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The M4A785-M sports integrated ATI Radeon HD 4200 graphics and ATI Hybrid CrossFireX technology.

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Pros

HTPC ready - supports HDMI out and onboard 1080p decoding

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good BIOS - easy to navigate and update

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unique Express Gate feature

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plenty of SATA ports

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one of the few boards capable of unlocking Athlon X2s to quad cores

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good overclocking options in the BIOS

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Cons

only supports DDR2 RAM - no DDR3 support

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lacks USB 3.0 connectivity

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onboard graphics lack DX11 support

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The Asus M4A785-M is a low-end to mid-range microATX motherboard based on AMD's 785G (northbridge) and SB710 (southbridge) chipsets. It features an AM2/AM2+/AM3 socket for support of a wide variety of AMD processors as well as support for up to 16GB of DDR2 RAM. Meanwhile, the M4A785-M sports integrated ATI Radeon HD 4200 graphics and ATI Hybrid CrossFireX technology.

The M4A785-M's AM2/AM2+/AM3 CPU socket allows it to handle any AMD Phenom II, Athlon II, Phenom, Athlon or Sempron processor while its 4 DIMM slots provide support for up to 16GB of dual-channel DDR2 RAM with data transfer rates of 1200(O.C.), 1066, 800 and 667MHz. Its integrated ATI Radeon HD 4200 graphics processor provides the M4A785-M with support for DirectX 10.1 and OpenGL 2.0 as well as 1080p high definition media playback and multi-monitor setups via HDMI, DVI and RGB. Additionally, the M4A785-M's ATI Hybrid CrossFireX technology allows any discrete ATI GPU to work in tandem with its integrated graphics for improved graphical performance.

Features

  • AM2/AM2+/AM3 socket supports AMD Phenom II, Athlon II, Phenom, Athlon and Sempron processors
  • Supports up to 16GB of dual-channel DDR2 RAM @ 1200(O.C.), 1066, 800 and 667MHz
  • Integrated ATI Radeon HD 4200 graphics
  • Video output: HDMI (1920x1200 @60Hz), DVI (2560x1600 @60Hz) and RGB (2048x1536 @85Hz)
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16, 1 x PCIe x1, 2 x PCI
  • ATI Hybrid CrossFireX technology
  • 12 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (6 ports at mid-board, 6 ports at back panel)
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