ASUS Raises the Performance Bar for AMD 890FX Motherboards -- ASUS continues its innovation leadership by adding new features to unlock the full potential of AMD’s latest 890FX chipset and Phenom II processors. -- Fremont, CA (April 27th, 2010) - ASUS is proud to announce two boards based on AMD’ latest 890FX chipset, the Republic of Gamers Crosshair IV Formula and the M4A89TD PRO. These boards are produced with the philosophy that design matters, ensuring the best in performance, features, safety and reliability. Continuing with the award winning Core Unlocking technology first introduced in our M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 motherboard, ASUS announces Turbo Unlocker technology allowing for the best possible performance out of the AMD Phenom II Black Edition and 6-core processors.Speaking on the inclusion of these two unique tools, Joe Hsieh, General Manager of Motherboard Business with ASUS, said: "ASUS will never stop developing the friendliest and most performance-boosting features available to consumers, whether enthusiasts, beginners or anyone else. Both Core Unlocker and Turbo Unlocker realize CPU potential, making them ideal for users looking for the best value on the best performance motherboards around."Real Time Core Boost on All Phenom II Black Edition and Six-Core CPUsASUS Turbo Unlocker technology represents the next evolution in performance tuning for the AMD Phenom II Black Edition and Six-Core processors. Only a one-click input within the exclusive ASUS TurboV Evo software is required to attain even more computing power as Turbo Unlocker* intelligently adjusts CPU core clock speeds based on application workload. When running optimized single-core applications, Turbo Unlocker dynamically adjusts clock speed on a single processor core to ensure maximum performance. For multi-threaded applications, all processor core speeds are dynamically increased to attain the highest performance available. Performance enhancements via Turbo Unlocker occur instantly based on actual system conditions, so system operation is always safe, reliable, and stable.ASUS ROG Crosshair IV FormulaASUS is the Best AMD Choice for the Gamer, Enthusiast, or OverclockerBoth new 890FX solutions, the ROG Crosshair IV Formula and the M4A89TD PRO offer unrivaled flexibility and system performance. The ROG Crosshair IV Formula offers the best overclocking and gaming experience with dedicated hardware, software, and BIOS design for the hard-core enthusiast or serious gamer while the M4A89TD PRO features an affordable high performance platform intended for the computing enthusiast. For users looking for the next level in performance ASUS has refined our award winning TurboV Evo auto-tuning hardware and software implementation to easily provide enhanced system performance while ensuring stability and reliability.ASUS M4A89TD PROUnrivalled CPU Unlocking LeadershipASUS is proud to continue its award winning Core Unlocking innovation first introduced in AMD’s 700 series chipsets. ASUS’ unique hardware based unlocking technology remains the most reliable and successful way to unlock additional cores for performance improvements on motherboards using the AMD 800-series chipset. Now unlocking is easier, quicker, and more reliable than competing solutions. By pressing one key at system startup, ASUS Core Unlocker* then intelligently scans the supported CPU for functional cores and cache and automatically implements the safest yet highest performing setting without further user intervention.Next Generation ConnectivityThe ROG Crosshair IV Formula and the upcoming M4A89TD PRO/USB3 feature next generation technologies like native SATA 6Gb/s performance along with USB 3.0 connectivity. These super-fast connections bring users into the HD era with the speed and reliability needed to handle large file transfers quickly. Both motherboards feature two USB 3.0 ports, transferring data at up to ten times the speed of USB 2.0. SATA 6Gb/s offers twice the throughput of its predecessor ensuring the best performance possible from cutting edge Solid-State drives (SSD).* Core unlocking and Turbo Unlocker results may vary with the CPU utilized and system conditions.Specifications are subject to change without prior notice. Please visit usa.asus.com for more details.###About ASUSASUS is a leading company in the new digital era, with an extensive product portfolio that includes notebooks, netbooks, motherboards, graphics cards, displays, optical drives, desktop PCs, servers, wireless solutions, mobile phones and networking devices. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home, office and person. ASUS won 3,268 awards in 2009, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC™. With a global staff of more than ten thousand and a world-class R&D design team, the company's revenue for 2008 was 8.1 billion U.S. dollars. ASUS ranks among BusinessWeek's InfoTech 100, and has been on the listing for 12 consecutive years.ASUS Motherboards: No.1 in the WorldASUS is the No.1 motherboard brand in the world, commanding the biggest market share globally. Today, one in every three computers houses an ASUS Motherboard. ASUS is the pioneer of numerous innovations that have gone on to become industry standards. Recent examples include the Hybrid Phase power design, Hybrid Processor and Hybrid Switch overclocking design, and Protect 3.0 for safe operation. With its decades of expertise and dedication to pushing the envelope of motherboard design, ASUS is poised to continue leading the industry in motherboard performance, safety and reliability.
Asus has been a very busy little bee lately. They're cranking out all sorts of good stuff. From what I understand, one advantage the Crosshair IV holds over the Rampage III Extreme is that you can raid 0 on the native SATA 6Gb/s. Raid on the Rampage is only possible on the SATA 3Gb/s.
This is a great combination for my budget PC.
If I was building an AMD rig this is the board to beat.
Kudos to AMD for keeping the AM3 alive you all are definitely getting treated right by AMD!!!!!!!!!
A simple bios update and you all are ready to roll, time after time after time.
Very nice board and it doesn't break the bank like the other ROG boards on the Intel side.
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