Core Unlocker
Turbo Key II
TurboV EVO
CrossFireX Support
CPU, Chipset and Graphics Features
AMD® AM3 Phenom™II /Athlon™II /Sempron™ 100 Series
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
AMD® 890GX
AMD® 890GX Chipset is designed to support up
to 5200MT/s HyperTransport™ 3.0 (HT 3.0)
interface speed and quad 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.
transfer rate up to 5200MT/s via
HyperTransport™ 3.0 based system bus. This motherboard also supports
AMD® CPUs in the new 45nm manufacturing process.
CrossFireX Support
PCIe 2.0 support
Flexible Multi-GPU solutions, Your Weapon of Choice!
M4A89GTD Series brings you the multi-GPU choice of
CrossFireX™. Expect a brand-new gaming style you’ve never
Double Speed; Double Bandwidth
This motherboard supports the latest PCIe 2.0 devices for
double speed and bandwidth which enhances system
experienced before!
VGA Output Support
HDMI Support
DVI Support
Enjoy Full HD 1080p Multimedia Home-Theater
DVI (Digital Visual Interface) provides high visual
quality of digital display devices such as LCD
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
monitor. The interface of this motherboard
supports dual VGA output both DVI-D/HDMI and
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.
True SATA 6Gb/s Support
Memory Features
The AMD® SB850 Southbridge natively supports
Dual-Channel DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1333/ 1066 support
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.
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
Hybrid Switch
Core Unlocker
Unleash True Core Performance Intelligently
Turbo Key II
ASUS Core Unlocker simplifies the activation of a latent AMD®
Switch on the Potential, Turn up the Performance!
CPU—with just a simply switch. Enjoy an instant performance
Enjoy superb performance by auto-tuning your processor to an
boost by simply unlocking the extra cores, without performing
extreme yet stable state. Simply activate a dedicated switch on
complicated BIOS changes.
the motherboard to unleash extra processing capabilities.
Hybrid Processor
TurboV EVO
GPU Boost
The Ultimate O.C. Processor
Instant iGPU Level Up!
The ultimate O.C. processor satisfies every level of
GPU Boost overclocks the integrated GPU in real time for the
overclockers—from die-hard enthusiasts to beginners. Auto
tuning intelligently pushes the system to the fastest clock speeds
while maintaining stability. Turbo Key boosts performance with
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
just one touch; while TurboV offers more options to advanced
overclockers to achieve world O.C. record. Moreover, upgrade your CPU at no
additional cost with CPU Level UP!
Auto Tuning
CPU Level UP
Auto System Level Up
to Tuning is an intelligent tool that automates overclocking to
achieve a total system level up. This tool also provides stability
Ever wish that you could have a more expansive CPU? Upgrade
your CPU at no additional cost with CPU Level UP! Simply pick
the processor you wanted to OC to, and the motherboard will do
testing. Even O.C. beginners can achieve extreme yet stable
overclocking results with Auto Tuning!
the rest! See the new CPU speed and enjoy that performance
instantly. Overclocking is never as easy as this.
Hybrid OS
ASUS Xtreme Phase
Express Gate
ASUS 8+2 Phase Power Design
0 to Internet in Seconds!
Express Gate™ is an ASUS exclusive OS that provides you with
quick access to the Internet and key applications before entering
Longer Life & Higher Efficiency!
Unleashes ultimate memory performances with independent
power to core components, while providing fast transient
response and stability for the CPU under heavy loading or
overclocking modes.
ASUS Exclusive Features
Any Memory is A-OK!
MemOK! quickly ensures memory boot compatibility. This
remarkable memory rescue tool requires a mere push of a button
System Level Energy Saving The ASUS EPU (Energy
Processing Unit) provides total system power management by
detecting current PC loadings and intelligently moderating power
to patch memory issues. MemOK! determines failsafe settings
and dramatically improves your system boot success. Get your
usage for critical PC components in real-time–helping save
power and money!
system up and running in no time!
