While the 890FX will reign as the performance oriented board type with AMD’s newest chipsets, it is the mainstream boards that many users will end up opting for instead. As such ASUS brings this mainstream chipset to light on the M4A88TD-V EVO.
Processor support will be the first thing commonly looked at nowadays and this EVO will not disappoint. Everything in AMD’s current lineup is supported and future compatibility for AMD’s X6 and X4 T will also be included. Powering these processors is a very respectable 10-Phase VRM with all the important MOFSET’s covered under a signature ASUS blue heatsink.
Memory support is typical DDR3 with an effective bandwidth of 2000Mhz (Overclocked) operating in Dual Channel mode. Onboard is an integrated ATI Radeon 4250 with 128MB of sideport DDR3 memory. For Expansion the EVO comes up a little shy with only one slot operating at 16x. The other PCI-e is Electrical but Express 1.1 x4 instead of a more typical 2.0 format. Connectivity remains standard fair with 5 internal SATA slots and a Single IDE connector. For USB the board will actually have two variants, one that supports USB 3.0 and one that does not.
All in all it is a feature rich board that is aimed for the more mainstream user versus the power user. Availability should be comming in the next few weeks although the exact price point is yet to be known.