Asus M4A785TD-V EVO 785G ATX Preview

Express Gate & Benchmarks

Asus Express Gate Operating System
Included in a number of Asus motherboards (including this one) is their Express Gate Operating System. A very basic, no frills means of being able to access the internet or view photos and media within seconds of powering one’s system on. Boot time was timed in at around 8 seconds from power on, which is fantastic. It was able to detect our Abit Airpace PCI-Express Wireless Adapter and use it without the installation of drivers. In fact, the usability of the operating system is further extended by the ability to use Skype or AIM/ICQ/MSN. The overall experience was hassle free and very useful for those that quickly need to check your mail before heading out for a day of work or school!
Express Gate     Express Gate
Express Gate     Express Gate
Synthetic Benchmarks
The output DDR3 results were exactly as expected for DDR3-1333 C9 memory, showing that the 785G/SB710 platform works well with Socket AM3/DDR3
Hard Disk Performance
Very predictable results from the SB710 Southbridge with the Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 120GB Hard Disk Drive.
Processor Arithmetic Performance
Performance wise, the Phenom II X4 905e performed exactly as it should when paired with the M4A785TD-V, a reasonable amount better than the popular Core 2 Quad Q6600 CPU.
Processor Multimedia Performance
Again, our test subject showed absolutely no sign of limiting a processor of this calibre. The results are very much in line with similar CPU's, performing above the previous generation of Phenom CPU's and above the Core 2 Quad Q8200 and Q6600.
Benchmarks out of the way lets move on to test the gaming performance.
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Most Recent Comments

04-08-2009, 15:11:48

why is there a p45 gene motherboard on the last page lol!

anyways nice review dont think its worth upgrading from a 780g unless i really wanted ddr3Quote

04-08-2009, 15:21:47

Originally Posted by name='Ghosthud1'
why is there a p45 gene motherboard on the last page lol!

anyways nice review dont think its worth upgrading from a 780g unless i really wanted ddr3

Thats what happens when you have too many random files floating on your desktop. lolQuote

04-08-2009, 20:51:26

It cant just be me that looks at this and thinks.....hmmmm Id buy one?Quote

05-08-2009, 05:19:13

Just had a flick through this quickly.

How is it the CoD/Grid fps thing has a lower Max than the average ?

Nice green screen btw.Quote

05-08-2009, 05:25:45

It's certainly a good motherboard, no doubt about it. At around £70, it's only direct motherboard competition is the Gigabyte MA770T UD3P, which lacks a few things such as the Express Gate and limited CrossfireX. I have no reason to believe that a more popular Black Edition CPU (X2 550/X3 720/X4 955) would be held back using this board and it's Advanced Clock Calibration feature from the updated SB710 is a definite bonus for those looking to try and unlock their Dual/Tri Core CPU's.Quote

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