ASUS announces 9 Series Motherboards supportive for AMD FX Series CPUs
October 19, 2011 00:00 By
ASUS is first in the market to provide the 9-Series motherboard lineup to support the AMD FX Series CPUs. Also onboard are NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ power management technology and UAS Protocol Support to instantly boost USB drive speeds by up to 1
ASUS M5A99/97 Series motherboards offer the most compatible AMD AM3+ solutions available. It comes with the latest DIGI+ VRM technology, which acts as a digital controller to perfectly match digital power signal (SVID) requests from the CPU. This eliminates digital-to-analog conversion lag, optimizing system performance and stability as well as greater power efficiency. Performance testing using the Sandra benchmark yielded a 39.35% increase in performance over current AM3 CPUs, demonstrating the innovative DIGI+ VRM feature’s value, especially in regards to improving DRAM power control.
The current world record of 8.429GHz achieved on an AMD FX series processor was run on the Republic of Gamers Crosshair V Formula motherboard. A standalone version as well as a bundled version with ROG ThunderBolt both offer 3-Way SLI native support and are currently available.
The ROG ThunderBolt is a LAN/Audio combo card that comes with the Bigfoot Networks LAN chip gives and delivers incredible sound courtesy of class-leading XONAR™ audio with premium audio fidelity at over 116dB. The built-in high-end amplifier further boosts professional gaming headphones to unleash their true power for a truly immersive gaming experience.
For the standalone version, a SupremeFX X-Fi 2 audio solution provides crystal clear audio while GameFirst technology prioritizes network traffic for games, ensuring that users never miss a beat in the action.
SABERTOOTH 990FX provides the exclusive Ceram!X Heatsink Coating Tech thermal design and Thermal Radar. CeraM!X is a revolutionary ceramics-coating technology that has a 50% larger area for heat dissipation, which replaces the traditional anti-oxidant design to dissipate heat better with its microscopic irregular surface and enlarged area. The TUF Thermal Radar monitors temps in critical parts of the motherboard in real time, automatically adjusting fan speeds to make sure the system maintains high stability without overheating.
The new features in the updated ASUS 9-Series motherboards combine to make a lineup with features not seen from any other manufacturers, which provide users with reliable stability and powerful performance suited for a variety of usage scenarios. The 9 Series motherboards are available now at ASUS dealers nationwide. For more details please visit www.asus.co.th or www.facebook.com/ASUS.DIY.