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ASUS A78M-A FM2+ AMD A78 (Bolton D3) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

  • AMD A78 (Bolton D3)
  • Athlon/A- Series (FM2+)
  • DDR3 2400(OC)/2133/1866/1600/1333
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Stainless Steel Back I/O

3X More Durable Corrosion-Resistant Coating
ASUS motherboard back I/O panels are made from strong and corrosion-resistant stainless steel, which is bonded with a thin layer of chromium oxide to enhance anti-corrosive properties. Passing 72-hour spray salt endurance tests, ASUS stainless steel back I/O panels have a usage life three times longer compared to ordinary panels.


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DIGI+ VRM

Precise Power Control and Long-Lasting Stability
Voltage regulator modules (VRMs) are among the most essential motherboard components. A good VRM intelligently delivers APU power based on actual needs at any given time. ASUS was first with digital power design featuring faster sensing and response to deliver precise APU power on demand. This great accuracy reduces energy waste and of course improves system stability thanks to more consistent delivery.


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High-Quality 5K-Hour Solid State Capacitors

2.5X Longer Lifespan with Excellent Durability
ASUS high-quality solid state capacitors assure a 5,000-hour lifespan, equivalent to 2.5 times longer than traditional capacitors. All capacitors pass testing under temperatures as high as 221°F (105°C) and meet Japanese industrial standards to provide excellent durability and enhanced thermal capacity.


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New UEFI BIOS – Friendlier and More Intuitive

Exclusive EZ Mode Adds Useful Info to Become Even Easier
Media-renowned UEFI BIOS from ASUS provides the smoothest mouse-controlled graphical BIOS, and now features more intuitive functions to quickly take you to favorite BIOS pages and frequently-accessed settings through custom shortcuts. You can even write quick notes in-BIOS for future reference, view an activity log of setting changes and modifications, and rename SATA ports. EZ Mode has a whole new look, upgraded with extra-friendly capabilities like detailed fan controls, D.O.C.P. profile settings, SATA information, and fast clock adjustment. Together, these perfect your BIOS experience.


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SATA Port Renaming

You can rename your SATA ports for easy identification, including by usage scenario. Get greater convenience and spend less time on finding the right devices when you want to change settings.


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USB 3.0 Boost (UASP Support)

170% Faster Transfer Speeds than Traditional USB 3.0
ASUS USB 3.0 Boost technology supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) in Windows 8. With USB 3.0 Boost technology, a USB device's transmission speed is significantly increased up to 170%, adding to already fast USB 3.0 performance. ASUS software automatically accelerates data rates for compatible USB 3.0 peripherals without any user interaction.

  • World's 1st USB 3.0 UASP Support – Instantly 170% faster.
  • Complete USB 3.0 Solution – Performance boost under Turbo Mode or UASP Mode for most USB devices.
  • Simple Plug and Boost – Auto detection design ensures best performance.

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Network iControl

Real-Time Network Bandwidth Management
One click to prioritize network traffic for applications you're currently using or set up favorite profiles to run at specific times. Avoid network congestion, speed up downloading, and make sure online gaming runs optimized, all through an intuitive user interface.
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A78M-A PCI Express 3.0

PCI Express 3.0 uses improved encoding that provides twice the performance of PCI Express 2.0. Total bandwidth for an x16 link reaches 32GBps, delivering unprecedented data speeds combined with the convenience and seamless transition offered by complete backward compatibility.
A78M-A Complete USB 3.0 Integration

Double USB Access, Double the Convenience
ASUS facilitates USB 3.0 accessibility for both the front and rear panel. Experience the latest plug n play connectivity at speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. Our motherboards afford greater convenience with high speed connectivity.
A78M-A SATA 6.0GBps

Twice the speed
ASUS provides SATA 6.0GBps ports with enhanced scalability, faster data retrieval, and double the bandwidth of SATA 3GBps.
A78M-A Q-Slot

