ASUS Announces Phenom-Ready Series Page: 1
ASUS has announced their newest motherboard series designed to support AMD's upcoming Phenom processors, the M3A series.
The flagship of the series is the M3A32-MVP Deluxe/WiFi-AP. Based on AMD's 790FX chipset, this board sports a HyperTransport™ 3.0 (HT3) system bus with up to 5200 MT/s speed and quad PCIe 2.0 x16 VGA slots.
One of the board's key new features is ASUS's Cool MemPipe Technology. What this basically does is connect the system's RAM to the usual chipset heatpipe cooling system, transmitting the heat to the heatsink near the back I/O ports to be taken away by the system's air flow. This system yields up to a 10°C drop in RAM temperatures in a water-cooled system and a 5°C drop in a air-cooled system.
In addition to this, the M3A32-MVP Deluxe/WiFi-AP features ASUS's Precision Tweaker 2, allowing the user to make adjustments to the NB, SB, DRAM voltages in 0.02v increments for more precise control, as well as ASUS's usual plethora of technologies.
The two other boards in the series are the M3A32-MVP Deluxe and M3A. The M3A32-MVP Deluxe also sports the 790FX chipset, while the M3A uses the 770 chipset. These motherboards all support the latest HT3 system bus and PCIe 2.0 VGA slots
|CPU||AMD AM2+ / AM2 CPU Support||AMD AM2+ / AM2 CPU Support||AMD AM2+ / AM2 CPU Support|
|Chipset||AMD 790FX / SB600||AMD 790FX / SB600||AMD 770 / SB600|
|Memory||DDR2 1066* / 800 / 533||DDR2 1066* / 800 / 533||DDR2 1066* / 800 / 533|
|System Bus||Up to 5200 MT/s||Up to 5200 MT/s||Up to 5200 MT/s|
|Graphics||4 x PCIe x16, @ PCIe 2.0||4 x PCIe x16, @ PCIe 2.0||1 x PCIe x16, @ PCIe 2.0|
|Audio||8CH HD||8CH HD||8CH HD|
(1 is eSATA)
(1 is eSATA)
|ASUS Cool MemPipe||V||--||--|
|Precision Tweaker 2||V||V||--|
|8+2 Phase Power |
Design / Stack Cool 2
|4+1 Power Phase |
“ASUS constantly provides customers with the best products that showcase cutting-edge technology and features. Once again, we will set a new precedence with this new motherboard,” said Joe Hsieh, Vice President of ASUS’ Motherboard Business Department. “With the support of the latest AMD Phenom™ quad-core processors, the M3A32-MVP Deluxe/WiFi-AP delivers extreme system performance and overclocking capabilities.”
M3A32-MVP Deluxe/WiFi-AP Product Page
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