Wednesday, May 4th 2011

ASUS M5A99X EVO Motherboard Pictured

Here is the first picture of the M5A99X EVO, an upcoming socket AM3+ motherboard by ASUS based on the AMD 990X + SB950 chipset designed AMD's FX-Series "Zambezi" 8-core, 6-core, and 4-core procesors. The AMD 990X is designed for discrete graphics with up to two graphics cards in CrossFireX. It is likely that the final iteration has NVIDIA SLI support out of the box. The AM3+ Black socket is powered by 8-phase Digi+ VRM, cooled by a large heatsink that sits next to the northbridge heatsink. ASUS came up with a new heatsink design theme. While the P8P67 series uses heatsinks with curvy/wavy fins, the M5A series uses sharp edges.

The AMD 990X northbridge gives out 16 PCI-Express 2.1 lanes split between two x16 slots. When both slots are populated, the graphics cards run on x8 bandwidth. The third black x16 slot is wired to the SB950 southbridge, and is likely x4. Other slots include two PCI-Express x1 and a PCI. Storage connectivity includes six SATA 6 Gb/s ports from the SB950 southbridge that support RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5, 10 modes; a third-party controller drives two additional SATA 6 Gb/s internal ports. We don't know if there's another such controller handling eSATA.
Other connectivity features include at least two USB 3.0 controllers made by ASMedia (ASUS subsidiary), two internal USB 3.0 ports by header (for front-panel or bracket), and probably two more ports on the rear panel. There's Realtek-made 8-channel HD audio, a gigabit Ethernet connection, and VIA-made FireWire controller.

AMD FX-Series processors natively support DDR3-1866 MHz memory standard, there are four DDR3 memory slots wired to the socket, support dual-channel memory. The board supports various overclocking and energy-efficiency features, including EPU (energy processing unit), and TPU (TurboV processing unit). With this generation of chipset, the AMD platform is transitioning to UEFI as the system firmware standard. ASUS will give this board a mouse-driven graphical user interface for its UEFI setup program. The immediate benefit of UEFI is the ability to boot from volumes larger than 2.2 TB in size.

The ASUS M5A99X EVO is likely to be launched in mid-June.Source: XFastest
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56 Comments on ASUS M5A99X EVO Motherboard Pictured

#1
Jonap_1st
012013014 said:
why does all asus board now in blue,light blue and black??dint the m3nht board last time used copper colour heatsink? its sick, all the p67 and amd3+ board available in the same colour(except the ROG) btw this is my first post ...hi every 1!
you buy something for its function, not for the colour.. :slap:
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#2
NAVI_Z
ok.now lets see what Asrock,Gigabyte,MSI,and everyone else has to offer with the 990 chipset.:cool:
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#3
micropage7
nice board, i like the heatsink looks like but it looks better if it coupled with heat pipes
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#4
wahdangun
Jonap_1st said:
you buy something for its function, not for the colour.. :slap:
because blue make it more cooler lol

btw I'm so happy there are so many indonesian in here :)
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#5
micropage7
wahdangun said:
because blue make it more cooler lol

btw I'm so happy there are so many indonesian in here :)
yep but purple would b eye catching, so far so many boards come in blue
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so the world would know indonesia is not bali only
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#6
Jonap_1st
wahdangun said:
because blue make it more cooler lol

btw I'm so happy there are so many indonesian in here :)
cooler has two meanings, first for temps and second for visual attraction. asus and gigabyte both tends to look a like, expect for the premium set like rampage on rog..

geez i want to upgrade my rig so badly :banghead:

micropage7 said:
nice board, i like the heatsink looks like but it looks better if it coupled with heat pipes
like MSI does :rolleyes:

micropage7 said:
yep but purple would b eye catching, so far so many boards come in blue
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so the world would know indonesia is not bali only
green, brown, pink. what next? :D

i never pickup motherboard because it looks, even you know, majority of them have the same features..
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better praying they dont visit the capital, just take them to raja ampat :laugh:
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#7
YautjaLord
Don't know if it is 100% relative, but - a) this mobo is from ASUS too so partially it fits in this thread & b) whaddayaknow - GeForce.com has posted this : http://www.geforce.com/#/News/articles/sli-for-amd.