Effortless PCI Express Component Removal
Press the Q-Slot clip lightly, and graphics cards just pop out. The large winged clip is easy to reach so you don't have to struggle with installing or removing even the biggest graphics cards.
ASUS Boot Setting

Multiple Startup Options
Thanks to ASUS Windows 8 hardware optimization, ASUS Boot Setting provides better flexibility in customizing your PC's startup process. You can shorten system boot-up time to two-seconds* for a smoother user experience under Windows 8, and even previous versions of Windows. Also, you can enter the BIOS directly with one click through a user-friendly interface, and quickly select your preferred system boot up method: either get to the OS in seconds or opt for regular boot up. Whatever your choice, settings are saved and persistent, with no need to choose every time you power on.
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AI Suite 3

One-Stop Access to Innovative ASUS Features
ASUS AI Suite 3 offers a brand new user experience through a clearer and more attractive interface with support for larger monitors. It consolidates all exclusive ASUS features into one simple-to-use package, allowing you to supervise overclocking, energy consumption, fan speeds, voltages and more. This all-in-one app offers diverse and easy to use functionality, with no need to switch back and forth between different utilities.
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EPU

All-Round Energy Efficiency
Tap into the world's first real-time PC power saving chip through the AI Suite 3 utility. Get total system-wide energy optimization by automatically detecting current PC loadings and intelligently moderating power consumption. It can manually switch to Away Mode, so that you can download and stream content or backup data when away from your PC, which minimizes power draw to save money, creating a more efficient PC.
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A78M-A Fan Xpert

Dedicated CPU and Case Fan Controls
ASUS Fan Xpert intelligently allows you to adjust CPU and case fan speeds according to different ambient temperatures in diverse climate conditions and locations, as well as actual PC loading. Various preset fan performance profiles offer flexible fan speed controls to achieve a quiet and cool environment.
AMD® Dual Graphics Technology

AMD Radeon™ Dual Graphics is an exclusive technology only available to AMD platforms. It allows AMD APUs and selected AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 series graphics cards to work together, delivering an unrivalled 3D gaming graphics quality and performance. By combining both the discrete and integrated graphics processors, gamers can now enjoy faster and smoother frame rates on any latest gaming titles.
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A78M-A AMD® A-Series Accelerated Processor with AMD Radeon™ R Series Graphics

This motherboard fully supports the latest AMD Socket FM2+ Kaveri APUs with AMD Radeon™ R series graphics and retains compatibility with AMD Socket FM2 (Richland and Trinity) APUs. AMD Socket FM2+ APUs support Microsoft® DirectX 11.1 for incredibly fast and smooth graphics, native PCI Express 3.0 for full-speed expansion and 4K resolutions via HDMI and DisplayPort connections.
A78M-A AMD® A78 FCH (Bolton D3)

AMD® A78 FCH (Bolton D3) is designed to support up to 5GTps interface speed and PCI Express™ 2.0 graphics. It natively supports 6 x SATA 6GBps ports and 4 x USB 3.0 Ports

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Warranty

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


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  • Billy P.
  • 11/10/2014 4:46:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Motherboard..

Pros: This is a great motherboard for any quad-core gamer or computer enthusiast. The ASUS quality is visible in both the looks and performance.

Cons: No con's that require mentioning.

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  • Billy P.
  • 11/10/2014 4:40:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Motherboard..

Pros: Great motherboard for the price, rock solid performance and ASUS quality.

Cons: No cons that require mentioning. As stated above this motherboard is a good pick for a quad core gamer.

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  • Brian F.
  • 11/5/2014 2:21:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Board

Pros: This board is great love it. Got it with a combo deal with this board a CPU and 8 gig of memory all for under $200. Has plenty of sata 6 ports built in HDMI and DVI with a CPU that supports videos. Total of four USB 3.0 two on the back and two add on for a front header. Also very nice BIOS too. Very happy with AMD its been a long time since i had one my last was a socket 939

Cons: Only one PCI Express x1 wish it had two also only a total of 4 USB 3.0

Other Thoughts: Great love it for a budget built

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  • Trevor R.
  • 10/2/2014 7:47:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsASUS Mobo

Pros: Fit in the case, looks good. Would be an excellent rig if it worked.

