- Oct 9, 2010
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- Kolkata, India
|System Name||Kaby | HP ab221TX laptop|
|Processor||Intel Core i5 7600K @stock | Intel Core i5 5200U|
|Motherboard||Asus Maximus VIII Ranger | HP|
|Cooling||Cooler Master Seidon 120V hydro cooler | Laptop standard copper cooler|
|Memory||4*8 GB Kingston HyperX Fury @2900 MHz 15-15-15-35 2T | 8GB DDR3 1600MHz|
|Video Card(s)||Sapphire Radeon R9 270X VaporX: Core: 1150 MHz, memory 1485 MHz | Intel HD Graphics + NVIDIA GT940M|
|Storage||HyperX 3K 240 GB+Fury 240 GB SSDs, WD10EARS, ST500DM002, ST2000DM006 | Toshiba MQ01ABD100|
|Display(s)||Dell S2240M 22" Full HD IPS widescreen| 15.6" full HD IPS LED LCD (LG Display)|
|Case||Corsair Carbide 100R | HP ab221TX chassis|
|Audio Device(s)||Realtek ALC1150 (Supreme FX) | Realtek ALC 290 with Bang & Olufsen (B&O Play)|
|Power Supply||Corsair CS750M | 65W power brick|
|Mouse||Logitech G300S | Synaptics SMBus touchpad|
|Keyboard||Cooler Master Storm Devastator | Island style backlit keyboard|
|Software||Windows 10 Pro | Windows 10 Home x64|
Here's a review of the Asus M4A88TD-M EVO/USB3 motherboard. I am using it for 1 and a half years now and have found it excellent. Though it is quite old now considering the speed at which technology is developing, I want to review this motherboard.
As you can see, it is a micro-ATX motherboard and is suited perfect for HTPCs and low-mid range gaming PCs.
It includes the AMD 880G and SB850 chipsets which are good as per specs.
They are cooled by passive heatsinks. The smaller one for the South Bridge and the larger one for the North Bridge.
It supports SATA 6 Gbps(SATA III) natively.
Also it includes TurboV-The Asus overclocking utility.
The rear I/O ports. It features the S/PDIF optical jack and the onboard video has all the three connectivity options i.e. VGA, DVI and HDMI.
Includes one eSATA port and a 1394 port.
It has 4 DDR3 1600 MHz (2000 MHz OC) RAM slots which supports a maximum of 16 GB RAM.
Also you can see the sensor at the top left which is an ITE8721F a popular chip seen on many motherboards.
It has the AM3 socket which supports all the Phenom II series of CPUs.
The USB3 is also there-Not onboard but with an external PCIe adapter.
From left-Realtek ALC892 8 channel audio, VIA 1394 controller and the Realtek 8111E Gigabit Ethernet controller.
It is an excellent motherboard and it does overclock really well.
I am now running my AMD Phenom II 955 CPU at 3.9 GHz with 2.8 GHz IMC and RAM at 1.73 GHz without any issues. So you will not be disappointed.
Most of the MOSFETs are made by NIKOs. I don't know how it is. Maybe some of you can tell.
But overall, it is an excellent motherboard and worth the money.