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

 

Taipei, Taiwan, 9 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 with selected DDR3 DIMM kits[1] — 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.”

 

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

 

Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

 

[1] 2400MHz memory speeds are currently supported eight two-DIMM and one four-DIMM memory kits. Please see the ASUS DDR3 2400 QVL (Qualified Vendors List) for more details, athttp://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/SocketAM3+/Crosshair_V_Formula_Z/Crosshair_v_formula-z-memory-QVL.pdf

 

SPECIFICATIONS 2 

 

ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z
  • 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

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, 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

 

2 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.