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ASUS Announces Full Support for AMD FX-9000 Series Processors with Existing 990FX-Based Motherboards — No BIOS Update Required

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PRESS RELEASE

Unprecedented stable support for flagship 5GHz processors with 2400MHz memory

Taipei, Taiwan (2 September, 2013) - ASUS today announced that its existing 990FX-based motherboards all support the new flagship AMD FX-9000 Series processors at memory speeds up to 2400MHz, without the need for a BIOS update.

The ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z, Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 and M5A99FX Pro R2.0 motherboards all feature AM3+ Socket with full support for AMD's extreme-performance FX-9370 and FX-9590 processors. With eight-cores and unlocked clock speeds up to 5GHz, the FX-9000 Series requires incredible amounts of power and generates considerable heat - AMD recommends a 1200W power supply and liquid processor cooling.

Existing ASUS 990FX motherboards not only take the FX-9000 Series in their stride, straight from the box, but also support rock-solid stability at memory speeds up to 2400MHz - something that currently cannot be attained by 990FX-based motherboards from other vendors.

"ASUS is a market leader in the motherboard industry, thanks to the quality and innovation of its products," said Roy Taylor, Corp Vice President of Global Channel Sales at AMD. "The out-of-the-box support for AMD FX-9000 Series processors offered by its 990FX-based motherboards is further proof of the solid design and high-quality components for which ASUS has long been renowned. In fact it's so good, I used the same motherboard in my PC at home."

 

SPECIFICATIONS 1

 

ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z

ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0

  • AMD AM3+ FX/Phenom II/Athlon II/Sempron 100 Series processors
  • AMD 990FX/SB950 chipset
  • 4 x DDR3 DIMM slots (32GB max, 2400MHz)
  • 3 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (dual x16 or x16/x8/x8)
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode)
  • 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
  • AMD AM3+ FX/Phenom II/Athlon II/Sempron 100 Series processors
  • AMD 990FX/SB950 chipset
  • 4 x DDR3 DIMM slots (32GB max, 1866MHz)
  • 3 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (dual x16 or x16/x8/x8)
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black)
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
  • 1 x PCI

 

 

ASUSM5A99FX Pro R2.0

 

  • AMD AM3+ FX/Phenom II/Athlon II/Sempron 100 Series processors
  • AMD 990FX/SB950 chipset
  • 4 x DDR3 DIMM slots (32GB max, 1866MHz)
  • 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (dual x16)
  • 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black)
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
  • 1 x PCI

 

 

1 Specifications and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors.

Full specifications are available at www.website.asus.com

ABOUT ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world's best-selling, most award-winning, motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,168 awards in 2012 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PCTM. ASUS has more than 12,500 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 3,800 engineers. Company revenue for 2012 was approximately US$14 billion.