The M4A87TD/USB3 motherboard is a solid contender from Asus that boasts an impressive feature set for a mid range board. The blue and black colour scheme also makes for a very attractive appearance. The only drawback of this motherboard is the lack of Crossfire support, although this won’t be an issue for many users, especially those on a budget.
It is really great to see USB3 on a mid-range board like this although there is no front panel connector included. There is also a plentiful selection of USB2.0 ports and headers for older peripherals. Even though there is a few areas in which Asus have made compromises to reduce the cost of this board compared to the M4A89GTD Pro but most of them won’t affect the average user. The innovative Q-connector is also included on this board and it really saves a lot of hassle when installing the motherboard into a case.
The M4A87TD/USB3 can be yours for £75 at YoYotech which makes it good value for money. Combined with a mid range CPU and discrete GPU, this motherboard would be perfect for casual gamers or those who want a decent level of power without paying over the odds.
KitGuru says: A good value motherboard that boasts an impressive feature set.