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ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard

  • AMD 790X
  • Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
  • 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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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Kyle L.
  • 6/21/2014 11:14:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsLasted a good 4 years before I decided to upgrade

Pros: Great board for the price. Great for OCing. Never had issues other than I wished I had gotten a usb 30. but that's not their fault.

Cons: None I can name other than the BIOS is okish

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  • Katherine T.
  • 2/7/2014 1:59:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs4 and a 1/2 years and still going strong.

Pros: Not a single issue to date... knock on wood. I like bigger full atx boards... there is just room to breath... I have had a phenom ii x 2 550 BE since day one, 4G g-skill DDR3 1333 both O.C'd. the BE @ 3.79 Ghz and DDR3 @1399 since day one without a hitch, hiccup, sputter or even heavy breathing.
I like where the fan connections are located on the board too.

Cons: VIA audio

Other Thoughts: After 41/2 years I'm going to upgrade... not the motherboard , just some other components.

I found a phenom ii x 6 1090T,and I'm replacing the HD4870 with a HD7870, 4 more G's of G-skill, a Seasonic 650, PCIe ESI Audiotechnik 7.1, Samsung 120GB EVO, that's the only thing I can think of that I wish I had of today's tech SATA 6Gig connections, other than that PCI 3.0 isn't a concern and I don't care about USB 3.0... I mean, who needs a usb device with that much bandwidth anyways? any peripheral worth having that much bus should be internal IMHO. USB 3.0 might be good for laptops with small SSD's that need an external for back up and storage... but , I've been down that road before and it's not fun to have to carry an extra USB connected hard drive around everywhere you go. dig it out of your bag... connect it... wait for windows to recognize it... sometimes it does... sometimes it doesn't... then where are you going to put it if you have limited space... I mean you bought a laptop for a reason, so you can be portable right... but now you've got to find a desk to put your laptop and your darnn external drives... ya, i bet USB 3.0 would be good for that.

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  • Benjamin G.
  • 1/27/2014 8:11:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood... and Bad

Pros: Still running after 4 years. Still running original AMD Phenom II X4 945. Upgraded memory a couple years ago. And added an SSD for running W7. For the most part it has done everything ive asked it to. Im not a gamer anymore, mostly productive stuff, yet sometimes high CPU productive stuff.

Cons: Something is wrong with the montherboard SATA connectors. I spent the first two months with BSODs every day or two. Tried lots of stuff but eventually figured out that I need to reseat the SATA cables once a month. So for the last four years I get a monthly set of BSODs that I then fix by reseating the SATA cables on the motherboard. I have replaced all cables and the problem continues. Maybe cheap connectors or bad alloys that get oxidized fast on the motherboard. Ive never had another motherboard do this. I live in the desert with constant low humidity. Sucks to have to take the case apart every month.

Other Thoughts: I regret buying it, but maybe ASUS boards are better now. This board lessened my ASUS brand loyalty.

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  • Frank M.
  • 12/6/2013 7:13:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNB Failure

Pros: The board lasted from jan 2011 to nov 2013 with no errors running 2x4gb sticks of Gskil ram 1333mhz, AMD 965 phenom II be cpu, gtx 460, ANTEC 650watt PSU.
Luckily it was still under warranty.

Cons: Started getting random restarts after screen freezes. Looked in EventViewer and the board was reporting north bridge errors. chatted online with asus tech and told him windows was reporting NB error and all he said was fill this out for RMA and send it in. Still awaiting the return of the MOBO from asus.

Other Thoughts: Bought my wife a Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H with an i5-4440 processor to replace the asus board as it was time for an upgrade anyway.

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  • Nicolette H.
  • 11/5/2013 4:13:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs3+ years and still not a problem

Pros: Everything about this board has worked perfect from day one. Guess I must be one of the lucky ones according to the reviews. I have had 3 GPU's and 2 CPU's run through this board. Started with 4Gb 1800 RAM and upgraded twice to 12Gb. Never had a RAM issue. Ran 2 2Gb sticks before adding 2 4Gb sticks all at tuned alike. No problems, all plug n' play. Started with a 4650 1Gb Radeon. Moved to a 5770R hawk 1Gb Radeon. Upgraded to dual 7770's. Started with an old school phenom 2(chip number fails me atm) and runa Phenom 2x4 955 D black. Almost 4 years if issue free gaming and fapping!

Cons: ZERO

Other Thoughts: Now that this beast of a mobo is past it's peak, I will def. be looking into Asus for the next generation of my gaming needs. Good job Asus. You have never let me down.

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  • Ramikio J.
  • 11/2/2013 3:45:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGreat until warranty expired

Pros: Worked great until literally 6 months after the warranty period ended.

Cons: I ran this board for 3.5 years with two 2 gb sticks of RAM. I decided to upgrade to four 2 gb sticks of RAM and found out that the computer would not post to BIOS with RAM installed in the B2 DIMM slot.

Other Thoughts: I tried everything to fix this problem. I updated the bios, I changed the settings in the BIOS, I cleared the CMOS, and I checked my motherboard for shorts. Nothing worked. I called ASUS and asked for help. They sounded like a broken record. All they told me was that the board was out of warranty and there was nothing they could do. They wouldn't repair it at a lower cost, they wouldn't RMA the board, they wouldn't even send me a coupon for another ASUS motherboard. They were completely unwilling to help me. In short, do not buy this board unless you only plan to use it during the warranty period. The only egg this product gets actually goes to NEWEGG. NEWEGG gave me a great price on this board and delivered it to me lightening quick. Go NEWEGG!!!

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 you may be out of warranty, we could still repair the motherboard; however, a standard repair cost will apply. 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 3129132.

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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  • Ramikio J.
  • 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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