AMD® FX™ /Phenom™II /Athlon™II /Sempron™ 100 Series Processors
This motherboard supports AMD® AM3+ multi-core processors with unique L3 cache and delivers better overclocking capabilities with less power consumption. It features dual-channel DDR3 memory support and accelerates data transfer rate up to 5200MT/s via HyperTransport™ 3.0 based system bus. This motherboard also supports AMD® CPUs in the new 32nm manufacturing process.
AMD® 880G Chipset is designed to support up to 5200MT/s HyperTransport™ 3.0 (HT 3.0) interface speed and PCI Express™ 2.0 x16 graphics. It is optimized with AMD®’s latest AM3+ and multi-core CPUs to provide excellent system performance and overclocking capabilities.
VGA Output Support
Enjoy Full HD 1080p Multimedia Home-Theater Entertainment High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is a set of digital video standards that delivers multi-channel audio and uncompressed digital video for full HD 1080p visuals through through a single cable. Supporting HDCP copy protection such as HD DVD and Blu-ray Discs, HDMI provides you with the highest-quality home theater experience.
DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1333/1066 support
The motherboard supports DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates of 2000(O.C.)/1333/1066 MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest 3D graphics, multimedia, and Internet applications. The dual-channel DDR3 architecture enlarges the bandwidth of your system memory to boost system performance.
USB 3.0 support
Realize the True Future!! - TRUE USB 3.0 Support! Experience ultra-fast data transfers at 4.8 Gb/s with USB 3.0–the latest connectivity standard. Built to connect easily with next-generation components and peripherals, USB 3.0 transfers data 10X faster and is also backward compatible with USB 2.0 components.
Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s support
The AMD® SB850 Southbridge natively supports next-generation Serial ATA (SATA) storage interface, this motherboard delivers up to 6.0 Gb/s data transfer rates. Additionally, get enhanced scalability, faster data retrieval, double the bandwidth of current bus systems.
Energy Efficiency All Around Tap into the world's first real-time PC power saving chip through AI Suite II utility. Get total system-wide energy optimization by automatically detecting current PC loadings and intelligently moderating power consumption. This also reduces fan noise and extends component longevity!
The Ultimate Turbo Processor Unleash your performance with ASUS’ simple onboard switch or TurboV utility. ASUS Auto tuning feature can intelligently optimize the system for fast, yet stable clock speeds, and the TurboV gives you the freedom to adjust CPU frequencies and ratios to optimize performance under varied system conditions.
Intelligently Unlocks True Core Performance ASUS Core Unlocker simplifies the activation of a latent AMD® CPU—with just a simply switch. Enjoy an instant performance boost by simply unlocking the extra cores, without performing complicated BIOS changes.
Instant iGPU Level Up! GPU Boost overclocks the integrated GPU in real time for the best graphics performance. User-friendly UI facilitates flexible frequency and voltage adjustments. Its ability to deliver multiple overclocking profiles also provides rapid and stable system-level upgrades.
Feel the adrenaline rush of real-time OC-now a reality with the ASUS TurboV. This easy OC tool allows you to overclock without exiting or rebooting the OS; and its user-friendly interface makes overclock with just a few clicks away. Moreover, the ASUS OC profiles in TurboV provides the best O.C. settings in different scenarios.
Auto System Level Up Auto Tuning is an intelligent tool that automates overclocking to achieve a total system level up. This tool also provides stability testing. Even O.C. beginners can achieve extreme yet stable overclocking results with Auto Tuning!
ASUS Exclusive Features
100% All High-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors
This motherboard uses all high-quality conductive polymer capacitors for durability, improved lifespan, and enhanced thermal capacity.
8 Channel Audio Codec
Enjoy high-end sound system on your PC! The onboard 8-channel HD audio (High Definition Audio, previously codenamed Azalia) CODEC enables high-quality 192KHz/24-bit audio output, jack-sensing feature, retasking functions and multi-streaming technology.
S/PDIF-out on Back I/O Port
This motherboard provides convenient connectivity to external home theater audio systems via optical S/PDIF-out (SONY-PHILIPS Digital Interface) jacks. It allows to transfer digital audio without converting to analog format and keeps the best signal quality.
The motherboard is European Union´s Energy-related Products (ErP) ready, and ErP requires products to meet certain energy efficiency requirements in regards to energy consumptions. This is in line with ASUS vision of creating environment-friendly and energy-efficient products through product design and innovation to reduce carbon footprint of the product and thus mitigate environmental impacts.
