ASUS 900 Series Boards Exposed!
Simon Telford / 5 years ago
Some of you will have seen our article yesterday with the M5A99X Evo shots, but today, you’ll be pleased to know that we have more than a picture of a motherboard. Now, we have details of ASUS’ upcoming AMD 900-Series chipset powered lineup.
Back in the spotlight is the M5A99X EVO, the slide will put to rest rumours on the SLI side of things, it has been implemented. The same will not apply to the AMD 970/SB950 powered M5A97 EVO, M5A97 PRO and M5A97 models.
As for the flagship AMD 990FX chipset, it looks like ASUS is going premium-only with the ROG Crosshair V Formula and TUF SABERTOOTH 990FX .
The ROG Crosshair V Formula uses a 8+2 phase Extreme Engine Digi+ VRM and a large dose of ROG features for overclocking. There’s also mention of ROG THUNDERBOLT (not to be confused with Intel’s Thunderbolt technology) for selected models, and across the board, it’s seven SATA 6Gbps ports and a bucket-load of other connectivity options to top things off.
The TUF SABERTOOTH model goes for an 8+2 phase Digi+ VRM, and as you’d expect, comes with a hearty complement of PCIe slots. Akin to its ROG sibling, it will support CrossFireX and SLI configurations. ASUS’ mix of military-standard components – and its TUF CeraM!X cooling solution – will also be included. Expect six SATA 6Gbps and two SATA 3Gbps ports, together with eSATA connectivity, and a medley of USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports to boot.