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ASUS A78M-E 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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The Asus A78M-E delivers the quality, features, and affordability for you to build a budget-friendly AMD Kaveri APU-based system. This motherboard is powered by an AMD A78 FCH (Bolton D3), and accommodates the latest AMD FM2+/FM2 APUs that integrate the powerful Radeon HD Series Graphics. This means you'll enjoy discrete-class graphics acceleration in your games and daily applications, without the cost or power consumption of an actual discrete video card.

This motherboard is built with an array of Asus features that make it stand out immediately. Asus 5X Protection provides all-round protection to achieve the best reliability and durability. The new UEFI BIOS makes system setting and tuning friendlier, easier, and more intuitive. The EPU optimizes power consumption by automatically detecting the CPU loading level, and the Fan Xpert helps your system achieve the perfect balance between cooling and noise with dedicated CPU and case fan controls.  This motherboard also natively supports USB 3.0 and SATA III for you to get the best performance from your devices.

  • newegg AMD A-series Accelerated Processor 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, and native PCI Express 3.0 for full-speed expansion.
  • newegg 5X Protection Asus motherboards guard your PC with 5X Protection. This motherboard uses quality components like DIGI+ VRM digital power design for precise APU power on demand, ESD units tested to strict standards that eliminate electrostatic interference, and resettable fuses around the DRAM slots to prevent overcurrent and short-circuit damage. Corrosion-resistant back I/O shields are also adopted, providing the best possible reliability and durability.
  • newegg New UEFI BIOS The 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.
  • newegg EPU 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 the power draw to save money and creates a more efficient PC.
  • newegg SATA III and USB 3.0 with UASP Support Asus provides SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports with enhanced scalability, faster data retrieval, and double the bandwidth of SATA 3Gb/s. The USB 3.0 offers blistering fast connectivity with speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. 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 the already fast USB 3.0 performance. Asus software automatically accelerates data rates for compatible USB 3.0 peripherals without any user interaction.
  • newegg AI Suite 3 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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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • matthew m.
  • 1/28/2015 4:40:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent budget board

Pros: USB 3.0, not real complicated.

Cons: No bios update from OS. I loaded the flash program and new version and flashed w pen drive, forget doing it in DOS. It loaded windows 8.1 no issues but I felt it lagged a little bit. Just for ha ha's I loaded Win 7 Pro and it was much more responsive. I really like Windows 8 but 7 ran so much better I'm keeping it. I have 2 other FM2 boards (MSI & GB) and I could deal with that trade off in performance 8. I did not try it on an SSD.

Other Thoughts: I'm a nit picker, the board seems stable to me. I do like MSI's bios one touch OC and Gigabytes OC software better but this is designed for desktop apps I think more so than OCing. I don't recall XMP options in the bios either.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Matt,

We want to thank you for posting this positive review in the website and we appreciate it. It's good t know that you're happy and satisfied with the unit. We're so glad to received a positive feedback from our customer. If you're going to need help or assistance with the unit or any other ASUS product please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N1501101410 in the subject line for your reference.

ASUS Customer Loyalty are dedicated in helping you and all other ASUS customers.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Peter B.
  • 1/24/2015 9:53:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWill not post

Pros: Looks cool

Cons: Can't get any video out of it. Thought I wouldn't have any problems as I bought this from one of neweggs combo deals.

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  • Wahidur R.
  • 1/23/2015 9:34:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsOutdated BIOS!

Pros: Everything except one con

Cons: The motherboards BIOS needed update before Windows installation which caused all my USB devices (wired) to lose signal in mid way installation process, but its a quick fix

Other Thoughts: Not bad at all for the price

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  • Joseph L.
  • 1/22/2015 8:12:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat little Motherboard for the price

Pros: cheap but very powerful little board if you set it up right.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: had an old HP server that fried. so i ordered this board because of it versatile qualities and price. the board memory cpu and cooling fan all arrived in a two day period. took the HP and gutted it. popped this AMD board right in. threw an AMD A10 5800k chip in plus 16gigs of ddr3 2133 ram.. stuck a Artic cooling fan in and an old 1trb drive and in less than 2 hours have a great gaming machine that overclocks at 4.5ghz with no pressure on the cpu. basically a $900 unit for less than a third of the price. i've been an intel man all my life but now i'm converted.. Even navigating the bios settings was no trouble. if i had another $350 bucks i'd do it again in a heartbeat.

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  • Harold I.
  • 1/14/2015 2:46:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome features for the price!

Pros: Great features in an mATX board, 6 SATA 3 slots, a USB 3.0 header for your tower, native HDMI support. Wonderful for an HTPC build

Cons: none

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  • christy e.
  • 1/11/2015 6:09:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDon't buy

Pros: I dunno the mobo wont work and it's detecting no problems.
Arrived on time.

Cons: 1. No Customer Support
2. If you get it they hang up
3.The metal guard for the per wont fit on my chassis

Other Thoughts: I use an AMD A10 Processor and I think that the problem is that the new bios isn't compatible with it and i wish i get help from asus to get in a previous working bios without voiding my warranty.

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  • Sheila R.
  • 1/4/2015 9:57:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes everything it's advertised to do.

Pros: Great board, nothing else to really note. I had a few bios issues in the beginning, and it seems really buggy, but that's nothing to dock an egg for.

Cons: Very few upgrade paths, you'll need to buy a new mobo when upgrading more than likely.

BIOS issues.

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  • VALUED C.
  • 1/3/2015 2:50:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgood but scary

Pros: amazing for the price

nice overclocking, regardless of other reviews

have an a8 5600k at 4.5 ghz for hours on end, still fine

Cons: *cough* its uh... small and hard to work with, but its microATX, so you should be prepared for that.

Other Thoughts: most of the reviews on this product are negative to a degree and make this a very scary mobo to buy.

its totally fine except for a few weird placement things.

only one fan connector, but the case I bought happened to have 2 fans with molex connectors (so its all gravy)

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  • Michael B.
  • 1/2/2015 7:14:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent Board.

Pros: Nice feature set for the price. No problems setting up or running Windows 8.1.

Cons: Front panel header placement will be a problem if you have a long 2-slot video card. Memory and SATA performance are not as good as either of my budget Intel systems (P67+G2020, H81+G3220).

Other Thoughts: I'm using an 860K since I already had a video card. Next time I would just buy an APU. Good luck if you ever need support from ASUS.

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  • Mike S.
  • 12/29/2014 6:38:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes it's job

Pros: Nice for a low budget APU box.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Cheap on sale with a rebate.

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