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ASUS M4 motherboards for AMD AM3 CPUs unveiled

Posted on Friday, January 09 2009 @ 20:15:37 CET by

ASUS has unveiled the specifications and features of its upcoming M4 series motherboards which are designed for AMD's Phenom II AM3 processors.
To unleash the AM3 processors' full potential, ASUS' constant development of the 8-Phase power design has resulted in superb performances—reaching an excellent 91% in power efficiency. With the ASUS TurboV's intuitive overclocking utility, and the easy-to-use ASUS Turbo Key, users can easily overclock and overvoltage the new processors like never before. The ASUS M4 Series thus brings the AM3 CPU performance into full play—providing users with the perfect choice for the AM3 processors usage.

Breakthrough 8-Phase Power Design Tailored for Optimal Performance
ASUS is proud to introduce the brand new 8-Phase power design on the M4 Series; which with the highest phase number of VRM power in the AMD platform, leads industry specifications. The ASUS M4 Series is also designed with an additional 1 to 2 power phases dedicated to the CPU embedded memory and HT controller—guaranteeing delivery of appropriate voltages for more stable operations and longer CPU lifespan—regardless of heavy or light system loading. ASUS has also adopted EPU function—a well-liked feature in ASUS P5Q series launch, in AMD platform. This unique EPU technology will provide total system power management by detecting current PC loadings and intelligently moderating power in real-time. The ASUS M4 Series also utilizes high quality 5000-hour long lifespan (at 105ºC working temperatures) capacitors that improves power efficiency and lowers system temperatures—providing a durable working environment and better overclocking capabilities.

Easy and Outstanding Overclocking with Turbo Key and TurboV
The ASUS Turbo Key is an exclusive feature that transforms the PC power button into a physical overclocking button. Completing the easy setup provides users with the ability to boost performance levels with just a push of a button—presenting users with faster, more powerful performances without interrupting ongoing work or games—overclocking has never been easier! For hardcore users, the ASUS M4 Series also features TurboV, an advanced overclocking tool that utilizes a micro-controller to provide precise 0.02V voltage adjustments. Furthermore, users can save their preferred OC profiles and easily apply the best O.C. settings for different scenarios. Now anyone can enjoy performance boosts—without needing to exit the operating system or rebooting; -with the ASUS M4 Series motherboards.

M4A Series product list:
  M4A79T Deluxe M4A79 Deluxe M4A78T-E M4A78-E M4A78 PRO
Chipset 790FX+SB750 790GX+SB750 780G+SB700
System bus HyperTransport™ 3.0: up to 5200 MT/s
Memory DDR3 1600(O.C.)/ 1333/1066 MHz DDR2 1066/
800/667 MHz
DDR3 1600(O.C.)/ 1333/1066 MHz DDR2 1066/
800/667 MHz
DDR2 1066/
800/667 MHz
Graphics N/A ATI Radeon™ HD 3300 ATI Radeon™
HD 3200
PCIe x 16 slot x4 x4 x2 x2 x1
Gbit LAN x1
Audio 8CH HD Audio
Storage 1* Ultra DMA
5* SATA 3Gb/s
1* eSATA 3Gb/s
1* Ultra DMA
6*SATA 3Gb/s
1394a Yes -

M4N Series product list

  M4N82 Deluxe M4N72-E M4N78 PRO
Chipset NVIDIA
nForece 980a SLI
nForece 750a SLI
GeForce 8300
System bus HyperTransport™ 3.0: up to 5200 MT/s
Memory DDR2 1066/800/667 MHz
Graphics GeForce 8 Series GPU for Hybrid SLI output only GeForce 8300 GPU
PCIe x 16 slot x3 (3-Way SLI) x2 (SLI) X1
Gbit LAN x1
Audio 8CH HD Audio
Storage 1* Ultra DMA
5* SATA 3Gb/s
1* eSATA 3Gb/s
1* Ultra DMA
6* SATA 3Gb/s
1394a Yes Yes -



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