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ASUS M4A79 Deluxe Socket AM3 motherboard pictured

Posted on Wednesday, December 31 2008 @ 20:59:43 CET by


OC WorkBench published a photo of the Socket AM3 ASUS M4A79 Deluxe motherboard.



Here's a look at the specifications of this motherboard:

CPU Phenom™ X4 / Phenom™ X3 / Athlon™ X2 / Athlon™ / Sempron™ processors (socket AM2+ / AM2)
Compatible with Phenom™ II / Athlon™ X4 / Athlon™ X3 / Athlon™ X2 (AM3 CPU)
Supports 45nm CPU
AMD® Cool 'n' Quiet™ Technology
Chipset AMD® 790FX / SB750
System Bus Up to 5200 MT/s HyperTransport™ 3.0 interface for AM3 / AM2+ CPU
2000 / 1600 MT/s for AM2 CPU
Memory 4 x DIMM, max. 16GB, DDR2 1066* / 800 / 667 MHz, ECC and non-ECC, un-buffered memory
Dual channel memory architecture
*Due to AMD CPU limitation, DDR2 1066 is supported by AM2+ / AM3 CPU for one DIMM per channel only. Refer to www.asus.com for the memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
**Due to OS limitation, when installing total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows® 32-bit operation system may only recognize less than 3GB. Hence, a total installed memory of less than 3GB is recommended.
Expansion Slots 4 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots, support ATI CrossFireX™ technology (@ dual x16, triple x16 / x8 / x8, or quad x8 link)
2 x PCI 2.2 slots
Storage SB750 Chipset:
- 1 x Ultra DMA 133/100/66 for up to 2 PATA devices
- 5 x SATA 3Gb/s ports with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 and JBOD
- 1 x eSATA 3Gb/s port
LAN Realtek® 8112 Gigabit LAN controller featuring AI NET 2
Audio Realtek® ALC1200 8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Supports Jack-Detection, Multi-Streaming, and Front Panel Jack-Retasking
- Coaxial / Optical S/PDIF Out ports at back I/O
- ASUS Noise Filtering
IEEE 1394 VIA® VT6315N controller supports 2 x IEEE 1394a ports (1 at mid-board; 1 at back panel)
USB 12 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (6 ports at mid-board, 6 ports at back panel)
ASUS Unique Features ASUS Power Solutions:
- 8+2 Phase Power Design
- ASUS Anti-Surge Protection
ASUS Green Design:
- EPU
- ASUS AI Nap
Express Gate
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solutions:
- ASUS Fanless Design: Heat pipe solution
- ASUS Fanless Design: Stack Cool 2
- ASUS Q-Fan 2
ASUS EZ DIY:
- ASUS Q-Shield
- ASUS Q-Connector
- ASUS O.C. Profile
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
- Onboard Switch
Special Features 100% High-quality Japan-made Conductive Polymer Capacitors! (5000hrs VRM, over 57 years operation lifespan at 65。C)
ASUS MyLogo 2
AMD® OverDrive Support*
*Advanced cooling system is required when advanced overclocking functions of AMD OverDrive are enabled.
ASUS Exclusive Overclocking Features Intelligent overclocking tools:
- AI Overclocking (Intelligent CPU Frequency Tuner)
- Turbo V
- Turbo Key
Precision Tweaker 2:
- vCore: Adjustable CPU voltage at 0.0125V increment
- vChipset (NB): 16-step Chipset voltage control
- vDIMM: 36-step DRAM voltage control
SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection)
- FSB tuning from 200MHz up to 600MHz at 1MHz increment
- PCI Express frequency tuning from 100MHz up to 150MHz at 1MHz increment
Overclocking Protection:
- ASUS C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall)
Back Panel I/O Ports 1 x PS/2 keyboard port (Purple)
1 x PS/2 mouse port (Green)
1 x S/PDIF Out port (Coaxial)
1 x S/PDIF Out port (Optical)
1 x External SATA port
1 x IEEE1394a port
1 x LAN (RJ45) port
6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
8-channel Audio I/O ports
Internal I/O Connectors 3 x USB connectors support additional 6 USB ports
1 x Floppy disk drive connector
1 x IDE connector
1 x COM connector
5 x SATA connectors
1 x CPU Fan connector
2 x Chassis Fan connectors
1 x Power Fan connector
1 x IEEE1394a connector
Front panel audio connector
1 x S/PDIF Out header
Chassis Intrusion connector
CD audio in
24-pin ATX Power connector
System Panel (Q-Connector)
8-pin ATX 12V Power connector
1 x Power on Switch
1 x Reset Switch
BIOS Features 8 Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.5, ACPI 2.0a, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2
Manageability WOL by PME, WOR by PME, WOR by Ring, Chasis Intrusion, PXE
Accessories 2 x ASUS CrossFire bridge cables
1 x Ultra DMA 133/100/66 cable
5 x Serial ATA cables
1 x Q-Shield
1 x User's manual
1 x Multi-functional module (1-port IEEE 1394a + 2-port USB2.0)
1 x 2 in 1 Q-connector (USB, System panel; Retail version only)
*The floppy disk drive cable is purchased separately.
Support DVD Contents Drivers
Express Gate
ASUS PC Probe II
ASUS Update
ASUS AI Suite
AMD OverDrive Utility (AOD)
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
Form Factor ATX Form Factor, 12”x 9.6” (30.5cm x 24.4cm)





 



 

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