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ASUS M4A78T-E ATX 790GX Socket AM3 DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI HDMI Video Sound GBLAN Motherboard

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   Shipping Weight:   3 lbs
   Part #: M4A78T-E

Features    [ Edit | History ]
Features:

M4A78T-E Desktop Board delivers a host of new features and latest technologies, making it another standout in the long line of ASUS quality motherboards. It supports AMD Socket AM3 multi-core processors with unique L3 cache and delivers better overclocking capabilities with less power consumption. It features dual-channel DDR3 1333 memory support and accelerates data transfer rate up to 5200MT/s via HyperTransport 3.0 based system bus. This motherboard also supports AMD CPUs in the new 45nm manufacturing process.

Quick Specs:
Package Contents
  • M4A78T-E Desktop Board
  • 1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 cable
  • 4 x SATA cables
  • 1 x Q-Shield
  • 1 x User's manual
  • 2 in 1 Q-connector
  • Support Disc
Maximum Memory 16 GB
S/PDIF Yes
Limited Warranty 3 Year
Form Factor ATX
Processor Supported Phenom II Athlon X4 Athlon X3 Athlon X2 Phenom II X3 Phenom II X4
RAID Levels 0 1 5 1+0 JBOD
Total Processor Supported 1
Controller Type Floppy Controller Serial ATA/300 Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7)
Processor Socket Socket AM3 PGA-941
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Processor Technology HyperTransport Technology
Memory Standard DDR3-1333/PC3-10600 DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Width 12"
Depth 9.6"
Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS
64-bit Processing Yes
Chipset Manufacturer AMD
Chipset Model 790GX
Number of Memory Slots 4
Number of PCI Slots 2
Multi GPU Supported CrossFireX
Graphics Controller Manufacturer ATI
Graphics Controller Model Radeon HD 3300
Graphics Controller Memory 512 MB
Audio Channels 7.1
Gigabit Ethernet Yes
Number of IDE Interfaces 1
Number of SATA Interfaces 6
Number of PCI Express x1 Slots 2
Onboard Video On-board Video Chipset
HyperTransport Speed 2600 MHz
RAID Supported Yes
Number of Total Expansion Slots 6
Number of PCI Express x16 Slots 2
HDMI Yes
DVI Yes
VGA Yes
Network (RJ-45) Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 6
Total Number of FireWire/i.LINK Ports 1
PS/2 Port Yes
Number of PS/2 Ports 1
Total Number of Onboard USB Ports 3
Total Number of Onboard FireWire/i.LINK Ports 1
Onboard S/PDIF Header Yes
Total Number of PCI Express Slots 4
ProductId1012922240


Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
Audio  
     Audio Channels: 7.1
     Sound Controller Manufacturer: VIA
     Sound Controller Model: VT1708S
General Information  
     Brand Name: Asus
     Manufacturer: ASUS Computer International
     Manufacturer Part Number: M4A78T-E
     Manufacturer Website Address: http://www.asus.com
     Product Model: M4A78T-E
     Product Name: M4A78T-E Desktop Motherboard
     Product Type: Desktop Motherboard
I/O Controller  
     Controller Type: Floppy Controller
Serial ATA/300
Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7)
     RAID Levels: 0
1
5
1+0
JBOD
     RAID Supported: Yes
I/O Expansions  
     Number of PCI Express x1 Slots: 2
     Number of PCI Express x16 Slots: 2
     Number of PCI Slots: 2
     Number of Total Expansion Slots: 6
     Total Number of PCI Express Slots: 4
Interfaces/Ports  
     Audio Line In: Yes
     Audio Line Out: Yes
     DVI: Yes
     HDMI: Yes
     Microphone Port: Yes
     Network (RJ-45): Yes
     Number of DVI Outputs: 1
     Number of FireWire/i.LINK 400 Ports: 1
     Number of HDMI Outputs: 1
     Number of PS/2 Ports: 1
     Number of S/PDIF Out Ports: 1
     Number of USB 2.0 Ports: 6
     PS/2 Port: Yes
     S/PDIF: Yes
     Total Number of FireWire/i.LINK Ports: 1
     Total Number of USB Ports: 6
     VGA: Yes
Memory  
     Maximum Memory: 16 GB
     Memory Standard: DDR3-1333/PC3-10600
DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
     Memory Technology: DDR3 SDRAM
     Number of Memory Slots: 4
Miscellaneous  
     Additional Information:
  • DDR3 1600MHz is an overclock speed