Atleast now i know what to buy for my future AM3+/AMD FX-8130P PC. Great info is coming prior to 'Dozer's/AMD 990FX launch. Bet by the time June 11 comes PC store around the globe will be bombarded by customers to buy this stuff fresh off shelves or something like that. :)
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#9
TheLaughingMan
YautjaLord said:
Don't know if it is 100% relative, but - a) this mobo is from ASUS too so partially it fits in this thread & b) whaddayaknow - GeForce.com has posted this : http://www.geforce.com/#/News/articles/sli-for-amd.

Atleast now i know what to buy for my future AM3+/AMD FX-8130P PC. Great info is coming prior to 'Dozer's/AMD 990FX launch. Bet by the time June 11 comes PC store around the globe will be bombarded by customers to buy this stuff fresh off shelves or something like that. :)
We have known that for weeks.
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#10
YautjaLord
Weeks ? I have learnt too much of [X]HTML/CSS then. lol Bout Crosshair V Formula ? I'm gonna wait til June 11 & if i'll have enough ca$h - once it comes out along with FX-8130, i'll buy both. Yet again : weeks ? Bet if i'll Google for it they either give Crosshair IV Formula instead & claim it's Crosshair V Formula, or will give it for real. Gonna check it out. :)
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#11
TheMailMan78
Big Member
I'm getting a 990 Crosshair V Formula the day it hits the market.
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#12
YautjaLord
Same here, unless i won't have enough cash (unlikely). Only now i want to see it's (C5F) layout : me want to see if it's even awesomer then C4F. I am starving for pics !!!!!!!!! :laugh:
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#13
Wile E
Power User
Meh. Manufacturers need to stop sacrificing expansion slots. There are 7 available in ATX, use them dammit.
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#14
TheLaughingMan
YautjaLord said:
Weeks ? I have learnt too much of [X]HTML/CSS then. lol Bout Crosshair V Formula ? I'm gonna wait til June 11 & if i'll have enough ca$h - once it comes out along with FX-8130, i'll buy both. Yet again : weeks ? Bet if i'll Google for it they either give Crosshair IV Formula instead & claim it's Crosshair V Formula, or will give it for real. Gonna check it out. :)
I meant more generally. Not about that 1 board. I meant about the inclusion of SLI in the 900 series chipset.

http://www.megatechnews.com/amd-to-deliver-sli-for-900-chipset/
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#15
YautjaLord
Yes, that one is old. But not weeks, maybe week-and-a-half, maybe 2. I knew about it & after seeing this, i know which board to buy. Great news. :toast:

*UPDATE*

Just Googled bout Crosshair V Formula & found this list that also includes M5A9xx series mobos : http://i1-news.softpedia-static.com/images/news2/Asus-ROG-Crosshair-V-Formula-AM3-Bulldozer-Motherboard-Gets-Detailed-3.jpg. This stuff is F***in'ACE, but the Crosshair V Formula is the ultimate mofo of them all. Not that the others are bad - opposite.
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#16
Athlonite
Why not just go with x16 x16 and get rid of the third PCIe x16 slot that would be better for the likes of me who want to upgrade to AM3+ not sideways with a down grade on xfire

or will they make an cheaper 990FX based mobe like the M3A32MVP-Deluxe where you get
x16-x16-na-na, x16-x16-x8-na, x8-x8-x8-x8

in this day and age there really isn't an excuse for not doin atleast x16-x16 xfire/sli on above basic mobo's with 2x PCIe x16 slots
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#17
jalex3
Athlonite said:
Why not just go with x16 x16 and get rid of the third PCIe x16 slot ...
in this day and age there really isn't an excuse for not doin atleast x16-x16 xfire/sli on above basic mobo's with 2x PCIe x16 slots
why do this whne they can make you need to get a rog or tuf instead?
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#18
Athlonite
meh I'm not interested in rog they cost way to much here $1000+ dollars pfft fuck that
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#19
YautjaLord
2Athlonite :

