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    CPU : AMD Eight Core 4.0Ghz/4.2Ghz 16MB cache


    Motherboard : Military grade Motherboard with Aerospace-Grade CeraM!X cooling technology, AM3+) Military-Grade Motherboard with Aerospace-Grade CeraM!X Cooling Techology.

    • TUF CeraM!X Heatsink Coating Tech. – 50% Larger Area for Heat Dissipation with the Revolutionary Ceramics-coating Technology.
    • TUF Thermal Radar – Real Time Temp. Detection and Heat Removal
    • TUF Components [Alloy Choke, Cap. & MOSFET; Certified by Military-standard] – Certified for Tough Duty
    • New DIGI+ Power Control – All-New Digital Power Control for both CPU and DRAM
    • USB BIOS Flashback – Easy, Worry-free USB BIOS Flashback with Hardware-based Design
    • Remote GO! – One-stop PC Remote Control and Home Entertainment
    • Windows 8 Ready – Assured Compatibility

    TUF /t?f/, stands for The Ultimate Force. The TUF series delivers a “tough” image. With the unique design & high quality components (military-standard), TUF series is born for pursuing the preeminent stability, all-round compatibility, and extreme durability.
    CeraM!X – Heatsink Coating Tech. 50% Larger area for heat dissipation with the revolutionary ceramics-coating technology
    Innovative ceramics effectively conducts heat away from the system. It replaces traditional anti-oxidant to dissipate heat better with its microscopic irregular surface and enlarged area. Better cooling leads to overall improvement in system stability.

    F Thermal Radar
    Real Time Temp Detection and Heat Removal
    The TUF Thermal Radar monitors temps in critical parts of the motherboard in real time, automatically adjusting fan speeds to make sure the system maintains high stability without overheating. It consists of multiple sensors for various components on the motherboard, giving users the ability to monitor each area, while increasing options for fan control housed inside the chassis. The Thermal Radar automatically calculates ideal fan speeds based on different parameters selected by users for each component, keeping everything cooler and longer lasting.

    • CPU AMD AM3+ FXT/PhenomT II/AthlonT II/SempronT 100 Series Processors
      Supports AM3+ 32 nm CPU
      Supports CPU up to 8 cores
      Supports CPU up to 140 W
      AMD Cool ‘n’ QuietT Technology
    • Chipset
      AMD 990FX/SB950
    • Memory
      4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz ECC, Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
      Dual Channel Memory Architecture
      * Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
      * Due to OS limitation, when installing total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows? 32-bit operation system may only recognize less than 3GB. Install a 64-bit Windows? OS when you want to install 4GB or more memory on the motherboard.
      * Due to CPU spec., AMD 100 series CPUs support up to DDR3 1066MHz. With ASUS design, this motherboard can support up to DDR3 1333MHz.
    • System Bus Up to 5.2 GT/s HyperTransportT 3.0
    • Multi-GPU Support
      Supports NVIDIA? Quad-GPU SLIT Technology
      Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireXT Technology
    • Expansion Slots
      3 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (dual x16 or x16/x8/x8) *1
      1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black)
      1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
      1 x PCI
    • Storage AMD SB950 controller :
      6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), brown
      Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
      ASMedia? PCIe SATA controller :
      2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray
      2 x eSATA 6Gb/s port(s), red
    • LAN
      Realtek? 8111F, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
    • Audio Realtek? ALC892 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
      – Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
      Audio Feature :
      – Absolute Pitch 192kHz/ 24-bit True BD Lossless Sound
      – Blu-ray audio layer Content Protection
      – ASUS Noise Filter
      – Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
    • USB Ports
      ASMedia? USB 3.0 controller :
      2 x USB 3.0/2.0 port(s) (2 at mid-board)
      ASMedia? USB 3.0 controller :
      4 x USB 3.0/2.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue)
      AMD SB950 controller :
      12 x USB 2.0/1.1 port(s) (8 at back panel, , 4 at mid-board)
    • Special Features TUF ENGINE! Power Design :
      – 8 +2 Digital Phase Power Design
      – TUF Components (Alloy choke, Cap. & MOSFET; certified by military-standard)
      – ASUS DIGI+ Power Control Utility
      – E.S.P. : Efficient Switching Power Design
      Ultimate COOL! Thermal Solution :
      – TUF CeraM!X Heatsink Coating Tech.
      – TUF Thermal Radar
      ASUS Exclusive Features :
      – Remote GO!
      – USB BIOS Flashback
      – MemOK!
      – AI Suite II
      – Ai Charger+
      – Anti-Surge
      – ESD Guards
      – Front Panel USB 3.0 Support
      – ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
      – Network iControl
      – USB 3.0 Boost
      ASUS EZ DIY :
      – DirectKey
      – ASUS O.C. Profile
      – ASUS EZ Flash 2
      – ASUS MyLogo 2
      – Multi-language BIOS
      ASUS Q-Design :
      – ASUS Q-Shield
      – ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
      – ASUS Q-Slot
      – ASUS Q-DIMM
      – ASUS Q-Connector
    • Back I/O Ports 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
      2 x eSATA 6Gb/s
      1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
      4 x USB 3.0 (blue)
      8 x USB 2.0
      1 x Optical S/PDIF out
      6 x Audio jack(s)
      1 x USB BIOS Flashback Button(s)
    • Internal I/O Ports
      1 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.0 port(s) (19-pin, moss green)
      2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
      1 x TPM connector(s)
      1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
      8 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
      1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
      1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
      4 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (4 x 4 -pin)
      1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
      1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
      1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
      1 x Front panel connector(s)
      1 x System panel(s) (Q-Connector)
      1 x DirectKey Button(s)
      1 x DRCT header(s)
      1 x MemOK! button(s)
      1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
    • Accessories User’s manual
      ASUS Q-Shield
      4 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
      1 x SLI bridge(s)
      1 x Q-connector(s) (2 in 1)
      1 x TUF Certification card(s)
      1 x TUF 5 Year Warranty manual(s) (by region)
    • BIOS
      64 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI BIOS, PnP, SLP2.1, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 2.0a, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2, F12 PrintScreen, F3 Shortcut Function and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information
    • Manageability WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE
    • Support DiscDrivers
      Anti-virus software (OEM version)
      ASUS Update
      ASUS Utilities
    • Form Factor ATX Form Factor
      12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm ) Note *1: When running dual graphics cards, be sure to insert the card in the first and third PCIex16 slot to get the best performance.

