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ASUS Preps 790X-based M4A79XTD EVO Motherboard

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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.

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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.
 

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Their new heatsinks remind me of pulled sugar ribbons.
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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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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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!
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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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.
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.