Guess when PCI-SIG releases PCIe 3.0 we'll talk about Triplex16 PCIe lanes; PCIe 2.1 (and 2.0 for that matter) just physically can't handle Triplex16 lanes, me thinks. Though i remember C5F promised three x48 (x16/x16/x16) PCIe lanes; guess it was AMD's/Nvidia's/ASUS gimmick to atract buyers like you & me. Lame s*** to attract anyone with such promises & then become a liars. June 1/June 11 will tell. :) (June 1=Crosshair V Formula release, June 11=AMD FX-8130P/8110/etc.... release, as far as i remember.)
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#20
HellZaQ
Very nice motherboard :D I like AMD ;]
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#21
Athlonite
YautjaLord said:
2Athlonite :

Guess when PCI-SIG releases PCIe 3.0 we'll talk about Triplex16 PCIe lanes; PCIe 2.1 (and 2.0 for that matter) just physically can't handle Triplex16 lanes, me thinks. Though i remember C5F promised three x48 (x16/x16/x16) PCIe lanes; guess it was AMD's/Nvidia's/ASUS gimmick to atract buyers like you & me. Lame s*** to attract anyone with such promises & then become a liars. June 1/June 11 will tell. :) (June 1=Crosshair V Formula release, June 11=AMD FX-8130P/8110/etc.... release, as far as i remember.)
Actually if they (Asus) could just take the M3A32MVP-Deluxe mobo and put 990FX/900 chipset on it I'd probably buy it again mines been a damn good mobo and the Crosshair versions are just well over priced here so I doubt I'll ever be getting one of those but a nice M5A32MVP-Deluxe would be good
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#22
YautjaLord
2Athlonite :

In Israel MOSAD probably have nothing on ASUS other than prices go nuts in majority of PC stores, but that's taxes lol. jk

M5A32xxx ? Crosshair IV Formula costs right now in Israel 1000 sheckels or ~295USD. (in one relatively cheap prices-wise PC store near me) Crosshair V Formula might cost 1500 sheckels; 1USD equals ~3.45 sheckels. Divide & you'll get the result : top-dog of mobo will cost quite dearly, but will not rob the wallet if one (such as me soon) earns 6500-7000 sheckels a month. By end of August the prices might drop, that's when you & me should strike. :)

Maybe you should buy in Israel. lol jk How high/bad the prices & taxes in NZ ?
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#23
Athlonite
the Crosshair IV extreme is $571 NZ dollars and the formula is $400 the includes 15% Tax NZ to USD $0.80 still over priced from my point of view I don't know what they go for in the US
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#24
wahdangun
Jonap_1st said:
cooler has two meanings, first for temps and second for visual attraction. asus and gigabyte both tends to look a like, expect for the premium set like rampage on rog..

geez i want to upgrade my rig so badly :banghead:



like MSI does :rolleyes:



green, brown, pink. what next? :D

i never pickup motherboard because it looks, even you know, majority of them have the same features..
.
better praying they dont visit the capital, just take them to raja ampat :laugh:
to be honest I never like blue its look like a gay color for me, I like red and black instead.

Btw what happen to our capital? I have friend from england that come to jakarta and he never complain(except its soaring hot in here) but he quite enjoy it especially the night life.

Shame tough asus distributor is suck in here, its so hard to rma, that why I will never sell asus again in my store, its ecs, msi, gigabyte or biostar right now.
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#25
Jonap_1st
wahdangun said:
to be honest I never like blue its look like a gay color for me, I like red and black instead.

Btw what happen to our capital? I have friend from england that come to jakarta and he never complain(except its soaring hot in here) but he quite enjoy it especially the night life.

Shame tough asus distributor is suck in here, its so hard to rma, that why I will never sell asus again in my store, its ecs, msi, gigabyte or biostar right now.
i laugh when you said blue its gay colour :laugh: what about black - blue instead blue - white? :rolleyes:

i've been living here since i was kid, and it easy just like what your friend said that jakarta's only pleased us when night comes, when it's on dailylight especially summer time, it will be like living on hell. try to travel from depok to north jakarta with bus, i'm sure you will feel the same just like me..

yeah, i agree with you that astrindo is sucks. that's why i always bought mobo's from biostar and ECS. they rarely had issue with RMA..
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