ASUS M4A88TD-M/USB3 AMD 880G mATX Motherboard Review


CPU AMD Socket AM3 ;Phenom™II /Athlon™II /Sempron™ 100 Series Processors
Supports 45nm CPU
AMD® 140W CPU Support
AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet™ Technology
Chipset AMD 880G/SB850
System Bus Up to 5200 MT/s ; HyperTransport™ 3.0
Memory 4 x DIMM, Max. 16 GB, DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1600(O.C.)/1333/1066 ECC,Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel memory architecture
*Due to CPU spec., AMD 100 and 200 series CPUs support up to DDR3 1066Mhz. With ASUS design, this motherboard can support up to DDR3 1333MHz.
**Due to OS limitation, when installing total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows® 32-bit operation system may only recognize less than 3GB. Install a 64-bit WindowsWindows® OS when you want to install 4GB or more memory on the motherboard.
***Refer to for the memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists)
Expansion Slots 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
1 x PCI
VGA Integrated ATI Radeon™ HD 4250 GPU
– Supports HDMI™ Technology with max. resolution up to 1920 x 1080
– Supports Dual-link DVI with max. resolution up to 2560×1600 @60Hz
– Supports D-Sub with max. resolution 2048×1536 @85Hz
– Hybrid CrossFireX™ Support
– Dual independent displays support with HDMI / DVI and D-Sub
– Supports Microsoft® DirectX 10.1, OpenGL 2.0, Shader Model 4.1
– Hardware Decode Acceleration for H.264,VC-1, and MPEG-2
– Maximum shared memory of 1GB
Storage SB850 Chipset
6 xSATA 6.0 Gb/s ports Support RAID 0,1,5,10
VIA VT6415 PATA controller
1 xUltraDMA 133/100 for up to 2 PATA devices
LAN Realtek® RTL8111E Gigabit LAN controller featuring AI NET 2
Audio ALC892 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
– Supports 192kHz/ 24bit BD Lossless Sound
– Supports Jack-Detection, Multi-Streaming, and Front Panel Jack-Retasking (HD mode only)
– Optical S/PDIF Out ports at back I/O
USB – 2 x USB 3.0 ports (blue, at the back panel)
– 12 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (8 ports at mid-board, 4 ports at back panel)
ASUS Unique Features ASUS Xtreme Design
ASUS Hybrid Processor — TurboV EVO
– Turbo Unlocker, Auto Tuning, TurboV, CPU Level UP and GPU Boost
ASUS Hybrid Switch
– Core Unlocker
ASUS Hybrid OS — Express Gate
ASUS Power Solutions
– 4+1 Phase Power Design
– ASUS Anti-Surge Protection
ASUS Exclusive Features
– MemOK!
– Anti-surge protect
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution
– ASUS Fanless Design: Heat sink solution
– ASUS Fan-Xpert
– ASUS Stack Cool 3
– ASUS O.C. Profile
– ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
– ASUS EZ Flash 2
– ASUS MyLogo 2
Overclocking Features Precision Tweaker 2
– vCore: Adjustable CPU voltage at 0.003125V increment
– vChipset (VDDNB): Adjustable chipset voltage at 0.003125V increment
– vDIMM: Adjustable DRAM voltage at 0.015V increment
SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection)
– FSB tuning from 100MHz up to 550MHz at 1MHz increment
– PCI Express frequency tuning from 100MHz up to 150MHz at 1MHz increment
Overclocking Protection
– ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
Special Features 100% All High-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors
Back Panel I/O Ports 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo port
1 x DVI
1 x D-Sub
1 x HDMI
1 x S/PDIF Out
1 x LAN(RJ45) port
8 -Channel Audio I/O
2 x USB 3.0 ports (blue)
4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
Internal I/O Connectors 4 x USB 2.0 connectors (8 ports)
1 x COM connector
1 x IDE connector
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1 x CPU Fan connector
1 x Chassis Fan connectors
1 x Front panel audio connector
1 x S/PDIF Out Header
1 x Core Unlocker Switch
1 x MemOK! Button
1x LPT connector
24-pin ATX Power connector
4-pin ATX 12V Power connector
1 x System panel connector
BIOS 16 Mb Flash ROM , AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.5, ACPI 2.0a, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
Manageability WOL by PME,WOR by PME,WOR by Ring,PXE
Accessories 1 x Ultra DMA 133/100/66 cable
2 x Serial ATA 3 Gb/s cables
2 x Serial ATA 6 Gb/s cables
1 x Q-Connector (retail version only)
1 x Q-Shield
1 x User’s manual
Support Disc Drivers
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
ASUS Update
ASUS Utilities
Form Factor uATX Form Factor
9.6 inch x 9.6 inch ( 24.4 cm x 24.4 cm )