ASUS Unveils Exclusive Technology to Unlock AMD CPU Cores

Fremont, California (March 2, 2010) – ASUS today launched the M4A89GTD PRO Series motherboard that delivers added core processing power by enabling the instant unlocking in several AMD CPUs*. Incorporating the latest AMD 890GX chipset with an advanced AMD graphics core, the M4A89GTD PRO Series also supports both ATI CrossFireX and Hybrid CrossFireX technologies.
“By supporting both integrated and discrete graphics processing, the M4A89GTD PRO Series delivers enhanced graphics performance that will excite and impress both hardcore gamers and multimedia users,” said Joe Hsieh, General Manager of ASUS Motherboard Business.

Faster than Ever with Next Generation SATA 6Gb/s and USB3.0** Support
The M4A89GTD PRO Series is the first motherboard to natively support next-generation SATA 6Gb/s throughput from its SB850 chipset. It also includes two external USB 3.0 ports for significantly faster downloads, data backups or sharing of content. Additionally, as part of the Xtreme Design line-up, the M4A89GTD PRO Series delivers exceptional reliability, safety, and performance.

A Simple Way to Boost Performance with Core Unlocker
Equipped with an exclusive Core Unlocker feature, the M4A89GTD PRO Series allows users to enjoy an instant performance boost by simply turning on a switch on the motherboard. Doing so activates latent AMD CPU cores in certain processors and can potentially turn a dual-core CPU into a  triple- or quad-core for improved performance.  This is especially useful for supporting multitasking or intensive processing tasks.

Taking it further with Auto Tuning and Turbo Key II
Users can further improve system performance by using the Award Winning Auto Tuning technology offered exclusively via the implementation of our Hybrid Processor – Turbo V EVO. Whether driven from our easy to use bios option or within a friendly and easy to use GUI in windows users can push their systems to advanced level of performance while remaining stable.

Instant Graphics Acceleration with Integrated GPU Boost Tool
The M4A89GTD PRO Series includes a GPU Boost tool that instantly overclocks the integrated GPU in real time to provide the highest IGP performance possible. Its user-friendly interface also facilitates flexible frequency and voltage adjustments for more control over graphics optimization. Additionally, GPU Boost has the ability to store and load overclocking profiles.

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*Not all processors are supported nor will all supported processors operated correctly with unlocked cores
** USB 3.0 is available on the M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 model