    RAM : 4 x 4 GB RAM

    Video Card :

    Display Support 4 x Maximum Display Monitor(s) support
    Output 1 x HDMI (with 3D)
    1 x DisplayPort 1.2
    2 x Dual-Link DVI-D
    GPU 1030 MHz Core Clock
    28 nm Chip
    2816 x Stream Processors
    Video Memory 8192 MB Size
    512 -bit GDDR5
    5500 MHz Effective
    Dimension 305(L)X 114(W)X 47(H) mm Size.
    2.5 x slot
    Software Driver CD
    Accessory HDMI 1.4a high speed 1.8 meter cable(Full Retail SKU only)
    2 x 8 Pin to 6 Pin x2 Power adaptor


    HDMI (with 3D)Support for Deep Color, 7.1 High Bitrate Audio, and 3D Stereoscopic,  ensuring the highest quality Blu-ray and video experience possible from your PC.
    DisplayPort 1.2Doubling the effective bandwidth of previous DisplayPort implementations, DisplayPort 1.2 now includes support for Multi-Stream, allowing you to drive up to four separate monitors from a single DisplayPort 1.2 connector (requires DP1.2 monitors or Multi-Stream compatible hub), Stereoscopic 3D monitor support  and adds support for high quality, lossless, 7.1 channel audio formats.
    Dual-Link DVI-DEquipped with the most popular Dual Link DVI (Digital Visual Interface), this card is able to display ultra high resolutions of up to 2560 x 1600 at 60Hz.
    Advanced GDDR5 Memory TechnologyGDDR5 memory provides twice the bandwidth per pin of GDDR3 memory, delivering more speed and higher bandwidth.
    Black Diamond Choke & Full Solid Cap DesignChoke is an important component of the graphics card. By working with the component engineer, patent pending choke is 10% cooler and offers 25% more power efficiency than a normal choke. The graphics card will be more reliable and save energy.Improved reliability and better overclocking are possible by using only high-polymer, aluminum capacitors which posses far superior characteristics than regular aluminum capacitor for a longer product life. When operational temperatures drop by 20?C, the product life span is extended by a factor of ten, when the operational temperature increases by 20?C, the product life span only decreases by 10%.
    AMD HD3D TechnologyEnjoy the most immersive experience possible with full support for High Definition Stereoscopic 3D, a technique that presents 2D images (movies, games, photos) in a format that creates the illusion of three-dimensional depth when using compatible 3D displays / glasses / software.
    28 nm GCN (Graphic Core Next) ArchitectureThe new 28nm GCN Architecture’s more efficient process technology puts more transistors in less space, enabling a dramatic increase in processing power
    PCI Express 3.0PCI-Express 3.0 delivers double the bandwidth per lane of PCIe Gen 2 for faster GPU (GPU communication-up to 16GB/sec in each direction), maximizing the performance from your GPU when paired with the latest platforms.
    AMD Eyefinity 2.0The next generation of AMD Eyefinity technology is here, featuring all-new support for stereo 3D, universal bezel compensation and brand new display configurations. Face it: the best just got better: The enhancements for AMD Radeon HD7000 series include: Stereo 3D-multi-display stereoscopic 3D support via DisplayPort 16K X 16K maximum display group resolution-output up to 268 megapixels per GPU.
    *To support 3 displays, one of the monitors has to support DisplayPort
    **When running Microsoft Windows XP, Eyefinity technlogy supports a maximum of 2 displays.
    Discrete Digital Multi-Point AudioThe AMD Redeon HD 7900 Series is the first GPU that can simultaneously output multiple and discrete audio streams via HDMI and DisplayPort Output.
