Heralding the future arrival of the new 32nm processors based on the “Bulldozer” architecture, AMD is launching the new AM3+ socket and the 900 series chipset on the opening day of Computex Taipei 2011. Even though the 32nm “Zambezi” processors are not yet available, the new AM3+ motherboards will be completely backwards compatible with AM3 processors because of AMD’s commitment to flexible processor upgrade paths. The new chipset also boasts, for the first time, native support for multi-graphics card configuration using NVIDIA GeForce video cards, giving gamers a performance option that was once only exclusive on Intel systems.
ASUS, the world’s largest motherboard manufacturer, has announced “Bulldozer” compatibility with some of their existing AM3 mainboards but also are introducing some 900-series based AM3+ motherboards. ASUS has a wide variety of motherboard brands and will be introducing a range of AM3+ based mainboards across various price-points, one of which is the Crosshair V Formula ROG motherboard.
The ASUS Crosshair V Formula is an AM3+ motherboard from the Republic of Gamers lineup. The Crosshair V Formula is designed for hardcore gamers and overclockers who want the best and latest AM3+ motherboard. The ASUS Crosshair V Formula ROG motherboard is equipped with the 990FX/SB950 chipset, featuring native SATA 6Gb/s support and full compatibility with upcoming Bulldozer based 32nm AMD processors. For additional high-speed connectivity, the ASUS Crosshair V Formula is also equipped with an Asmedia USB 3.0 controller, boasting superior performance over the NEC USB 3.0 controller prevalent among the latest motherboards in the market. As with all the recent ROG-series boards, the ASUS Crosshair V Formula is powered by the Extreme Engine DIGI+ design, providing highly efficient and superior power delivery on the AM3+ platform.