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July 26, 2012

ASUS has announced a number of motherboards that have received a certificate of compatibility with the OS Windows 8


The Taiwanese company Asus to release the operating system Windows 8 has produced several motherboards, which currently has received a certificate of compatibility with the aforementioned OS. In the mentioned model line TUF (SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0), ROG (Crosshair V Formula-Z), M5A (M5A99FX PRO R2.0, M5A99X EVO R2.0, M5A97 EVO R2.0, M5A97 R2.0, M5A97 LE R2.0), and F1 (F1A75-M PRO R2.0, F1A55 R2.0).

All platforms supported by proprietary technologies Asus, among which is to provide Remote GO! (Management by using mobile devices), Fast Boot (faster boot OS), Boot Setting (Configuring the Windows boot process to fit your need 8) and DirectKey (access to the BIOS).

ROG series and M5A compatible with AMD processors in the performance of AM3 +, and F1 series models are designed for processors with built FM1.

Motherboard SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 performed in ATX form factor and is based on chipset AMD 990FX. The power system is built on a 10-phase scheme. Just below the CPU socket, the manufacturer has established four slots for the RAM (maximum capacity of 32 GB). A set of expansion slots as follows: four PCI Express 3.0 x16, one PCI Express 2.0 x16 and one PCI Express 2.0 x1.

The platform has eight ports SATA 6 Gb / s and two eSATA. On the back cover removed, eight USB 2.0 ports and four USB 3.0, six audio jacks, optical S / PDIF output, and an RJ 45.

The specifications of the motherboard M5A99FX PRO R2.0 nearly identical SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0. The difference is in the number of ports SATA 6 Gb / s - they are seven.

There are also differences in the interface panel, instead of four USB 3.0 ports are only two.

The rest of the series M5A is not much different from the model M5A99FX PRO R2.0. The main difference is the number of ports, USB 3.0, SATA and PCI expansion.


Source: Asus.com