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Preview: ASUS Does 890FX and 880G

Preview: ASUS Does 890FX and 880G



ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3

ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3

The other board from ASUS , the M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 follows a more mainstream formula, though ASUS' proprietary features do make the difference. It's the usual list, like EpxressGate and EZ Flash. You'll also find the Core Unlocker feature onboard, which should be useful for those trying to maximize their budget. The AMD 880G chipset found here is a slight update of AMD's existing 780G so the integrated graphics core should be mostly similar to that found on the 785G. This means the new Southbridge (SB850) is the most significant change. Like the Crosshair IV Formula, ASUS has added USB 3.0 support to extend its lifespan. 

 

Like the Crosshair IV Formula, our impression of the M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 is that the design and quality lives up to ASUS' high standards. The layout appears to work with no obvious flaws while the features are more than adequate for the mainstream segment. ASUS' own features add an extra dimension to this board, especially the Core Unlocker and Turbo Key II to improve your processor's performance. It looks to be a very competent AMD 880G that's well equipped and ready for the near-future.