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ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO Motherboard Preview

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:02 am

ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO Motherboard Preview - AMD 785G

Even though the formal release of the AMD 785G chipset is not set to occur until some time in August, the first 785G motherboards have been shipping to retailers for weeks and one managed to find its way to our front door here at Legit Reviews. Today, we have the ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO motherboard to take a peak at.

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As you can see from the image above the ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO is a full size ATX motherboard that features the AM3 processor socket by AMD. The M4A785TD-V EVO uses Stack Cool 3+ and is part of the Xtreme Design initiative that ASUS is currently promoting. The board has a very clean layout and features an 8+2 phase power design. AMD and ASUS asked us not to go into any more detail than what can be seen from pictures of the board, so we can only give you a brief overview of the M4A785TD-V EVO. This motherboard features SidePort Memory, which is an individual on-board DDR3 chip that acts as a memory buffer for the integrated Radeon 4200 graphics. Since the board has the Radeon 4200 graphics on-board it also sports ATI Hybrid CrossFireX technology.


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Re: ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO Motherboard Preview

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:47 am

Found a slight problem with the boards back I/O panel:

When benchmarking the eSATA performance i noticed that eSATA drives like the OCZ Throttle don't fit all the way in straight. You can see that it is hitting the standoff to screw in the DVI cable. If a DVI cable is installed using a wide device like the OCZ Throttle isn't going to work... Interesting, but does this matter to you guys?

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Re: ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO Motherboard Preview

Postby spitter » Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:33 am

Me, no it doesn't matter, I am getting away from using the back ports for thumb drives, the back ports are for things that are more permanent than thumb drives more like, printers, camera docks, external hard drives.
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Re: ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO Motherboard Preview

Postby stopthekilling77 » Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:22 am

I'd just dremel the problem out of the way if I absolutely needed to run a system like that
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Re: ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO Motherboard Preview

Postby kappage » Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:35 am

stopthekilling77 wrote:I'd just dremel the problem out of the way if I absolutely needed to run a system like that

you dont need a dremel they jsut screw out. You can use a pair of needle nose pliers..
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Re: ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO Motherboard Preview

Postby XstollieX » Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:23 am

Out of curiosity would the throttle even fit with a dvi monitor plugged in?
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Re: ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO Motherboard Preview

Postby Apoptosis » Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:27 am

XstollieX wrote:Out of curiosity would the throttle even fit with a dvi monitor plugged in?


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Re: ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO Motherboard Preview

Postby XstollieX » Sun Aug 09, 2009 2:20 pm

Apoptosis wrote:
XstollieX wrote:Out of curiosity would the throttle even fit with a dvi monitor plugged in?


No

That could pose a problem for alot of people. I just noticed that you stated that in the previous post #-o
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Re: ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO Motherboard Preview

Postby stopthekilling77 » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:01 pm

kappage wrote:
stopthekilling77 wrote:I'd just dremel the problem out of the way if I absolutely needed to run a system like that

you dont need a dremel they jsut screw out. You can use a pair of needle nose pliers..


Meant the side of the flash drive but that was really just an idle thought #-o
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