Part of the Performance series of motherboards, the A9DA-S offers enhanced connectivity and entertainment capability, backed-up by high-performance features and components. Based on the AMD® 890GX and SB850 chipset with an advanced DirectX 10.1 graphics engine with AMD UVD 2.0 technology. UVD supports Blue-Ray and HD-DVD content, whilst offloading power and processor-intensive video decoding from the CPU to the graphics core. Side port memory is supported and does increase performance a good deal. Supporting AMD the latest Phenom™II processors with HT3.0 technology. Supports Dual DDR3 1600MHz(overclocking) memory for better overall system performance.2* PCIe Gen2.0 x16 slots are provided, enabling support for ATI CrossFireX™ technology and ATI™ Hybrid graphics technology - which boosts your system performance by enabling the ability for both discrete graphics and integrated graphics to render simultaneously. The A9DA-S is designed for supporting Foxconn unique green (GSM & GOD) technology.
Supports socket AM3 with HyperTransport™ 3.0 interface Designed to support the latest AMD Phenom™ II processors
HyperTransport™ 3.0 technology provides incredible system agility for improved 3D graphics performance. HT3.0 provides an aggregate bandwidth of 41.6GB/s which means much greater data transfer capability between CPU and system.
Serial ATA(SATA)/RAID SATAIII 5 + eSATA 1 w / RAID 0, 1, 10, 5
Audio 7.1 channel HD Audio
LAN Gigabit LAN
IEEE1394 IEEE1394a 2
Back Panel I/O Ports 1 x PS/2 keyboard port 1 x IEEE1394a port 1 x VGA port 1 x HDMI port 1 x DVI-D port 1 x Audio jack supports 6 jacks 6 x USB 2.0 ports 1 x RJ45 LAN port 1 x S/PDIF OUT port
Internal I/O Connectors 1 x ATX 24-Pin power connector 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector 3 x 4-pin CPU / System / NB FAN connectors 1 x CD-in connector 1 x Front Audio Header 1 x COM header 1 x Speaker 4 x USB 2.0 headers support additional 8 ports 2 x onboard Power-on/Rest buttons 5 x Serial ATAIII connectors 1 x eSATA connector 1 x Front Panel header 1 x IEEE1394a connector
BIOS Features 16Mb flash EEPROM w/ LAN boot PnP, ACPI, WfM, DMI
Support CD Drivers, DirectX10.1, Adobe Reader, SuperUtilities, Norton Internet Security