- by David_W @Jun 24, 2011
AMD AM3+ FX™/Phenom™ II/Athlon™ II/Sempron™ 100 Series Processors Supports AM3+ 32 nm CPU Supports CPU up to 140 W AMD Cool 'n' Quiet™ Technology * Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list
4 x DIMM, Max. 16GB, DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600(O.C.)/1333/1066 Hz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory Dual Channel Memory Architecture * Refer to www.asus.com or user manual for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists). * Due to OS limitation, when installing total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows® 32-bit operation system may only recognize less than 3GB. Install a 64-bit Windows® OS when you want to install 4GB or more memory on the motherboard. * AMD FX Series CPU on this motherboard supports up to DDR3 1866MHz as its standard memory frequency. * When overclocking, some AMD CPU models may not support DDR3 1600 MHz or higher frequency DIMMs * Due to CPU spec., AMD 100 and 200 series CPUs support up to DDR3 1066MHz. With ASUS design, this motherboard can support up to DDR3 1333MHz.
Integrated ATI Radeon™ HD 4250 GPU Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DVI/RGB ports - Supports HDMI with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz - Supports DVI with max. resolution 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz - Supports RGB with max. resolution 2048 x 1536 @ 85 Hz Maximum shared memory of 1024 MB Hybrid CrossFireX™ Support Blu-ray playback support *1 Supports DirectX 10.1, OpenGL 2.0, Shader Model 4.1
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 1 x PCI
AMD SB850 controller : 6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), white Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
Realtek® 8111E , 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
Realtek® ALC 892 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC - Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking Audio Feature : - Absolute Pitch 192kHz/ 24-bit True BD Lossless Sound - Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
AMD SB850 controller : 12 x USB 2.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, black, 8 at mid-board) ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller : 2 x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue)
Overclocking Protection : - ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
ASUS Xtreme Design : ASUS Hybrid Processor - TurboV EVO : - Turbo Unlocker - Auto Tuning - TurboV - CPU Level Up - GPU Boost ASUS Hybrid Switch : - Core Unlocker ASUS Power Design : - ASUS EPU ASUS Exclusive Features : - MemOK! - Anti-Surge ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution : - Stylish Fanless Design Heat-sink solution - ASUS Fan Xpert ASUS EZ DIY : - ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 - ASUS EZ Flash 2 - ASUS MyLogo 2 100% All High-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors
Back I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s) 1 x DVI 1 x D-Sub 1 x HDMI 1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s) 2 x USB 3.0 4 x USB 2.0 1 x Optical S/PDIF out 6 x Audio jack(s)
Internal I/O Ports
4 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 8 USB 2.0 port(s) 1 x COM port(s) connector(s) 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s) 1 x CPU Fan connector(s) 1 x Chassis Fan connector(s) 1 x S/PDIF out header(s) 1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s) 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s) 1 x parallel port connector(s) 1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP) 1 x System panel(s) 1 x MemOK! button(s) 1 x Core Unlocker switch(es)
User's manual I/O Shield 2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s) 1 x Q-connector(s) (1 in 1) *2
16 Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.5, ACPI 2.0a, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
WOL by PME, WOR by PME, WOR by Ring, PXE
Drivers ASUS Utilities ASUS update Anti-virus software (OEM version)
uATX Form Factor 9.6 inch x 9.6 inch ( 24.4 cm x 24.4 cm )
*1: Please use Windows Vista or above OS for Blu-ray Playback. *2: Retail version only
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Have used this board twice in the past month on two friends builds upgrading them to AM3+ platforms. Both upgrades went flawlessly would recommend to anyone on a budget looking for a quality board.
A good buy with integrated sound & video. I have had no issues since the first boot. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 64bit with AMD FX4100 quad core, 8gb crucial ram. I haven't tried windows yet. It is a compact board so it will fit in smaller cases although I have a full tower Lian-Li. Recommended if you are looking for a budget system for everyday use, even looks cool with windowed case under cold cathode light. Very happy so far!
I bought this board mainly because I wanted a stable system and not have to deal with unstable mainboard drivers from some cheap mainboard company. Knowing that ASUS is a reliable brand, I decided to pay more to get the stability I want.
got this motherboard , Running nice with apu quad core 3.6 . Had zero issues from the get go.the board installed nice and quick. easy overclocking utilities , bios flashes quick for use with new apu chips , overall a great budget board for the average user or a gamer itching to play newer games
Solid little board for an MATX build. Haven't had a problem with it at all. Does what its suppose to do and does it well. I suppose the trademark Asus Powder Blue(tm) might clash with some components if you have a window on your PC. But I don't, so no one can see the fashion faux pas between it and my red G.Skill ram...
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