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ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard

  • AMD 790X
  • Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron
  • DDR3 1800(O.C.) / 1600 / 1333 / 1066
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ASUS does it again with the M4A79XTD EVO motherboard!

Take advantage of the powerful multi-core AMD Phenom II and Athlon II processors with this board's AM3 socket. You'll also have access to the most powerful and fastest video processing around when you install two ATI video cards in CrossFireX configuration. As an added bonus, the M4A79XTD EVO features ASUS Anti-Surge Protection to protect sensitive peripherals from being damaged by irregular power fluctuations.

ASUS is an industry leader known for making innovative and reliable motherboards. Bring home the experience and craftsmanship and build your next system in confidence today!

  • newegg Socket AM3 Processor Support The ASUS M4A79XTD EVO supports the latest-generation AMD Socket AM3 processors including the AMD Phenom II X3 and AMD Phenom II X4 processor.
  • newegg ATi CrossFireX Multi-GPU Technology Support ATi CrossFireX is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform, enabling two discrete graphics processors to work together for boosted system performance and a breakthrough gaming experience.
  • newegg New Generation 8+2 Phase Power Design The ASUS M4A79XTD EVO adopts the brand new 8-phase VRM power design to delivers high power efficiency and extreme overlocking ability for fully releasing the next generation CPU’s potential. Plus the high-quality power components guarantee a lower temperature on motherboard for amazing stability and longer lifespan.

Learn more about the ASUS M4A79XTD EVO

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Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Brett D.
  • 11/2/2013 2:47:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsASUS engineered to fail within 6 months of the end of the warranty period.

Pros: Great paper weight.

Cons: Fails shortly after warranty period. Zero customer support. Installing RAM in DIMM slot B2 causes the board to not post to BIOS.

Other Thoughts: I bought this board in February of 2010. The warranty was up in February of 2013. I ran this board with 2 sticks of ram for 3.5 years. I recently decided to upgrade the RAM and fill all 4 slots. I then found out that the computer would not post to the BIOS with RAM in the DIMM B2 slot. I called ASUS and they refused to help me and ignored my requests. Their only comment was that the board was out of warranty and there was nothing they could do. ASUS clearly has engineered this product to fail shortly after the warranty period is over.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I am sorry that your motherboard is having issues with memory. Try installing one of your original DIMM into the B2 DIMM slot. Does the system POST then? If it doesn't, this, as you know already, may indicate a faulty DIMM slot. Although your motherboard may be out of warranty, we could still repair the motherboard; however, there will be a standard repair cost to have the system repaired. If you are interested in setting this up, please let me know through email, and I will be happy to arrange it. Your reference number for this case is 3129183.

For support information, please visit http://support.asus.com. For service, visit http://service.asus.com. For motherboard warranty, visit http://www.service.asus.com/warranty.aspx#!Motherboard%20Warranty/c1c20; Refurbished products/accessories: http://www.service.asus.com/warranty.aspx#!refurbished-warranty/c16us. For RMA status, visit: http://am.eservice.asus.com/rmaweb/search/rmCustomerQueryAction.do?.

Regards,

Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cl-mark@asus.com

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  • Don R.
  • 10/31/2013 12:07:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat MB for price!

Pros: I have almost nothing bad to say about this motherboard after owning it for 3+ years and playing resource-demanding games. In 3+ years, the M4A79XTD EVO hasn't given me a single problem to date. It was 10 months old on the market when I first bought it, and a bit cheaper than newer MB's available at that time, and it held its own just fine using mediocre hardware accessories. It wasn't until 1.5 years ago that I needed to upgrade it after trying to play "Need For Speed The Run" on it. At that time, I was using an AMD Phenom II (quad core) 3.4Ghz CPU, 4Mbs of DDR3/PC1600 RAM, and an nVidia GeForce 9400 (PCI) video card, and the game was choppy and crashed often at the lowest acceptable game settings. After upgrading to 8 gigs of RAM and video card to an nVidia GeForce 650 Ti, the game runs great using medium graphics settings. Need I say more? :-) Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) scores this hardware setup at 7.6-7.9 top to bottom except for data transfer speed which it rates at 5.9, and that's including a 300Gb SATA 10,000 rpm hard drive. If I maxed out the Hyper-Threading, I'm sure the score would jump up to 7.6 at the least. That's great for the price of a barebone machine with that setup - all of which are cheap in today's market. As of Nov. 2013, a barebone PC using this hardware would run you under $300 (CPU/RAM/SATA drive) and able to handle anything you throw at it!

