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ASUS M4A79XTD Evo ATX AM3 790X DDR3 2XPCI-E16 2XPCI-E 2XPCI CrossFireX SATA Audio GBLAN Motherboard

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Features    [ Edit | History ]

The M4A79XTD EVO Desktop Board delivers a host of new features and latest technologies, making it another standout in the long line of ASUS quality motherboards. This motherboard supports AMD Socket AM3 multi-core processors with unique L3 cache and delivers better overclocking capabilities with less power consumption. This motherboard also supports AMD CPUs in the new 45nm manufacturing process.

Quick Specs:
Maximum Memory 16 GB
Form Factor ATX
Processor Supported Athlon II X2 Phenom II X4 Phenom II X3 Phenom II X2 Phenom II Sempron
RAID Levels 0 1 5 1+0 JBOD
Total Processor Supported 1
Controller Type Serial ATA/300 Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7)
Processor Socket Socket AM3 PGA-941
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Processor Technology HyperTransport Technology
Memory Standard DDR3-1600/PC3-12800 DDR3-1333/PC3-10600 DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Width 12"
Depth 9.6"
Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS WEEE
64-bit Processing Yes
Chipset Manufacturer AMD
Chipset Model 790X
Number of Memory Slots 4
Number of PCI Slots 2
Multi GPU Supported CrossFireX
Audio Channels 7.1
Gigabit Ethernet Yes
Number of IDE Interfaces 1
Number of SATA Interfaces 8
Number of PCI Express x1 Slots 2
HyperTransport Speed 2600 MHz
RAID Supported Yes
Number of Total Expansion Slots 6
Number of PCI Express x16 Slots 2
Network (RJ-45) Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 8
Total Number of FireWire/i.LINK Ports 1
PS/2 Port Yes
Number of PS/2 Ports 2
Total Number of Onboard USB Ports 2
Total Number of Onboard FireWire/i.LINK Ports 1
Onboard S/PDIF Header Yes
Total Number of PCI Express Slots 4

Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
     Audio Channels: 7.1
     Sound Controller Manufacturer: VIA
     Sound Controller Model: VT1708S
General Information  
     Brand Name: Asus
     Manufacturer: ASUS Computer International
     Manufacturer Part Number: M4A79XTD EVO
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Product Model: M4A79XTD EVO
     Product Name: M4A79XTD EVO Desktop Motherboard
     Product Type: Desktop Motherboard
I/O Controller  
     Controller Type: Serial ATA/300
Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7)
     RAID Levels: 0
     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
     Audio Line In: Yes
     Audio Line Out: Yes
     Microphone Port: Yes
     Network (RJ-45): Yes
     Number of FireWire/i.LINK 400 Ports: 1
     Number of PS/2 Ports: 2
     Number of S/PDIF Out Ports: 1
     Number of USB 2.0 Ports: 8
     PS/2 Port: Yes
     S/PDIF: Yes
     Total Number of FireWire/i.LINK Ports: 1
     Total Number of USB Ports: 8
     Maximum Memory: 16 GB
     Memory Standard: DDR3-1600/PC3-12800
     Memory Technology: DDR3 SDRAM
     Number of Memory Slots: 4
     Additional Information:
  • 1800MHz DDR3 memory supported via overclocking


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

Support Disc:

  • 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
Network & Communication  
     Gigabit Ethernet: Yes
Onboard Interfaces  
     Number of IDE Interfaces: 1
     Number of SATA Interfaces: 8
     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: 2
Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 9.6"
     Form Factor: ATX
     Width: 12"
Processor & Chipset  
     64-bit Processing: Yes
     Chipset Manufacturer: AMD
     Chipset Model: 790X
     HyperTransport Speed: 2600 MHz
     Multi GPU Supported: CrossFireX
     Processor Socket: Socket AM3 PGA-941
     Processor Supported: Athlon II X2
Phenom II X4
Phenom II X3
Phenom II X2
Phenom II
     Processor Technology: HyperTransport Technology
     Total Processor Supported: 1

ASUS M4A79XTD EVO Customer Reviews

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Experience: 1 Years
- Lots of parameter control in BIOS
- Looks sharp
- Lots of features
- Supported my Phenom 1055T (after BIOS update)
- Sound card goes into high-impedance mode when no programs use it for a couple minutes. This creates an audible hum out of my speakers (home theatre amp). I think this started when I used the most recent drivers.
- There are a lot of status bidplays after POST before Windows even begins booting (SATA bios, LAN boot bios) - adds 30 seconds to bootup time. (Can't figure out how to disable them)
For the price, great mobo. Not the newest generation chipset, even at the time I bought it, but still has plenty of options in BIOS - fan speed, frequencies and voltages.

