ASUS prepares new M5A motherboards, BIOS updates for AMD AM3+ CPU support

asus crosshair iv extreme ASUS prepares new M5A motherboards, BIOS updates for AMD AM3+ CPU support

ASUS has announced the release of the industry's first AM3+ CPU enabled motherboard solution based on the existing AMD 8-Series chipsets. Current owners of an AM3-based board can make their AMD 8-Series motherboards compatible with the latest AM3+ CPUs with a simple BIOS update from the official ASUS website. 

asus crosshair iv extreme ASUS prepares new M5A motherboards, BIOS updates for AMD AM3+ CPU support

Singapore (March 16, 2011) - ASUS, the worldwide leader in motherboard design and sales, today announced the release of the industry's first AM3+ CPU enabled motherboard solution based on the existing AMD 8-Series chipsets. Current owners of an AM3-based board can make their AMD 8-Series motherboards compatible with the latest AM3+ CPUs with a simple BIOS update from the official ASUS website.

ASUS provides options for users to be the first to enjoy AM3+

AMD's new AM3+ CPU is a complete microarchitecture redesign from previous AMD CPUs, and offers better performance over the previous generation. As such, ASUS is committed to provide continuous support for the latest technologies, and is the first to market for a product solution for user's needs. Current ASUS 890FX and 890GX series motherboards can be upgraded to enjoy the extra performance offered by future AM3+ CPUs. ASUS will also be releasing AMD 8-Series Chipset motherboards based on 880G and 870 as well as the 760G with the AM3+ socket for increased selection so users can enjoy AM3 and AM3+ CPUs.
 
Current AMD 8-Series chipset based motherboards feature award-winning overclocking utilities, along with ASUS Core Unlocker which was widely recognized by global media at its debut while Turbo Unlocker offers real-time adjustments to enhance system performance. All utilities are designed to help the user achieve maximum performance from their systems.

 

BIOS upgradable models:

AMD 890FX / SB850 AMD 890GX / SB850
Crosshair IV Extreme M4A89GTD PRO / USB3
Crosshair IV Formula M4A89GTD PRO
M4A89TD PRO / USB3  
M4A89TD PRO  

 

Upcoming ASUS M5A models (AM3+ socket):

AMD 880G AMD 870 AMD 760
M5A88-V EVO M5A87 M5A78L
M5A88-M EVO   M5A78L LE
M5A88-M   M5A78L-M / USB3
    M5A78L-M PLUS
    M5A78L-M LE
    M5A78L-M

 

Note: Current BIOS updates are beta releases. Please check the ASUS support site for continual updates.

 

Source: ASUS Press Release

 

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