We at Overclock3D have long since established that AMD’s Socket AM3 is a very capable platform for the budget orientated performance enthusiasts. Having progressively tested Athlon II X2, X4 and Phenom II X4 processors from across the board and have generally found ourselves very impressed with their abilities in their respective price brackets and most importantly, the motherboards are affordable too. However, aside the recent releases of new “C3 revision” processors, things have dropped a tad quiet. It is our understanding that there will not be any significant AMD releases until the middle of next year, which sees the appearance of new 8xx series chipsets and AMD Phenom II X6 processors so our task until then, let’s take a look at one of today’s offerings. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Asus M4A79XTD EVO Motherboard.