ASUS M4A89 Xtreme Design Motherboards Garner Global Accolades

March 22, 2010 // 10:04 a.m.

Exclusive Core Unlocker Gains Media Attention with its Superb Performance



ASUS has garnered worldwide media distinction with its leading Core Unlocker innovation—the first intuitive solution for unlocking latent cores on AMD CPUs—that is currently available on ASUS M4A89 Series and AMD 800 chipset-based motherboards. Several premiere media organizations predict Core Unlocker will become a technology standard because of the industry-changing performance it delivers.



Core Unlocker was developed by ASUS to easily activate latent AMD CPU cores. Without requiring any additional upgrades, ASUS motherboards with Core Unlocker deliver more performance by unlocking extra CPU cores—providing more value. To experience an instant processing boost, users simply turn on a switch on the new M4A89 Series or intuitively press the number “4” key during the power-on self test in existing M4 series motherboards.



Worldwide Recognition by Top Media Professionals

The M4A89GTD Pro/USB3 has been quoted as delivering impeccable performance by various global media organizations, garnering an impressive cache of awards and accolades. Joe Hsieh, general manager of ASUS Motherboard Business Unit, said, “Whether users are looking for extreme performance, exceptional value, or an affordable platform, the M4A89 Series will be able to meet all their needs.”



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Superb Performance with Next-generation Features: M4A89 Series

Based on the latest AMD 890 chipset and Socket AM3, the M4A89 Series will support upcoming 6-core Phenom II™ processors to provide more performance and multi-tasking capabilities. It also accommodates ATI CrossFireX™ and NVIDIA Hybrid CrossFireX™ technology for stunning graphics rendering. In addition, the M4A89 Series includes the latest USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps transmission technology for accelerated data transfers and rapid reading and writing of data from the hard disk drive.



M4A89 Series Specifications

Model


M4A89GTD PRO/USB3


M4A89GTD PRO

CPU Socket


AMD Socket AM3 ; Phenom™II/Athlon™II/Sempron™ 100 Series Processors


AMD Socket AM3 ; Phenom™II/Athlon™II/Sempron™ 100 Series Processors

Chipset


AMD 890GX/SB850


AMD 890GX/SB850

Memory


4x DIMM, Max. 16 GB, DDR3 2000 (O.C.)/1333/1066 ECC


4x DIMM, Max. 16 GB, DDR3 2000 (O.C.)/1333/1066 ECC

Power Phase


8+2 phase


8+2 phase

PCIe x16 Slots


2(@dual x8 speed)


2(@dual x8 speed)

Multi-GPU


ATI CrossFireX™ support
Hybrid CrossFireX™ support


ATI CrossFireX™ support
Hybrid CrossFireX™ support

Gbit LAN


1x


1x

Audio


8-ch HD


8-ch HD

Storage


1x Ultra DMA 100/66/33


1x Ultra DMA 100/66/33

6x Serial ATA 6Gb/s

1x Power eSATA 3Gb/s port


6x Serial ATA 6Gb/s

1x Power eSATA 3Gb/s port

USB 3.0


2x USB 3.0




USB


12x USB 2.0


14 x USB 2.0



Motherboards with Core Unlocker Feature

Model


Chipset


BIOS Version

M4A89GTD PRO


AMD® 890GX/SB850


1004

M4A89GTD Pro/USB3


AMD® 890GX/SB850


1004

Crosshair III Formula


AMD® 790FX/SB750


1502

M4N72-E


NVIDIA nForce® 750a SLI


2002

M4N82 DELUXE


NVIDIA nForce® 980a SLI with NVIDIA NVCC and ESA support


1802

M4N75TD


NVIDIA nForce® 750a SLI®
Supports NVIDIA Clock Calibration(NVCC) function


0902

M4N98TD EVO


NVIDIA nForce® 980a SLI
Supports NVIDIA Clock Calibration(NVCC) function


0602

M4A79 Deluxe


AMD® 790FX/SB750


3202

M4A79T Deluxe


AMD® 790FX/SB750


3002

M4A78T-E


AMD® 790GX/SB750


3201

M4A89GTD PRO


AMD® 890GX/SB850


1004

M4A89GTD Pro/USB3


AMD® 890GX/SB850


1004

Specifications are subject to change without prior notice. Please visit www.asus.com for more details.


About ASUS

ASUS is a leading company in the new digital era, with a broad product portfolio that includes notebooks, netbooks, motherboards, graphics cards, displays, desktop PCs, servers, wireless solutions, mobile phones and networking devices. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s home and office users. ASUS won 3,268 awards in 2009, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC™. With a global staff of more than 10,000 and a world-class R&D design team, the company’s revenue for 2009 was US$7.5 billion. ASUS ranks among BusinessWeek’s InfoTech 100, and has been on the listing for 12 consecutive years.



ASUS Motherboards: No.1 in the World

ASUS is the No.1 motherboard brand in the world, commanding the biggest market share globally. Today, one in every three computers houses an ASUS Motherboard. ASUS is the pioneer of numerous innovations that have gone on to become industry standards. Recent examples include the Hybrid Phase power design, Hybrid Processor and Hybrid Switch overclocking design, and Protect 3.0 for safe operation. With its decades of expertise and dedication to pushing the envelope of motherboard design, ASUS is poised to continue leading the industry in motherboard performance, safety and reliability.
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