ASUS M2A-VM Motherboard Review

Main Specifications

ASUS M2A-VM main features are:

  • Socket: AM2.
  • Chipset: AMD 690G.
  • Super I/O: ITE IT8716F.
  • Clock Generator: ICS 951462
  • Parallel IDE: One ATA-133 port.
  • Serial IDE: Four SATA-300 ports controlled by the chipset supporting RAID0, RAID1 and RAID10.
  • USB: Ten USB 2.0 ports (four soldered on the motherboard and six available through I/O brackets).
  • FireWire (IEEE 1394a): Two ports, controlled by VIA VT6308 chip.
  • On-board audio: Controlled by the chipset together with Realtek ALC883 codec (eight channels, 24-bit resolution, up to 96 kHz sampling rate for the inputs and up to 192 kHz sampling rate for the outputs, 85 dB signal-to-noise ratio for the inputs and 95 dB signal-to-noise ratio for the outputs).
  • On-board video: Yes, produced by AMD 690G.
  • On-board LAN: Yes, Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbps) controlled by the chipset together with a Realtek RTL8111B chip for making the physical layer interface.
  • Buzzer: No.
  • Power supply: ATX12V v2.x (24-pin).
  • Slots: One x16 PCI Express, one x1 PCI Express and two PCI slots.
  • Memory: Four DDR-DIMM sockets (up to 8 GB up to DDR2-800/PC2-6400).
  • Number of CDs that come with this motherboard: 1 CD.
  • Programs included: Motherboard drivers and utilities.
  • Extra features: None.
  • More Information:
  • Average price in the US*: USD 78.00.

* Researched at on the day we published this review.

Author: Gabriel Torres

Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.

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