M5A88-V EVO Maximized performance & energy

M5A88-V EVO Maximized performance & energy
Maximized performance & energy
optimization with Dual Intelligent
AM3+ CPU Support Ready
Dual Intelligent Processors - TPU & EPU
Core Unlocker - Unlock the Potential, Turbocharge your Performance!
GPU Boost Instant - iGPU Level Up!
Turbo Unlocker - On demand real-time system tuning
CPU, Chipset and Graphics features
AMD® FX™ /Phenom™II /Athlon™II /Sempron™ 100 Series
This motherboard supports AMD® AM3+multicore processors with unique L3 cache and
delivers better overclocking capabilities with
less power consumption. It features dualchannel DDR3 memory support and
AMD® 880G
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.
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.
CrossFireX Support
Flexible Multi-GPU solutions, Your Weapon of Choice!
ATI’s CrossFireX™ boosts image quality along with rendering speed, eliminating the need to scale down screen resolution to get high quality
images. CrossFireX™ allows higher antialiasing, anisotropic filtering, shading, and texture settings. Adjust your display configurations,
experiment with the advanced 3D settings, and check the effects with a real-time 3D-rendered previews within ATI Catalyst™ Control Center.
VGA Output Support
Memory Features
HDMI Support
DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600(O.C.)/1333/1066 support
Enjoy Full HD 1080p Multimedia Home-Theater
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.
This motherboard supports DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates of
2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600(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.
Next-gen Technology
USB 3.0 support
Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s support
Experience ultra-fast data transfer at 4.8Gbps with USB 3.0 -
The AMD® SB850 Southbridge natively supports next-
the latest connectivity standard. Built to connect easily with
generation Serial ATA (SATA) storage interface, this
next-generation components and peripherals, USB 3.0
motherboard delivers up to 6.0 Gb/s data transfer rates.
transfers data 10x faster and is also backward compatible
with USB 2.0 devices.
Additionally, get enhanced scalability, faster data retrieval,
double the bandwidth of current bus systems.
Hybrid Switch
The Ultimate Turbo Processor
Unleash your performance with ASUS’ simple onboard
Energy Efficiency All Around
Tap into the world's first real-time PC power saving chip
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
through EPU utility. Get total system-wide energy
optimization by automatically detecting current PC loadings
and intelligently moderating power consumption. This also
CPU frequencies and ratios to optimize performance
under varied system conditions.
reduces fan noise and extends component longevity!
Core Unlocker
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.
Hybrid Processor
GPU Boost
Instant iGPU Level Up!
Feel the adrenaline rush of real-time OC-now a reality with
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
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.
deliver multiple overclocking profiles also provides rapid
and stable system-level upgrades.
Moreover, the ASUS OC profiles in TurboV provides the best
O.C. settings in different scenarios.
Auto Tuning
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!
Industry Standard
8 Channel Audio Codec
S/PDIF-out on Back I/O Port
Enjoy high-end sound system on your PC!
The onboard 8-channel HD audio (High Definition Audio,
previously codenamed Azalia) CODEC enables high-
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
quality 192KHz/24-bit audio output, jack-sensing feature,
retasking functions and multi-streaming technology.
the best signal quality.
ASUS Exclusive Features
ErP ready
The motherboard is European Union´s Energy-related
Any Memory is A-OK!
Products (ErP) ready, and ErP requires products to
meet certain energy efficiency requirements in regards
to energy consumptions. This is in line with ASUS
MemOK! guickly ensures memory boot compatibility. This
remarkable memory rescue tool requires a mere push of
the button to patch memory issues. MemOK! determines
vision of creating environment-friendly and energyefficient products through product design and innovation to reduce carbon
failsafe settings and dramatically improves your system
boot success. Get your system up and running in no time.
footprint of the product and thus mitigate environmental impacts.
AMD AM3+ FX™/Phenom™ II/Athlon™ II/Sempron™ 100 Series Processors
Supports AM3+ 32 nm CPU
AMD 140W CPU Support
AMD Cool 'n' Quiet™ Technology
* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list
AMD 880G/SB850
4 x DIMM, Max. 16GB, DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600(O.C.)/1333/1066 Hz 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
* 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.
System Bus
Up to 5.2 GT/s HyperTransport™ 3.0
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 *1
SidePort Memory - onboard 128MB DDR3 1333 memory
Hardware Decode Acceleration for H.264, VC-1, and MPEG-2
Blu-ray playback support *2
Supports DirectX 10.1, OpenGL 2.0, Shader Model 4.1, Universal Video Decoder (UVD) 2.0
Expansion Slots
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (blue)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
3 x PCI
AMD SB850 controller :
5 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), white
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10, JBOD
AMD SB850 controller :
1 x eSATA 6Gb/s port(s), red
VIA VT6330 controller :
1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 for up to 2 PATA devices , blue
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
- Blu-ray audio layer Content Protection
- ASUS Noise Filter
- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
VIA® VT6330 controller
IEEE 1394
2 x IEEE 1394a port(s)
(1 at mid-board, 1 at back panel)
AMD SB850 controller :
USB Ports
Overclocking Features
12 x USB 2.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, black+red, 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 :
- Turbo Unlocker
- Auto Tuning
- TurboV
- CPU Level Up
- GPU Boost
ASUS Hybrid Switch :
Special Features
- Core Unlocker
ASUS Exclusive Features :
- MemOK!
- Anti-Surge
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
- Stylish Fanless Design Heat-sink solution
- ASUS Fan Xpert
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
- ASUS MyLogo 2
100% All High-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
1 x DVI
1 x D-Sub
1 x HDMI
Back I/O Ports
1 x eSATA 3Gb/s
1 x IEEE 1394a
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)
4 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 8 USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x IDE connector(s)
1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
5 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x IEEE 1394a connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
1 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
Internal I/O Ports
1 x Power Fan connector(s)
1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x System panel(s)
1 x MemOK! button(s)
1 x TPU switch(es)
1 x Core Unlocker switch(es)
User's manual
I/O Shield
2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
1 x Q-connector(s) (2 in 1) *3
16Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, ACPI2.0a, SM BIOS 2.6, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS
WOL by PME, WOR by PME, WOR by Ring, PXE
Support Disc
ASUS Update
ASUS utilities
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
Form Factor
ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )
1*: Refer to www.amd.com for the discrete GPUs which support Hybrid CrossFireX™.
2*: Please use Windows Vista or above OS for Blu-ray Playback.
3*: Retail version only
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