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Asus M3N-HD/HDMI


$170.00 Released September, 2008

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Passively cooled. Supports AM3 CPU. Uses quality components that will be stable and allow for a long life (all solid state capacitors).

The Cons:Only supports 125W or less AM3 or AM2 CPU. Potential cooling issues? - very little cooling on a more advanced chipset. Somewhat expensive for an AMD motherboard, despite being a higher end model.

The ASUS M3N-HD/HDMI motherboard is built on the AMD AM2+/AM2 platform and comes with support for the AMD Phenom Quad Core processor. It supports DDR2 1066 dual channel to provide capacity for increased memory data transfer rate and processing efficiency.

The combination allows for an accellerated data transfer rate of 5000MT's through the Hybrid transport 3.0 system bus. The HDMI interface and bundled HDMI/DVI conversion adaption allows flexibility to support both formats, in addition to analogue d-sub. Fast boot time and instant access to the internet without a Windows system installation are added features.

Features

  • Memory - 4 x DIMM, Maximum 8 GB, DDR2 1066/800/667 ECC
  • 2 x PCI-e slots (x16, or x8 dual)
  • Integrated NDVIDIA GeForce 8 Series GPU
  • Hybrid SLI Support (For Windows Vista Only)
  • 12 USB 2.0 ports (6 mid board, 6 back panel)
  • ASUS Express Gate Lite, includes web browser, file downloading and uploading features
  • ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution - ASUS AI Gear 2, ASUS AI Nap and ASUS Q-Fan 2
  • ASUS Crystal Sound - ASUS Noise Filter
  • ASUS EX DYI, includes the ASUS Q-Connector, Q-Sheild, OC PRofile and EZ Flash 2
  • Comes with the Ulta DMA cable, FDD cable, SATA cables and user manual
  • Also includes 1 USB module, 1 HDMI to DVI Convertor, 1 SLI bridge and a 3 in 1 Q-connector

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Pros
  • 3

    passively cooled

  • 3

    Supports AM3 CPU

  • 2

    uses quality components that will be stable and allow for a long life (all solid state capacitors)

  • 2

    support for DDR2 1066MHz

  • 2

    good, albeit odd connector placement - does not obstruct video card area

  • 0

    includes a capable onboard graphics chip if you need to troubleshoot a graphics card, utilize less electricity or don't want to buy a card right away

Cons
  • 3

    Only supports 125W or less AM3 or AM2 CPU

  • 2

    potential cooling issues? - very little cooling on a more advanced chipset

  • 0

    somewhat expensive for an AMD motherboard, despite being a higher end model

  • 0

    limited upgradability (is not an AM3 board: no DDR3, no future hyper transport revision etc...)

  • 0

    poor placement of board power connections may obstruct airflow to/from the CPU

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Yale
Yale: #asus_m3n_hd_hdmi I wrote that. I am through and through an AMD fan.

First - your main issue: the power connection placement *is* poor, take your pick buddy, you're simply wrong. There is a reason they place these on the edges. Not a huge deal, but most people like a nice layout for good unobstructed airflow (especially with a $170 board).

Secondly - My point is simple: it's a $170 investment into a dead end. AM3 is here in a couple months, and investment in this won't get you very far.

Yale Dec 9, 08
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denogorgan
denogorgan: #asus_m3n_hd_hdmi

Who ever wrote this is smoking crack !!!! "poor placement of board power connections may obstruct airflow to/from the CPU"

Where exactly would you put the main power connector ?

 

And this "limited upgradability (is not an AM3 board: no DDR3, no future hyper transport revision etc...)"

It is AM3 compatible just not fully compatible won't run high end CPU's in AM3 or even AM2 not enough wattage. DDR3 no AMD AM2+ boards have DDR3 yet and this is an older design. I think your Intel fanboyness is showing through. Maybe you should actually check your facts before posting stuff in here people might confuse your ego sproutin misinformation for fact.

Dec 9, 08
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