Optimize AM3+ motherboard performance with ASUS

Optimize AM3+ motherboard performance with ASUS
M5A88-M EVO
Optimize AM3+ motherboard
performance with ASUS Exclusive Dual
Intelligent Processors
• 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
• True USB 3.0 & SATA 6Gb/s Support - fully unleash performance
CPU, Chipset and Graphics features
AMD® FX™ /Phenom™II /Athlon™II /Sempron™ 100 Series
AMD® 880G
Processors
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.
This motherboard supports AMD® AM3+ multicore 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.
VGA Output Support
Memory Features
HDMI Support
DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1333/1066 support
Enjoy Full HD 1080p Multimedia Home-Theater
The motherboard supports DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates of
Entertainment
2000(O.C.)/1333/1066 MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the
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
latest 3D graphics, multimedia, and Internet applications. The dual-channel
DDR3 architecture enlarges the bandwidth of your system memory to boost
system performance.
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.
Next-gen Technology
USB 3.0 support
Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s 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
The AMD® SB850 Southbridge natively supports nextgeneration Serial ATA (SATA) storage interface, this
motherboard delivers up to 6.0 Gb/s data transfer rates.
next-generation components and peripherals, USB 3.0
Additionally, get enhanced scalability, faster data retrieval,
transfers data 10X faster and is also backward compatible
with USB 2.0 components.
double the bandwidth of current bus systems.
Hybrid Switch
EPU
TPU
Energy Efficiency All Around
Tap into the world's first real-time PC power saving chip through AI Suite II
The Ultimate Turbo Processor
Unleash your performance with ASUS’ simple onboard switch or TurboV utility.
utility. Get total system-wide energy optimization by
automatically detecting current PC loadings and intelligently
ASUS Auto tuning feature can intelligently optimize the
system for fast, yet stable clock speeds, and the TurboV
moderating power consumption. This also reduces fan noise
and extends component longevity!
gives you the freedom to adjust CPU frequencies and
ratios to optimize performance under varied system
conditions.
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
TurboV
Instant iGPU Level Up!
GPU Boost overclocks the integrated GPU in real time for
Feel the adrenaline rush of real-time OC-now a reality with
the ASUS TurboV. This easy OC tool allows you to overclock
the best graphics performance. User-friendly UI facilitates
flexible frequency and voltage adjustments. Its ability to
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!
ASUS Exclusive Features
MemOK!
Anti-Surge Protection
Any Memory is A-OK!
MemOK! quickly ensures memory boot compatibility. This
remarkable memory rescue tool requires a mere push of the
button to patch memory issues. MemOK! determines failsafe
settings and dramatically improves your system boot
success. Get your system up and running in no time.
This special design protects expensive devices and the
motherboard from damage caused by power surges from
switching power supply unit (PSU).
100% All High-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors
This motherboard uses all high-quality conductive polymer
capacitors for durability, improved lifespan, and enhanced
thermal capacity.
Specifications
CPU
Chipset
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
AMD 880G/SB850
4 x DIMM, Max. 16GB, DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1333/1066 Hz ECC, Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
* Due to OS limitation, when installing total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows® 32-bit operation system may
Memory
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.
* 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.
Graphic
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
SidePort Memory - onboard 128MB DDR3 1333 memory
Hardware Decode Acceleration for H.264, VC-1, and MPEG-2
Supports DirectX 10.1, OpenGL 2.0, Shader Model 4.1, Universal Video Decoder (UVD) 2.0
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
Expansion Slots
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
1 x PCI
AMD SB850 controller :
Storage
5 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray
1 x eSATA 6Gb/s port(s), red
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10, JBOD
LAN
Realtek® 8111E , 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller
Realtek® ALC 892 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
Audio
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
AMD SB850 controller :
USB Ports
Overclocking Features
Special 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 Dual Intelligent Processors - TPU & EPU :
ASUS TPU :
- Turbo Unlocker
- Auto Tuning
- TurboV
- CPU Level UP
- GPU Boost
- TPU switch
ASUS Hybrid Switch :
- Core Unlocker
ASUS Power Design :
- 4 +1 Phase Power Design
ASUS Exclusive Features :
- MemOK!
- Anti-Surge
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
- Stylish Fanless Design Heat-sink solution
- ASUS Fan Xpert
ASUS EZ DIY :
- ASUS O.C. Profile
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
- ASUS MyLogo 2
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 6Gb/s
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
2 x USB 3.0
4 x USB 2.0
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
4 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 8 USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
5 x SATA 6Gb/s 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 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 TPU switch(es)
1 x Core Unlocker switch(es)
Accessories
User's manual
I/O Shield
2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
BIOS
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
Manageability
WOL by PME, WOR by PME, WOR by Ring, PXE
Drivers
Support Disc
ASUS PC Probe II
ASUS Update
AMD OverDrive Utility (AOD)
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
Form Factor
uATX Form Factor
9.6 inch x 9.6 inch ( 24.4 cm x 24.4 cm )
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