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Asus Set to Release Two AMD AM1 Motherboards

The two AMD AM1-socket-based SoC motherboards include 5X Protection, UEFI BIOS, and USB 3.0 Boost Asus Technologies. By ChannelPro

Asus has announced its plan to release two new motherboards next month. The new AM1M-A and AM1I-A motherboards support the latest AMD AM1-socketed SoC Athlon and Sempron series APUs. These APUs combine high processing power, Microsoft DirectX 11.1 graphics, and Fusion controller hubs in one small, efficient package.

The AM1M-A and AM1I-A motherboards, designed for desktops and home-theater PCs, feature several Asus technologies including:

  • Asus 5X Protection safeguards sensitive components from short-circuits and electrical surges. It includes ASUS DIGI+ VRM (voltage-regulator module) to ensure power delivery to the processor, overcurrent protection to prevent short circuits damaging DRAM, electrostatic-discharge (ESD) guards, and high-quality solid-state capacitors.
  • USB 3.0 Boost with UASP Mode accelerates the speed of USB 3.0 and intelligently optimizes transfer commands so that more data can be sent and received in shorter times.
  • UEFI BIOS allows users to set up shortcuts and favorites for quick access to the options that are used most often. The motherboards also include AI Suite 3 software, an ASUS dashboard-style control panel that lets users fine-tune aspects of an AM1M-A- or AM1I-A-based system for the best balance between performance, stability, and efficiency.

The cost of the motherboards hasn’t been released, but they are expected to ship in early April.




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