Product: Asus M4A89GTD Pro/USB3
Company: ASUS
Authour: James Prior
Editor: Charles Oliver
Date: March 2nd, 2010
Asus Features & Bundles, Test Setup

The ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 includes the essentials to get you going. SATA 6Gbps and 3Gbps marked data cables featuring 90 degree and straight connector ends, as well as IDE cable and padded I/O shield. The included support DVD-ROM contains drivers for Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7, in both 32-bit and 64-bit variants, for Chipset, Display, Southbridge, JMicron eSATA and NEC USB 3.0 hardware.

ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3

The drivers on the disc are expanded so you can browse to them during Windows Vista / 7 setup. A makedisk utility is included for preparing an F6 driver disk for Windows XP, too. Recent BIOS versions are also present on the root of the disc to use with the ASUS BIOS easy flashing utility, in case of corruption or failed flash. ASUS utilities included are AI Suite, Express Gate, PC Probe II, Fan xPert, TurboV and GPU boost applications, and EPU energy saving software. A trail of Norton Internet Security 2009 is also included, if you're building the system for someone you dislike.

 ASUS Retail Box
ASUS Retail Box

Combined the ASUS Utilities give you an OS-free boot environment for quick web surfing or media playback (Express Gate), and system performance monitoring, adjusting and enhancing capabilities. TurboV allows you to create CPU and Memory overclock profiles you can run using a hotkey combination, at the desktop.

Test System

Below you can see details of our test system:

 Test System
Test System

This is how the Radeon HD 4290 IGP sizes up against the previous generation 790GX HD 3300 IGP and the discrete HD 5450:

GPU Comparison
GPU Comparison

The ASUS GPU Turbo driver allows you to overclock the HD 4290 from within the ASUS TurboV utility, at the desktop. Both the Sideport RAM and the integrated engine core clock can be managed, as well as voltage adjusted.


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