Summary: Technology has changed over the last 6 yrs and will continue to change, but the motherboard still can be used today.
Pros: Never had any issues with it ever since I bought it in 2010, when it came out. Still using it without any problems. My son's Z170 had issues (which are sort of fixed), but the M4A88t-V always ran without problems and still runs strong. Extremely reliable for an inexpensive build for 2016. Can use...
Summary: I bought one of these for my build many years ago when it was new to the market. It has served me admirably, handling Crossfire for a while (HD 7850), and working well with my CM Storm Scout case and H60 liquid cooling.
Pros: Durable, long lasting. Great board cooling. Easy overclock and core unlocker! Connectors are all easy to access.
Cons: Built-in video is obsolete, won't work well over HDMI (4:3 only) even with legacy drivers. Max RAM is only 16GB.
Summary: Get your act together ASUS. In he late 80s / early nineties you were good, but you have slipped a long long way. I won't tolerate your extremely poor product quality, nor its support and I am sure that many others will not either.
Pros: Good looking premium board. When I bought it in 2011 it was premium price.
Cons: This motherboard does whatever it feels like -- wants to constantly overclock even when I do not want it to. Sometimes does not see the 4th CPU on a Phenom II x4 970 and then runs on 3 CPUs. RAID is a cruel joke. in 2011 I specifically bought 3x brand new harddrives to use RAID 5. Flaky RAID erro...
Pros: Motherboard came with quite a few options aimed at OC. I do not OC, but bought board for crossfire and new USB 3.0 standard. I bought board new in 2011.
Cons: After a year of ownership board started to flake out on the I/O. This motherboard has issues that you will have noticed in prior reviews with the BSODs. I downloaded the new bios this last month and reloaded win 7 pro 64 bit, installed all fresh drivers and still am having BSODs. The problem is a...
Summary: Bought this board, used it for over a year. on board video went out within days...Not a big deal cuz i rarely use onboard video...a year passes and it starts random rebooting...Half the time it reboots, you get no post or video of any sort. So, I RMA the board.
Pros: HDMI Port
Cons: Onboard video fails within days Then random reboots and no post and no video from secondary GPU SATA Ports fail one by one
Summary: Great for Overclocking for the price but if that is not your primary concern find a different board.
Pros: Great Overclocking potential and use. Great price and worth it if Overclocked. I built a pc using this mobo as a side project specifically for the OC capabilities and it worked great. I got my Phenom II X6 1075T to 3.9 GHz.
Cons: Outside of its amazing overclocking abilities it feels slightly lackluster. The Turbo Expansion does not meet expectations and Caused me a few BSODs.