Hopefully it will be easy to RMA.

Cons: Got the board, installed components, no video, no post beeps, but had power, etc. I went through every checklist for possible problems that I could find, but there was no change in the board's behavior. After reading a few forums about other people who had had similar issues, those users were also ASUS mobo's and ASUS apparently has a reputation for having RAM issues on their boards that result in these problems.

Since the board won't beep, there is no way for me to tell if it's a RAM issue or a board issue, so I'm forced to assume that it is a board issue for now. I will be returning this board and getting one from another company.

Other Thoughts: This is at least my second ASUS board, and my first board has been and is still performing admirably. I would hope that this particular issue is a fluke, and ASUS adjusts their designs to be easier to troubleshoot accordingly.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings Khal,

I am sorry that you are having issues with the motherboard. Have you contacted NewEgg for an RMA exchange already? Please let me know and we can discuss your case as well as setting up an RMA with ASUS. When you have the chance, please provide me with what troubleshooting steps you have tried, as well as the rest of the systems hardware configuration. Cs#N141007017

Regards,

Lou
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cc-lou@asus.com

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  • douglas b.
  • 9/20/2014 4:31:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Motherboard

Pros: has a UEFI instead of the older legacy BIOS. 4 RAM slots instead of the usual 2, and it supports hybrid crossfire with the GPU and a a dedicated video card.

Cons: wish it had more USB 3.0 ports. there are only two on the back I/O panel. however there is a pin connector on the motherboard for front mounted USB if your case has that.

Other Thoughts: really love this motherboard. booted right up the first time. installled a AMD A6-5400K dual-core with 8GB of hyper X RAM and a Sandisk 128GB SSD. this rig is so Fast. probably faster than the Core i7 rig I use at work and it's got 8GB ram and a Samsung EVO SSD. I'm so impressed with this rig.

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  • Benjamin S.
  • 9/20/2014 11:14:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat value

Pros: Haven't had any problems so far. Fit in my case well, has sufficient room for my memory cards and my monster heat sink, plenty of Sata ports and USB 3.0... can't complain. Reasonably priced, reliable so far, user-friendly motherboard working well in my first PC build.

Cons: None.

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  • David G.
  • 8/28/2014 4:17:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing!

Pros: It shipped fairly quick. This board works wonders. Has everything I need for an amazing price. Still hadn't had a problem since, but it runs like a champ! I love it.

Cons: None

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  • Griffin M.
  • 7/20/2014 6:26:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAsus A78M-A

Pros: Perfectly sufficient for a lower-end budget build that I was targeting. No issues to speak of and typical Asus quality. First experience with UEFI and it was very straightforward.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: AMD A10-5800K
Arctic Alpine 64 Plus
G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-14900CL9D-8GBXL
Seagate ST1000DM003
Cougar Spike Case
Windows 7 Home Premium

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  • Robert S.
  • 7/17/2014 2:20:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDo not count on the Rebate

Pros: the board is ok

Cons: They denied my rebate because they didn't like the Newegg becuase it doesn't have the date on the same page as the items, I even emailed them a screen shot of it and they ignored me, very upsetting. They do not respect their customers.

Other Thoughts: After years of purchasing thousands of dollars of Asus products I am going to switch to another manufactuer

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  • David S.
  • 7/9/2014 9:23:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Board

Pros: Love the HDMI out with Audio and graphics. using A6 processor with built in graphics. The new Bios is very slick and user friendly. Can boot to windows 8 in a matter of seconds

Cons: none yet but i haven't had a chance to use it that much

Other Thoughts: i am using it for an HTPC, I had a heck of time trying to determine the features different in other models. they all looked pretty much identical.

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