When I bought it I was having memory issues. To not waste time, I RMA'd the RAM and the MB. The MB was found not defective and ASUS sent it back to me without charge, quickly. I had a good experience with their tech support.

System specs:

Phenom II 1055T with Corsair H60 liquid-cooling
4x2GB Corsair XMS3 1333MHz 9-9-9-24 RAM
nVidia 9800GT + 6600GT OC
500GB WD Caviar Blue + 2x640GB WD Caviar Black (RAID 1)
OCZ StealthXstream 2 650W PSU
Thermaltake V3 case

Experience: 4 Months
 Verified Owner
- Works great
- Has an IDE slot if you need it
- None worth mentioning
I got this for my last build. Everything works fine. The layout is alright. I've had mobos with terrible layouts before. Stuff like RAM slots being too close to the CPU, so heat sinks cover them and all that jazz. But none of those problems here.

I mainly got this for the one IDE slot. I have an old drive that I wanted to use for my new computer, and this let me do that without external solutions. So if you're looking for that, this is a good choice.

Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
-Excellent price
-does 8x/8x PCI-E
-supports newest phenom 6-cores
-no usb3
Overall an excellent and stable board. No issues upon install whatsoever. Bought for ~$80 as compared to $50-$100 more for a board that includes essentially nothing more than USB3 and a few other features.

Experience: 1 Months
 Verified Owner
price, board quality
outdated model
this is a really nice quality board, but it's a little bit outdated. but if you're not worried about sata3 or other features, then it should be fine.

Experience: 1 Months
 Verified Owner
Reasonably priced
DDR3 ram
Bought along with a AMD P II x4 965 for a cheap gaming build, and it does the job. Haven't tried overclocking with it yet, but have read reviews its easy and compatible.

Experience: 3 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Lots of features
CPU unlocking ability
Features don't work well together
I bought this for a personal build based on unlocking and overclocking a Phenom II x3 720 BE. Unlocking a core (either a working and defective core) was easy and painless. Overclocking was just as easy.

I used the fake-raid capabilities of this board to stripe 2 500gb drives for my primary drive. This causes the Asus Express Gate to fail to load and needed to be disabled in the bios.

When attempting to boot from the raid drive the motherboard will say that no hard drives are detected but then boot. This adds about 3 secs to the start up time.

If I connect a HDD to the second SATA channel the motherboard will attempt to boot from that drive and fail without attempting to boot from the raid drive.

Experience: 10 Days
 Verified Owner
Great look
Lots of options (BIOS, overclocking)
Plenty of ports
Good SW support
Not for smaller cases
Tidy wiring a must
This is a great looking board (black board with blue/black plastics and stylish blue heatsinks) and has great support SW and options to overclock or just fine tune your settings for your system.

It's a full ATX board so not for all cases but great for the price considering the options you get. I only had two concerns: making sure my wiring was as tidy as possible (why wouldn't you anyways) to reach where I needed it to and and that the Q connector (for the front panel wires) doesn't connect snugly to the MB.

The Q connector was the biggest annoyance, with my front panel wires running down the side of my case (HTC case, MB lays flat) and anytime I moved the case cover (u-shaped so putting it on or taking it off) it moved the Q connector too. The front panel wires stayed connected nicely to the connector but the connector just didn't ever seem tight so I'm always checking it anytime I adjust my case.

Other than that, I've been impressed by all the plusses this case provides and would recommend it highly, especially for a standard oriented case.

Experience: 3 Weeks
very reasonably priced board.
crossfire ready
easy to install
with upto date bios cpu list and functions are great
unless you update  to latest bios then limited to cpus and functions
for the price ,this crossfire ready board is real contender
and the use of ddr3 ram speeds things up considerably.
the only draw back i have with board is not being able to utilize the pci-x 1 slots due to location in proximity to graphics ports

Experience: 4 Days
Price to feature ratio
Typical Asus quality
None that I can see
The only negative was had to flash the bios to get it to work with the 1100T chip. Also had to adjust the bios to get it to recognize the 1600 ram. Outside of those two very minor instances this board has been absolutely rock solid. Very impressed

Experience: 30 Days
 Verified Owner
Rock solid quality, with pretty good price
Great performance with my Phenom II 955
By the way, Dual 8x PCIE is enough for Crossfire
Almost no difference with Dual 16x in actual application

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Comment: Very positive tech radar review. Apparently, this board oc's better than Asus' and Gigabyte's 790FX boards.
Posted by: ENiGMATiC @11/27/09
Comment: Positive review from Hardware Secrets. Annoyingly spells 'through' as 'thru' though for some reason.
Posted by: ENiGMATiC @11/27/09
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