Tuesday, September 3rd 2013

ASUS Offers Full Support for AMD FX-9000 Series CPUs with Existing 990FX Boards

ASUS today announced that its existing 990FX-based motherboards all support the new flagship AMD FX-9000 Series processors at memory speeds up to 2400 MHz, without the need for a BIOS update.

The ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z, Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 and M5A99FX Pro R2.0 motherboards all feature AM3+ Socket with full support for AMD's extreme-performance FX-9370 and FX-9590 processors. With eight-cores and unlocked clock speeds up to 5 GHz, the FX-9000 Series requires incredible amounts of power and generates considerable heat - AMD recommends a 1200 W power supply and liquid processor cooling.

Existing ASUS 990FX motherboards not only take the FX-9000 Series in their stride, straight from the box, but also support rock-solid stability at memory speeds up to 2400 MHz - something that currently cannot be attained by 990FX-based motherboards from other vendors.

"ASUS is a market leader in the motherboard industry, thanks to the quality and innovation of its products," said Roy Taylor, Corp Vice President of Global Channel Sales at AMD. "The out-of-the-box support for AMD FX-9000 Series processors offered by its 990FX-based motherboards is further proof of the solid design and high-quality components for which ASUS has long been renowned. In fact it's so good, I used the same motherboard in my PC at home."
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39 Comments on ASUS Offers Full Support for AMD FX-9000 Series CPUs with Existing 990FX Boards

#1
Apocalypsee
by: cdawall
It works fine on that board.
Thanks for testing, I do send an email to ASUS for BIOS update and they say it's unsupported. I just like to have latest CPU microcode and AGESA version that's all :laugh: I got BIOS update fetish :twitch:

My lowly FX-8320 works at FX-9590 base clock anyway with air cooling so there's no need to spend crazy money for these new FX-9k series :p
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#2
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: brandonwh64
I wouldn't even consider this an "enthusiasts" chip due to the fact that it comes right out of the box 5ghz and already to most boards limits and even with a higher end board, OCing would be maxed after 200 more MHZ due to power issues. To beat it all hardwarecanuks review shows it looses to the STOCK 4770K in gaming 8 out of 10 tests. newegg.com is selling this CPU for 900$ while a 4770K is 339.99$
It has been mentioned in many many threads already hardwarecanucks chip was not running at full speed. The chip was throttling either due to VRM's or temps. That review and a couple others show throttling.

by: Apocalypsee
Thanks for testing, I do send an email to ASUS for BIOS update and they say it's unsupported. I just like to have latest CPU microcode and AGESA version that's all :laugh: I got BIOS update fetish :twitch:

My lowly FX-8320 works at FX-9590 base clock anyway with air cooling so there's no need to spend crazy money for these new FX-9k series :p
Any board that will post with an 8350 will post with a 9590/9370. Same microcode between the two chips.
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#3
Fahim
Nice. Time to upgrade and I already have a 1200w PSU. I hope my Zalman 9900FX cooler will work ok.
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#4
Satansshadow
hi all this is my rig

sabertooth 990fx rev 1 mobo
12 gig corsair dom ram
1090t 6 core cpu
dual nvidia gtx 550's
aywun 650w psu

I am thinking about buying a 9370 cpu.

Will this run a 9370 cpu with liquid cooling or is there anything i would need to upgrade majorly?????????
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#5
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
The no name psu.
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#6
d1nky
by: Satansshadow
hi all this is my rig

sabertooth 990fx rev 1 mobo
12 gig corsair dom ram
1090t 6 core cpu
dual nvidia gtx 550's
aywun 650w psu

I am thinking about buying a 9370 cpu.

Will this run a 9370 cpu with liquid cooling or is there anything i would need to upgrade majorly?????????
like cdawall said, that psu isn't branded which means itll be weak. something decent would do better like seasonic, xfx, antec or corsair anything around 850watt would do

by: cdawall
The no name psu.
I think it translates to I-won! lol
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#7
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
A solid 650-750w would be fine for the current components
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#9
Satansshadow
cdawall the solid 650-750w is that to run what ive already got or to run the 9370cpu in what ive got??????
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#10
d1nky
by: Satansshadow
what do u mean by a branded psu?????
branded, means something made by a decent manufacturer with good components

antec, corsair, seasonic, xfx (to name a few)


by: Satansshadow
cdawall the solid 650-750w is that to run what ive already got or to run the 9370cpu in what ive got??????
its to run the 9370, but if you plan on a full custom loop I would get something slightly bigger.
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#11
Satansshadow
I do have a thermaltake lite 700w psu, would that be good enough or would I need a psu from the previously mention brands????
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#12
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
Should be fine
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#13
d1nky
by: Satansshadow
I do have a thermaltake lite 700w psu, would that be good enough or would I need a psu from the previously mention brands????
it should be ok. im not too sure on the rails/quality of the thermaltake but a lot of people on here use em.

I was typing before i saw someone answered lol
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#14
Satansshadow
Ok so the thermaltake lite 700w should be fine to run the 9370 CPU with my rig now because I've got the sabertooth should I try and get the thermal armour to help spread any excessive heat produce by the CPU or won't it make a difference?????
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