EVO offers some of ASUS' latest innovations.

    To begin with, this socket AM3 motherboard supports DDR3 memory. The CPU is powered by an 8+2 phase power circuit, that is controlled by the ASUS EPU active phase switching controller. The brown PCB uses a 2 oz copper to reduce EMI and enhance electrical stability, a technology found in Gigabyte's UltraDurable 3 motherboards. The 790X northbridge connects to two PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots (electrical dual x8, when both are populated). Two each of PCI-E x1 and PCI make for the rest of the expansion. The SB750 southbridge supports AMD Overdrive and Advanced Clock Calibration (ACC). Apart from the six SATA II ports it provides, an additional controller gives out one internal port, and an eSATA port. Overclocking is aided by the TurboV feature. VIA VT1708S onboard 8 channel audio, Realtek Gigabit Ethernet make for the rest of the package. ASUS will have this board up in the next few weeks.

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    Source: hardver-test.hu
     
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  2. MrAlex New Member

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    This uses their new 'eXtreme Design' right?
     
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    Those chipset and mosfet heatsinks look awesome. Why can't my crossfire board have them:cry:
     
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    I love their new brown and blue color scheme on the new boards! The 785G on newegg just looks plain awesome!
     
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    looks like gigabyte ripoff :p
     
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    I'm just kinda disappointed in AMD is some way. Sure they got lower price product but none of their product can really compete with Intel. I'm starting to like Intel p55 more because it doesn't use a North Bridge. Maybe next year AMD will go the same route. Dispite all that bashin', ATI still competitive and kicking well.:nutkick:
     
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    why brown pcb?
     
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    Their new heatsinks remind me of pulled sugar ribbons.
     
  9. btarunr

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    Yup, these slanted-rib heatsink designs they're using off-late are a great way for them to cheap-out save metal.
     
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    That coolling is so kewl...
     
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    USB3 or gtf0 - Cmon guys, get in the spirit :p

    Edit : But yeah, nice looks, I have become a fan of ASUS boards since my P5W DH Deluxe / Q6600
     
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    Ya to me it look like Sydney Opera House
     
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    While the heat sinks do have a certain style to them... brown and blue?! Come on, I threw up a little when my eye caught this disasterpiece of color combination. Bleh!
     
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    I threw up a little, and it was brown and blue.

    OK, I had just eaten a blueberry slurpee and a chocolate bar.
     
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    i dont like the wavy heatsinks asus use these days, when they overheat (like all NB coolers do) the damn things are impossible to attach a fan to.
     
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    You're just not inventive enough with duck tape, super glue and zip ties :p
     
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    If only it were red it would match my case theme.:(
     
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    Only 4 pins for extra CPU power + 140W support... weird.
     

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