USB 3.0 functionality is provided by an NEC 720200F1 controller, located adjacent to the rear audio block. An ICS 9LPRS477CKL chip provides signal clock frequency generation while the ASUS exclusive Turbo V chip allows for voltage and frequency monitoring and control.
An ITE IT8721F is part of ASUS' dynamic automatic fan, frequency and voltage control utilities. A VIA VT6330 controller provides the two IEEE 1394 and ATA133 IDE ports, a Realtek 8111E offers the gigabit network connection and Realtek ALC892 8-channel audio. A robust 8+2 phase power design using solid state chokes and mosfets along with solid capacitors ensures stable operation and a long lifespan.
Let's get the M4A88TD-V installed and see what features it offers.