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: http://www.asus.com.tw
- Average price in the US*: USD 78.00.
* Researched at Shopping.com on the day we published this review.