Cons: Almost no cons. For today's resource demanding games, this PC would probably have a hard time playing them unless it has the best hardware it can support. And you wouldn't have to upgrade for at least a year or two, and cost you $300 or less (approx.) for MB, CPU, and RAM as of Nov. 2013 (barebone setup). That's if you can even find those parts available at any on-line retailer, except for maybe the well known auction site which I can't name here. That would be your best bet as old as this MB is now.

Other Thoughts: GREAT motherboard for a power-gamer using the latest and best hardware this MB can support as of Nov. 2013. Barebones setup would cost less than $300 (approx.) and not need to be upgraded for 1-2 years.

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  • Mary h.
  • 10/23/2013 1:08:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsbad idea

Pros: would be a nice board

Cons: have had for a year or so in box never used taken care of
tried to hook up and use will not post giving no ram sound to late to claim warranty ---___---

Other Thoughts: ram- g skill f3 12800cl9d- 2gbnq
Athlon 2
psu- 700 watt

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Although you are outside of the warranty, I would still like to help. Please send your full specifications, along with any troubleshooting steps you tried to my email, and I will be able to look into this issue further.

Also, please confirm that the RAM, CPU, and BIOS installed are compatible. You can find this information on our support site. If you need help finding this, please let me know.

For support information, please visit http://support.asus.com. For service, visit http://service.asus.com. For motherboard warranty, visit http://www.service.asus.com/warranty.aspx#!Motherboard%20Warranty/c1c20; Refurbished products/accessories: http://www.service.asus.com/warranty.aspx#!refurbished-warranty/c16us. For RMA status, visit: http://am.eservice.asus.com/rmaweb/search/rmCustomerQueryAction.do?.

Regards,

Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cl-mark@asus.com

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/26/2013 11:31:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTerrible Customer Service

Pros: Works great for a while

Cons: After working for several years this board started throw memory errors; trying to get the tech support to do anything about it was like pulling teeth.
I won't be doing any business with ASUS in the future, and I suggest you stay away as well.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for providing feedback on the M4A79XTD EVO.

I am sorry you are having issues with your motherboard. I would like to help if I can. Please send me your system specifications (part list) along with any troubleshooting steps you tried so far, and I will be able to look into this issue further. Your reference number is 2948924.

Regards,

Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cl-mark@asus.com

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  • Richard D.
  • 8/18/2013 10:40:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsClear Skies, Smooth Sailing: Three(ish) Years Later

Pros: Excellent board! One of the better boards I've seen from ASUS.

-Stable under load
-O.C. settings available border on ludicrous
-4 RAM slots! (Why do they make boards with only 2?)
-Crossfire support
-Phenom 2 x6 support
-Abundant SATA ports
-PCI-E 2.0 (a benefit back when it was new)
-Core unleashing (720 "Heka", anyone?)

Cons: -Lack of USB3 (my fault, should have waited for that revision)
-Shipped with unstable BIOS, flash to latest resolved issue
-Doesn't un-cook eggs

Other Thoughts: Despite all of the negative reviews, I still have to say this is one of the best motherboards I've ever owned. It's up there next to my old GA-965P-DS3 (two boards ago). I've never had a hint of instability no matter the level of overclocking or duration of gaming session. (NOTE: It is ESSENTIAL that you have proper case cooling when attempting any serious overclocking! Too many people have brought their systems to me for repair after failure occurred while overclocked. One look inside reveals a massive CPU HSF, but no other fans. A CPU cooler CANNOT ensure sufficient airflow over all system components!) Anyway, here are the 2 systems this board has powered:

Original build:
CPU: Phenom II x3 720 BE - 4th core unleashed, 3.6ghz OC (~3.85ghz OC running w/o 4th core) on AIR
RAM: 8gb (2x 4GB Corsair CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 1600mhz, CL 9)
Graphics: Sapphire Radeon 5830 1GB
Primary HDD: 500GB WD Blue

Current System:
CPU: Phenom II x6 1090t BE (OC - 3.4ghz - dud chip)
RAM: 16gb (4x 4GB Corsair CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 1600mhz, CL 9)
Graphics: Sapphire Radeon 7950 Boost 3gb
Primary HDD: Kingston 128GB SSD

Despite it's age, this board in the above configuration keeps pace well with the dominant gaming PC in my repertoire : the i7-2600k/Geforce 670 based monster I build for my younger brother. Not a bad feat for such an old chip, I'd say (The 720 "Heka" has been relegated to media server duty).

