Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Asus AM1I-A and AM1M-A Motherboards for AMD Athlon and Sempron Processors

Guess what, the evolution of motherboard continue to answer the needs of PC enthusiasts who are looking for a budget-friendly but promising devices. For how many years, Asus was known for their high-quality products ranging from portable computers to mainboards. Their sophisticated circuitry under the hood of my desktop reminds me of the newest AM1I-A series. It is typically designed to work with AMD's Athlon and Sempron Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) from the increasing demand of PC gaming industry.

According to Gadget Blog, Asus introduces a high-performance motherboard with a milestone of improvements. It is capable to optimize the performance of any supported AMD processors which extend to Microsoft DirectX 11.1. That includes Brazos 2.0 and Fusion Controller Hub elements. Asus AM1I-A is primarily designed for AMD AM1 sockets along with another variant, the AM1M-A series.

Asus AM1I-A Motherboard for AMD CPU

Asus AM1I-A and AM1M-A is coming in the month of April for about 36-euro ($50.00) only. Availability in global market will follow as noted by reports. However, prices will vary base in regional outlets. For the complete specs of these two new motherboards from Asus, see the following list below:

Asus AM1M-A Series
  • Supported CPU: AMD Athlon and AMD Sempron (for AM1 socket)
  • Memory: 2 x DIMM slots which supports a maximum of 32GB single-channel DDR3
  • Ports: HDMI, DVI-D, D-Sub (for VGA output), four USB 3.0, and eight USB 2.0
  • Ethernet: 8111GR Realtek Gigabit LAN
  • Audio: 8-channel Realtek ALC887
  • Others: Two 6Gbit/s SATA connector
Asus AM1I-A Series
  • Supported CPU: AMD Athlon and AMD Sempron (for AM1 socket)
  • Memory: 2 x DIMM slots which supports a maximum of 32GB single-channel DDR
  • Ports: HDMI, DVI-D, D-Sub (for VGA output), two USB 3.0, and eight USB 2.0
  • Ethernet: 8111GR Realtek Gigabit LAN
  • Audio: 8-channel Realtek ALC887
  • Others: Two 6Gbit/s SATA connector
Both of these models are almost similar except for the number of USB 3.0 ports and Micro ATX sizes. And in addition, these motherboards are also equipped with Asus 5X Protection and DIGI+ technology for additional efficiency of operation. It is also added with VRM Voltage Regulator Module for uniform supply management.

And before I can forget, the two motherboards are exclusively designed to support AMD processors as well for some Intel quad-core microchips.

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