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5.3 out of 10

Asus M2A-VM

Form Factor: Micro ATX Compatibility: PC Chipset: AMD-690G Read more

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AMD's 690 chipset - ASUS M2A-VM motherboard review

Elite Bastards
25 March 2012
  • Conclusion: We have several different aspects of this review to deal with from a conclusions point of view, but let's start at the beginning, with our analysis of AMD's 690 chipset.  There can be little doubt that, overall, the 690G chipset brings some new highs to the table with regard to low-end systems, with the fastest on-board graphics core seen yet, together with a very complete feature set.
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PC Magazine
9 September 2008

Expert Review

Silent PC
26 November 2007
  • Summary: It was obvious the moment we started to examine the M2A-VM HDMI that Asus was looking to create an all-in-one solution. It looks like they succeeded. The number of features and connectivity options are vast. High definition video playback is good, and power consumption low. There are just enough adjustments available in the BIOS to satisfy the majority of users.
  • Pros: Impressive set of features, Variety of video and audio outputs, Good high definition playback, Low power consumption, Can undervolt to 0.800V, Low price tag
  • Cons: HDMI card requires use of the PCI-E 16x slot, Small southbridge heatsink, Some minor BIOS restrictions
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ASUS M2A-VM Motherboard Review

Hardware Secrets
26 March 2007
  • Summary: It is always important to have in mind the audience a given product is targeted to. ASUS M2A-VM and AMD690G are clearly targeted to digital home PCs, where gaming isn’t the most important factor. For this PC class, video quality, connectivity options and size are more relevant. This motherboard has on its side the support for two video monitors, which is great.
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Asus M2A-VM AMD 690G Motherboard Review

PC Perspective
15 March 2007
  • Excerpt: Recently AMD launched its first new chipset using property from the recent acquisition of ATI, the AMD 690 series.  It comes in two flavors: the 690G that features integrated HDMI and DVI output and the 690V that does not.  My first review of this chipset was on the MSI K9AGM2 motherboard and today I am following up with an Asus model that was sent along a few days later.
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Overall 9


2 March 2007
  • Summary: ASUS' first board using the new AMD RS690G chipset looks very promising. It comes in the small MicroATX form factor and is all passively cooled. This makes the board an ideal candidate for a quiet Media PC system. The integrated VGA with DVI/Analog output means you don't need to buy an additional video card. While the Radeon X1250 can certainly not play the latest games, it still has enough performance for video decoding.
  • Pros: HDMI 1.3 with audio, MicroATX, Basic overclocking possible, Quiet, only passive cooling, Gigabit Ethernet, CPU Undervolting down to 0.8V
  • Cons: HDMI card takes up PCI-E x16 slot, A bit slower compared to high-end boards, Not many overclocking options, No memory timings in BIOS, Maximum memory voltage is 2.1V
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Expert Review

4 October 2007
  • Excerpt: Некоторое время назад появилось желание сменить домашнюю машину на что-то посовременнее и побыстрее. В качестве замены была выбрана материнская плата ASUS M2A-VM на достаточно новом чипсете AMD690G – собственно, это определило выбор – хотелось попробовать новый чипсет от AMD, с современным интегрированным видеоядром и одновременно малогреющимся. Как оказалось, купить можно только ASUS M2A-VM (или вариант с HDMI), других вариантов не предлагалось.
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8 May 2007

Teste da Placa-Mãe ASUS M2A-VM

Clube do Hardware
28 March 2007
  • Conclusion: Custando na faixa de US$ 80 nos EUA, nós recomendamos esta placa-mãe apenas se você quer montar um micro barato com suporte a dois monitores ou se quer obter um desempenho melhor no Windows Aero (a nova interface gráfica encontrada no Windows Vista Home Premium para cima) do que o proporcionado por outras placas-mães com vídeo on-board.
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