AMD has been making chipsets for their CPUs for years now. Their latest high-end chipset is the AMD 790FX which was launched along with the SB600 as the ultimate solution for their CPUs. For the most part, the 790FX was an excellent choice but there were a couple of deficiencies in the SB600 chipset that were fixed in the launch of the SB750 Southbridge. This new Southbridge was launched with the 790GX motherboard chipset and today several motherboard manufacturers have built motherboards with the new combination, making for a powerful choice on the AMD side of things.
ASUS motherboards have long been a favorite of mine here at Motherboards.org. In point of fact, every motherboard in our personal systems is all based upon ASUS motherboards. ASUS has long been known as an excellent innovator on the motherboard front with high-end enthusiasts loving their boards due to the excellent overclock ability, the features and the tweaking that their boards allows and general high performance make ASUS boards excellent choices for the consumer. The general negative of their boards is the higher price compared to the competition, but again here is where the quality of their boards comes in. Todayís review is of the ASUS M3A79-T board that combines the old 790FX chipset with the SB750.