ASUS Announces Support for Latest CPUs
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (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 and Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 motherboards are available locally and 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.
The mentioned 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 — 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 product,” 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
The Crosshair V Formula-Z and Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 are available locally with a MSRP of RM850 and RM699 respectively.
 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, at http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/