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  • Bradley D.
  • 8/2/2013 8:29:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Board!

Pros: - ATX form
- Supports AM3 Phenom, Athlon, Sempon
- USB2 / SATA I
- phenomenal o/c capabilities
- crossfire ready
- good power management
- SATA & IDE available
- proved itself 3+ years as a solid gaming board

Cons: Random restarts began over 2 years after install. They would happen under any system load, or lack of. It would be an instantaneous 5 second freeze then boot. All components were checked, and were being sufficiently cooled. The CPU was in perfect condition with a large CoolerMaster heatsink. I'd call it early old-age for the board, but it wasn't a consistent annoyance.

HDMI audio failed through my radeon cards failed under 2 years after install. It wasn't the cards though, after a recent Mobo upgrade, the HDMI fully works.

Other Thoughts: In early 2010 this board was roughly an upper-mid rage piece of hardware. Today ( 2013) it is it is approaching upper-low range for capabilities.

This board was used for solid gaming for over 3 years. I had no problems with the install or any software installs. BIOS was easy to manage and upgrade. The overclocking capabilities are great for it's time, and you can really do a lot with this board.

I honestly have no real complaints. If the HDMI didn't mysteriously fail through my graphics cards, I'd have rated it 5.

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  • patrick m.
  • 7/14/2013 12:48:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAlomost 3 Years & Going Strong

Pros: Great MB If I would have known they were being dis-continued I would have bought 4 of them. If all the youngsters out there wouldn't push the board to it's limits (overclocking) and then complain it's failing, this mb would be rated as top of the line. But just like anything else when kids paly with and it breaks all they do is cry, and blame it on someone else.

Cons: NONE

Other Thoughts: Case, Antec 1200
Video card, Saphire 5770hd
CPU Cooler, ZALMAN CNPS9900ALED
PSU, CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W
ASUS 24X DVD Burner Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
Mother board, ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3
Processor, AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Quad-Core
Hardrive, Western Digital Caviar Black, WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM
Memory, G.SKILL Ripjaw Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 APC, RS 1200 Battery Back up/surge protector
Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit

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  • michael l.
  • 7/12/2013 3:39:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsafter first RMA . . .

Pros: FOLLOWING FROM RMA SERVICE
other thoughts ~

Cons: FOLLOWING FROM RMA SERVICE
other thoughts ~

Other Thoughts: After sending off to RMA, the reply I got to get it approve was fast, I listed 2 problems it had, one was the two bad RAM slots were not working upon arrival, the next was there was no posting from removing video card nor did my monitor get any, i did a long elimination to see what was wrong, PSU worked, V card worked,even got a new one, RAM worked( beeped upon removing) , CPU worked, everything was getting power, no bad stand offs, reset CMOS battery, etc. send off, paid $13 S&H .. cool waited 2 weeks got it back. on a note it notified my two dead RAM upon arrival ...
not sure if they even fix anything else or bothered. try to run it out of the box, everything still powers, good. decide to reset CMOS.. k, .... mounted everything....nothing.. they pretty much left me where I was.. i have literally got nowhere within these 3 weeks. except now when I remove the RAM it no longer beeps.. so nothing gives out postings or anything. it just power.s. but nothing else.. Good job ASUS. you just RMA back to even a more worse state it was beforehand.

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  • michael l.
  • 6/19/2013 5:14:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsbad Mothebroard

Pros: was decent price for what it was worth

Cons: two bad RAM slots upon arrival

Other Thoughts: I am reviewing this yet again to explain further that the core booster stopped working and turned off by tiself multiple times, and the PCI Slots either stop working or wont process any video output. I've tried both slots and I also got a new video card . Neither work, this MB is a time bomb fixing to just die out by itself.

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  • Dennis C.
  • 5/22/2013 8:38:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHas worked beautifully

Pros: Does great for what I do

Cons: It does not work with a french press

Other Thoughts: Seriously, why can I not get a board that controls a french press? =D

This board has been in operation for over two years and I have not seen any hardware related issues. On the other hand, I do not overclock. Asus devotee here, then.

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