ASUS provides optimized solutions to utilize incoming technology from AMD, supporting the chip maker?s new six-core CPU design
Exclusive features added to ASUS 890FX motherboards realize the hexa-core architecture's capabilities.
Both ROG Crosshair IV Formula and M4A89TD PRO include the AMD 890FX chipset and deliver high PC performance through ASUS Core Unlocker and Turbo Unlocker, empowering users with on-demand overclocking and performance boosts for greater CPU capabilities in real time.
ASUS' Core Unlocker technology on new 890FX boards makes it possible to turn a budget quad-core version of a CPU into a full six-cores for significant computing gains. It is accompanied by Turbo Unlocker, an intelligent overclocking engine that opens up CPU performance instantly by CPU core ratio when engaged in heavy computing or intensive tasks, including gaming.
Designed for AMD Black Edition and 6-core processors equipped with an unlockable multiplier, Turbo Unlocker intelligently adjusts CPU clock speeds with one-click input from users to attain even more computing power. When running single-core optimized applications, Turbo Unlocker adjusts resources and ensures maximum performance on dedicated cores. For multi-threaded applications, all cores supercharge to the highest performance available. Performance gains occur dynamically and instantly based on actual system conditions, so overclocking is always safe and stable.
Using a switch on both new motherboards, Core Unlocker is an ASUS exclusive that leads to fast and easy performance gains through the activation of latent CPU cores. One press sets Core Unlocker going as it scans the CPU for additional cores and puts them to work for major computational gains. Heavy multitasking, rendering and gaming go faster and better with additional cores available, as Core Unlocker can turn a dual-core CPU into a tri or quad, or turn quad-core versions into a full six-cores for significant computing gains.
Both ROG Crosshair IV Formula and the M4A89TD PRO also boast native next-generation data USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s. The motherboards feature two USB 3.0 ports each, transferring data at up to ten times the speed of USB 2.0, so moving an entire Blu-ray disc (25GB) takes just 70 seconds. SATA 6Gb/s offers twice the throughput of its predecessor, making hard drives noticeably more expedient.