BIOS:

  • 8 Mb Flash ROM
  • AMI BIOS
  • PnP
  • DMI2.0
  • WfM2.0
  • SM BIOS 2.3
  • ACPI 2.0a
  • ASUS EZ Flash 2
  • ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3

Support Disc contents:

  • Drivers
  • ASUS PC Probe II
  • Express Gate
  • ASUS AI Suite
  • Anti-virus software
  • ASUS Update
  • AMD OverDrive Utility (AOD)

     Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: RoHS
     Green Compliant: Yes
     Package Contents:
  • M4A78T-E Desktop Board
  • 1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 cable
  • 4 x SATA cables
  • 1 x Q-Shield
  • 1 x User's manual
  • 2 in 1 Q-connector
  • Support Disc

Network & Communication  
     Gigabit Ethernet: Yes
Onboard Interfaces  
     Number of IDE Interfaces: 1
     Number of SATA Interfaces: 6
     Onboard Audio Header: Yes
     Onboard LEDs Header: Yes
     Onboard S/PDIF Header: Yes
     Total Number of Onboard FireWire/i.LINK Ports: 1
     Total Number of Onboard USB Ports: 3
Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 9.6" (243.8 mm)
     Form Factor: ATX
     Width: 12" (304.8 mm)
Processor & Chipset  
     64-bit Processing: Yes
     Chipset Manufacturer: AMD
     Chipset Model: 790GX
     HyperTransport Speed: 2600 MHz
     Multi GPU Supported: CrossFireX
     Processor Socket: Socket AM3 PGA-941
     Processor Supported: Phenom II
Athlon X4
Athlon X3
Athlon X2
Phenom II X3
Phenom II X4
     Processor Technology: HyperTransport Technology
     Total Processor Supported: 1
Video  
     Graphics Controller Manufacturer: ATI
     Graphics Controller Memory: 512 MB
     Graphics Controller Model: Radeon HD 3300
     Onboard Video: On-board Video Chipset
Warranty  
     Limited Warranty: 3 Year

Customer Reviews of (ASUS M4A78T-E)

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rsdl
11/12/11
Experience: 1 Years
Pros
Great board with nice tools and HDMI!
Cons
None
Summary
Bought this a year ago and it is still running nicely.

Intoliman
10/31/10
Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
Pros
Cheap and effective
Cons
None.
Summary
Works great for the price. Haven't had any trouble with it since I purchased it. Installed very easily and fit into my case nicely. You get what you pay for, this is a good board for the price.

Agustinus_W
10/14/10
Experience: 1 Months
 Verified Owner
Pros
2 pciex16 (x16 single and x8 dual) great for crossfirex setup
onboard graphics is alright
an asus board usually means good build quality
Cons
no sata 6gb/s (though most hdd won't even saturate the sata 3gb/s)
no usb3.0 (but to this day it's not widely used at all)
Summary
I bought this board mainly because of the 2 pciex16 slots for my crossfire setup. An important thing to note is that the 2 slots will run at x8 when used simultaneously i.e. CF/sli.

most boards around the same price with 2 pciex16 slots will actually run at x4 speed when used simultaneously. These boards kinda lie about its crossfire-readiness, the x4 speed will bottleneck performance gained by crossfire. while x8 speed doesn't really. (You can google for tomshardware article on this)
fully dual x16 speed only comes from really high end mobos.

I also like the igp radeon hd 3300, it lets me play starcraft2 for now while I'm waiting for the radeon 6000 series to come out (oct22)

Horatio Gonzales
10/07/10
Experience: 1 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Pros
Cheap
Nice features
Cons
None
Summary
Really good value in an AM3 board. Got it mainly because it was an ATX board with onboard video (super budget build). I can even get a good overclock out of it, which is a plus for a low-price unit (Athlon II X2 250 c3.6GHz)!

