ASUS M4A79 Deluxe Motherboard Review :: Introduction

06-11-2009 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun

AMD and Intel are in a heated battle for control of the CPU market. Intel has taken the lead as of late with the launch of their Core 2 platform which completely blew away the competition from AMD. The launch of the AM3 CPU has introduced some features into the AMD platform that have been missing like support for DDR3 memory and the transition into the 45nanometer process node.

ASUS manufactures a wide variety of computer related equipment including motherboards, video cards, and cell phones. They are a favorite of mine and Doc's who use ASUS computer equipment whenever possible in the main computers in the house. Today I'm reviewing the ASUS M4A79 Deluxe motherboard which supports the new AMD Phenom II processors and is based upon AMD's 790FX chipset.