ASUS Announce That Their Current 990FX Fully Support The FX-9000 Series

/ 3 years ago


ASUS have revealed that all their current 990FX motherboards will fully support AMD’s FX 9000 series of processors which currently consist of the FX-9370 and FX-9590 processors. These will work fine without the need for any BIOS updates but the clarification was needed as the high TDP of the FX-9000 series means that some motherboards might struggle or fail to meet the demanding power requirements.

ASUS confirm that the Crosshair V Formula-Z, Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 and M5A99FX Pro R2.0 will all support the FX-9000 series fully. AMD recommend that you pair their CPU with a 1200W PSU (massive overkill in my opinion) and a decent closed loop liquid CPU cooler like a Corsair H100i.

ASUS are also claiming that their motherboards will be able to support up to 2400MHz on the memory side of things, something not all other vendors can offer.

“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.”

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  • Ardechey

    is that power recommendation a joke??? I hope my 650 psu is enough…

    • I think so. I’d say a high quality 500-700W PSU will be more than enough depending on your GPU. For example a 7970 GHz with an FX 9590 would be fine for 650W with a single 12v rail. Of course some cheaper power supplies may lack the Amps on lower wattage models which is why the recommendation is so high.