The Asus M4A785TD-V EVO and M4A785TD-M EVO AM3 share very similar designs; the “V” is a full ATX board while the “M” is a mATX.  Both use the AMD 785G chipset with an SB710 southbridge and support up to 16GB of DDR3-1800; perhaps the most noticable difference is the lack of a second PCIe 16x slot to allow you to use Crossfire on the mATX model.  Altogether, considering they include the Radeon 4200 IGP, either are a great deal for under $100.  Hardware Canucks were a bit surprised by the end of the review, they expected good overclocking results from the full sized board, which they got; they weren’t expecting the mATX board to do just as well.

“There is no hiding the fact that while AMD can’t compete in the high end portion of the CPU market just yet, they have some amazing budget-minded processors that will appeal to a broad market. However, these processors would be nothing if they couldn’t be paired up with well priced yet fully featured motherboards such as ASUS’s EVO series. In this review we take a close look at the EVO series in its ATX and mATX forms.”

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