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solutions
ASUS Fanless Design - Heat pipe solution
The ASUS heat pipe features 0-dB thermal solution that offers users a noiseless
PC environment. Not only the beautiful shape upgrades the visual enjoyment for
motherboard users, but also the heat pipe design lowers the temperature of the
chipset and power phase area through high efficient heat-exchange. Combined
with usability and aesthetics, the ASUS heat pipe will give users an extremely
silent and cooling experience with the elegant appearance!
Fan Xpert
Active Quiet & Cool
ASUS Fan Xpert intelligently allows users to adjust both the
CPU and chassis fan speed according to different ambient
temperature , which is caused by different climate conditions in
different geographic regions and system loading.Built-in variety
of useful profiles offer flexible controls of fan speed to achieve a
quiet and cool environment.
EZ Flash2
CrashFree BIOS 3
Simply update BIOS from a USB flash disk before entering
Simply restore corrupted BIOS data from USB flash disk
the OS
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 allows users to restore corrupted
EZ Flash is a user-friendly BIOS update utility. Simply press the
BIOS data from a USB flash disk containing the BIOS file. This
pre-defined hotkey to launch this tool and update BIOS from a
utility saves users the cost and hassle of buying a replacement
floppy disk before entering the OS.
BIOS chip.
O.C. Profile
ASUS Q-Connector
Conveniently store or load multiple BIOS settings
ASUS Q-Connector allows you to easily connect or disconnect
Freely share and distribute favorite overclocking settings The
the chassis front panel cables to the motherboard. This unique
motherboard features the ASUS O.C. Profile that allows users to
conveniently store or load multiple BIOS settings. The BIOS
settings can be stored in the CMOS or a separate file, giving
module eliminates the trouble of connecting the system panel
cables one at a time and avoiding wrong cable connections
users freedom to share and distribute their favorite overclocking
Power eSATA
The Power eSATA solution combines the eSATA connector and
power source together, allowing users to use external SATA
devices without the need of additional power source*
*Power eSATA requires a specially designed signal cable to
provide 5V power for the external SATA device. The cable is
purchased separately*
Industry Standard
S/PDIF-out on Back I/O Port
DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC
DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC delivers
This motherboard provides convenient connectivity to
external home theater audio systems via coaxial and optical
exceptional 5.1 surround experience through the
most common PC audio setups - your existing stereo
speakers or headphones. In addition to virtual surround, “Bass enhancement”
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.
provides stronger low frequency bass sound, and “Voice clarification” provides
clear human dialogue even with loud background sound. With these
technologies, you may experience a better home-theater audio with ease.
High Definition Audio
Enjoy high-end sound system on your PC!
Noise Filter
The onboard 8-channel HD audio (High Definition Audio,
Eliminate background noise while recording
previously codenamed Azalia) CODEC enables high-quality
192KHz/24-bit audio output, jack-sensing feature, retasking
This feature detects repetitive and stationary noises like
functions and multi-streaming technology that simultaneously
sends different audio streams to different destinations. You can
then eliminates it in the incoming audio stream while recording.
computer fans, air conditioners, and other background noises
now talk to your partners on the headphone while playing a multi-channel
network games. All of these are done on one computer.
The motherboard and its packaging comply with the European Union´s Restriction on the use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS). This is in
line with the ASUS vision of creating environment-friendly and recyclable products and packaging to safeguard consumers´ health while
minimizing the impact on the environment.
AMD Socket AM3 ;Phenom™II /Athlon™II /Sempron™ 100 Series Processors
AMD 140W CPU Support
AMD Cool 'n' Quiet™ Technology
Supports 45nm CPU
AMD 890GX/SB850
System Bus
Up to 5200 MT/s ; HyperTransport™ 3.0
4 x DIMM, Max. 16 GB, DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1333/1066 ECC,Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel memory architecture
*AMD AM3 100 and 200 series CPU support up to DDR3 1066MHz
**Due to OS limitation, when installing total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows® 32-bit operation system may
only recognize less than 3GB. Hence, a total installed memory of less than 3GB is recommended.
