Asus launched new M4 series motherboards in India. It is based on AMD and Nvidia chipsets, Asus has introduced M4A series and M4N series respectively. All new M4 series motherboards support AMD Phenom II Socket AM3 processors.
The new M4A series motherboards include AMD 790FX chipset based M4A79T Deluxe and M4A79 Deluxe motherboards. Apart from that, the M4A series include AMD 790GX chipset based M4A78T-E and M4A78-E as well as 780G chipset based M4A78 PRO. Out of these, only M4A79T Deluxe and M4A78T-E support DDR3 memory, while the rest M4A motherboards support DDR2 memory with up to 1066MHz frequencies.
Out of these M4A series motherboards, M4A78T-E and M4A78-E carry integrated ATI Radeon HD 3300 graphics, while M4A78 Pro has ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics. All four new M4A series motherboards, except M4A78 PRO, include FireWire 400 (1394a) support.
The M4N series motherboards have Nvidia nForce 980a SLI chipset based M4N82 Deluxe, nForce 750a based M4N72-E and GeForce 8300 based M4N78 PRO. Asus has equipped GeForce 8 series GPU with Hybrid SLI support in M4N82 Deluxe and M4N72-E motherboards. All Nvidia chipset based M4N series boards support DDR2 1066MHz RAM. The M4N82 Deluxe and M4N72-E motherboards offer support for FireWire 400.