This review was modfied by poster @ 10-07-10 06:02 PM

Laurie_C
08/23/10
Experience: 1 Years
Pros
- Excellent connectivity.
- Sleek Heatsinks
- Cheap (Especially when price checked on a good day)
- Good over-clocking safeties
Cons
- Poor auto RAM overclocking
- No PS-2 Mouse Port
Summary
Overall a good board. Cheap, effective, and good looking.
Good, cheap, choice for matching with an old nVidia card. My GTX 275 works VERY well, and out paces a friends 285. (OS setup factors in a bit.)

I wouldn't reccomend it right now, as newer stuff has come out. This doesn't come with USB 3, so go for something that includes that.

Pierre_C
06/30/10
Experience: 8 Months
Pros
Seemed stable with original install.
Cons
Broken USB. Started to install new usb peripherals like printers' scanner and usb sticks and it would crash the rig hard not being able to reboot. Windows repair does not work. Windows restore wouldnt work most time and often to reimage the drive. latest bioses/driver reinstall cmos reset dont help. I now avoid any use of usb peripherals or bios changes or any peripheral add ons with the rig outside the mouse and basic printer. Adding usb pci expansion card caused same major boot up issue.
Summary
Asus offered to fix via rma but thats downtime on the current only one rig I wont have. They cant send me a new mobo as they are out of stock apparently. Its now being replaced by the 890 gen mobos and reviews of those are also problematic... Im not sure id blame asus moreso than amd chipsetsdrivers at this point... Many who've tried sending it for fix didnt get the result hoped for so constant shipping of a cheapo mobo makes no sense. This is the second usb problematic mobo from asus after my previous setup with an a8r-mvp so I will try another brand next time.

Micah_L
06/15/10
Experience: 5 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
Read the reviews, this motherboard had great reviews and comes with everything you need +more
Cons
I needed an matx case, so I could not use this motherboard. There has been a lot of debate between Asus and Gigabyte motherboards, personally I'd say the best bang for buck would be gigabyte. If you have some money to drop, get Asus.
Summary
Originally, I wanted this motherboard to unlock a core in the AMD720. From my research, this was the recommended mobo. I would pick this up if you intend on unlocking cores or build a nice system with an ATX case.

Danny_F
02/13/10
Experience: 1 Months
 Verified Owner
Pros
- Good features for the price
- Solid and reliable
Cons
- None that I can see
Summary
I purchased this to go along with a Phenom II 955 BE and am happy I did. I needed to manually set the ram timing for the OCZ sticks that I had but haven't had any other issues. Haven't used the overclocking features yet but may in the future.

Alex™
12/01/09
Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
Pros
- Reliable.
- BIOS easy to navigate.
- Overclocking is fairly simple.
- Decent integrated graphics.
- Inexpensive.
Cons
- Dual GPU configuration can be difficult.
Summary
Purchased this for a gaming-esque build. It was simple to install and setup and has a good layout. I only tried minor overclocking, which was effortless. One of the issues is a lack of SATA ports, and dual GPU configuration. Overall, it's a good board for the price.

Ryan_H
11/06/09
Experience: 2 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Pros
* Decent On-Board Graphics
* HD Audio
* Passively Chipset Cooling
* Ample Space Around Socket For Cooling
Cons
* Tower Style HSF MUST Mount North-South.
* 4 Pin Secondary Power Instead Of 8 Pin.
* Better Bios Documentation Would Have Been Appreciated.
Summary
I like this board so far. Asus is an excellent mfg, though you do pay a bit more for that. The easy overclocking recovery is handy as heck. There is lots of space around the socket for cooling but you might obstruct your 1st ram bank. It happened in mine with a 212+

There are 2 PCIE x 1 ports so that even with a dual socket cooler you have space for an add-in card. Being passively cooled means no fans to break down on the chipset (happened to me previously).

Overall I feel it is a solid mainstream motherboard. About what you'd expect, with no ugly surprises. Which is exactly what I wanted.

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