Asus Lists 990FX Motherboards with FX-9000 CPU Support
Asus has listed which of its motherboards support AMD’s FX-9000 series CPUs.
Earlier, when the FX-9000 series of CPUs from AMD was released, they
were released to OEMs only. The reason for this was because the CPUs had
such high TDPs, so various manufacturers still had to test the units in
their motherboards to confirm support. Later though, the CPU also
became available through retail channels and can be purchased
Of course, to make a name for themselves, manufacturers (such as
Asus) list the names of their motherboards that support the CPUs. Asus
claims its Crosshair V Formula-Z, Sabertooth 990
FX R2.0, and M5A99FX Pro R2.0 motherboards support the FX-9000 series
CPUs. A BIOS update won’t even be required, though the motherboards do
all need to be of the second revision.
If you’re uncertain though, always be sure to look up CPU support on
the manufacturer’s website for your particular motherboard. Not only
this, but if you do intend on using an FX-9000 series CPU, AMD also
recommends the use of water cooling as well as a minimum of a 1200 W power supply, though the latter might be slight overkill.