A couple of weeks ago we took a look at the ASUS M4A88TD-M/USB3 mATX motherboard. Well today we will be taking a look at its big brother the M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3. This motherboard features the same AMD 880G northbridge and SB850 southbridge as its smaller counterpart. AMD’s 880G chipset is sort of the little sister of the 890GX chipset, but is set to be more affordable, while still offering the same performance. This chipset also offers native SATA 6GB/s and USB 3.0 support. Let’s take a look at the M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 and see how well it performs.
We received this board directly from ASUS, but for some reason the box was inside-out. Everything was still nicely packed inside though.
Getting everything out of the box you have the M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 motherboard, 2 SATA 6GB/s cables, 2 SATA 3GB/s cables, I/O shield, ribbon cable and a driver CD. There was also supposed to be a USB 3.0 PCI-E card included, but it was nowhere to be found.