***Refer to www.asus.com for the memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
Expansion Slots
2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 support ATI CrossFireX™ technology(@dual x8 speed)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x4
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
2 x PCI
Integrated ATI Radeon™ HD 4290 GPU
Multi-VGA output support: HDMI, DVI-D and RGB ports
Supports HDMI with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 (1080P)
Supports DVI with max. resolution 2560x1600 @60Hz
Supports RGB with max. resolution 2560x1440 @75Hz
Support H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, DirectX10.1 and OpenGL2.0
Support Shader Model 4.1, Universal Video Decoder (UVD) 2.0
Max. UMA Memory Size: 512 MB
128MB DDR3 1333 sideport memory support
Hybrid CrossFireX support
SB850 Chipset
6 xSATA 6.0 Gb/s ports Support RAID 0,1,5,10
JMicron® JMB361 PATA and SATA controller
1 xUltraDMA 133/100 for up to 2 PATA devices
1 xExternal Power eSATA 3.0Gb/s port
Realtek® 8111E Gigabit LAN controller featuring AI NET2
ALC 892 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- BD Audio Layer Content Protection
- Support 192khz/24bit True BD Lossless Sound
- DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC
- Supports Jack-Detection, Multi-Streaming, and Front Panel Jack-Retasking
- Optical S/PDIF Out ports at back I/O
- ASUS Noise Filter
IEEE 1394
VIA® 6308P controller supports 2 x 1394a port(s) (1 at mid-board; 1 at back panel)
14 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (8 ports at mid-board, 6 ports at back panel)
ASUS Xtreme Design
ASUS Hybrid Processor -- TurboV EVO
- Auto Tuning, TurboV, CPU Level UP and GPU Boost
ASUS Hybrid Switch
- Core Unlocker
- Turbo Key II
ASUS Hybrid OS -- Express Gate
ASUS Power Solutions
- 8+2 Phase Power Design
ASUS Exclusive Features
ASUS Unique Features
- MemOK!
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution
- ASUS Fanless Design: Heat pipe solution
- ASUS Fan Xpert
- ASUS O.C. Profile
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
- ASUS MyLogo 2
- Percision Twerker 3
- Multi-language BIOS
Precision Tweaker 3
- vCore: Adjustable CPU voltage at 0.003125V increment
- vDDNB: Adjustable CPU NB voltage at 0.003125V increment
- vCPU PLL: Adjustable CPU_PLL voltage at 0.00625V increment
- vHT bus: Adjustable PCH voltage at 0.00625V increment
Overclocking Features
- vDRAM Bus: Adjustable DRAM voltage at 0.00625V increment
- iChipset: Adjustable iChipset voltage at 0.00625V increment
SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection)
- PCI Express frequency tuning from 100MHz up to 150MHz at 1MHz increment
- Internal Base Clock tuning from 100MHz up to 600MHz at 1MHz increment
Overclocking Protection
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
1 x DVI
1 x D-Sub
1 x HDMI
1 x S/PDIF Out (Optical)
Back Panel I/O Ports
1 x IEEE 1394a
1 x LAN(RJ45) port
8 -Channel Audio I/O
1 x PS/2 Keyboard (Purple)
1 x Power eSATA
6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
4 x USB connectors support additional 8 USB ports
1 x IDE connector
1 x IEEE 1394a connector
1 x CPU Fan connector
1 x Power Fan connector
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1 x Chassis Fan connector (4-pin)
1 x Chassis Fan connector (3-pin)
Internal I/O Connectors
1 x S/PDIF Out Header
1 x Core Unlocker Switch
1 x Turbo Key II Switch
1 x MemOK! Button
Front panel audio connector
1 x COM connector
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
1 x 24-pin ATX Power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector
System Panel
16 Mb Flash ROM , SPI, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.5, ACPI 2.0a, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ
Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
WfM 2.0,DMI 2.0,WOL by PME,WOR by PME,PXE
1 x Ultra DMA 133/100 cable
2 x Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s cables
2 x Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s cables
1 x Q-Shield
1 x VGA Switch card
2 in 1 Q-connector (USB, System panel; Retail version only)
User's manual
Support Disc
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
ASUS Update
ASUS Utilities
Form Factor
ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x24.4 cm )
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