    UEFI BIOS support1) Pre-OS and network security: ready products equip the UEFI firmware that is digitally signed and approved by Microsoft for Secure Boot. With Windows 8’s secured boot architecture and its establishment of a root of trust, the customer is protected from malicious code executing in the boot path by ensuring that only signed, certified “known good” code and boot loaders can execute before the operating system itself loads.
    2) Faster boot and resume times: When compared to the legacy BIOS, systems with UEFI has a much faster boot and resume time to the OS.The ready products  are compatible with motherboards that comply with UEFI Specification 2.3.1 or after. It is also compatible with motherboards that do not have UEFI feature. Motherboards that contain earlier version of UEFI  must be updated to the latest version or have the UEFI option turned off, otherwise, the graphics card will boot in legacy mode, or in some cases, not boot at all. Please refer to your motherboard userguide for BIOS update instruction.
    Tri-X Cooling Technology
    Exclusive Triple fan design pushes out the heat more efficiently than standard dual fan.
    AMD TrueAudio Technology
    AMD CrossFireXT Multi-GPU Technology for R9 285/ R9 290 SeriesThe R9 285/ R9 290 Series has the ability to support AMD CrossFire Technology mode without the need for a hardware strap or “CrossFire ribbon”, while maintaining the same quality and performance that AMD CrossFire Technology is known to deliver.Triple or Quadruple gaming power with AMD CrossFireXT Multi-GPU Technology.AMD CrossFireX technology supports up to four graphics cards to be used in a single system.
    Temperature LED Indicator
    LED indicator allows you to monitor GPU Temperature in the easiest way.* The switching timing may be affected by your system temperature, tolerance is ?5?
    PCB Component heat spreaderAlong the edge of the card the PCB is extended and one of the copper layers left exposed. An additional heatsink mounted directly to this copper layer allows heat absorbed into the PCB from the GPU and other components to be transferred to the heatsink and cooled by the airflow. This feature alone can reduce core temperature by 2 degree C.
    Intelligent Fan Control(IFC)
    Shader Model 5.0Supports the latest Shader Model 5.0 feature set including VTF (Vertex Texture Fetch) which is a key feature used extensively in many of the games that ship today. Without support for this feature the game will fall back to a lesser shader path resulting in the loss of cool, lifelike effects made possible by Shader Model 5.0
    DirectX? 12The tessellation performance on AMD Radeon R7/ R9 series is up to 2X faster than the previous generation, and DirectCompute performance is also faster to accelerate advanced post-processing, filtering, and anti-aliasing techniques. Direct X12 games has never looked this good.* Based on preliminary DirectX 12 specifications as of July, 2014, AMD’s GCN-based products are expected to support DirectX 12 upon its release. The DirectX 12 specification and support for it are subject to change without notice.
    OpenGL 4.4OpenGL 4.4 improves the GPU efficiency by improving the shader process operation and capturing GPU tessellated geometry. The process of modifying an arbitrary subset of compress texture is also simplified. The memory management in handling shaders is more efficient as well.
    Dolby? TrueHD and DTSHD Master AudioT SupportSupport for copy protected, high bandwidth, 7.1 channel surround sound over HDMI. Get a fully immersive, high definition audio experience with the latest Blu-ray movies. (Requires a DVI to HDMI dongle on some models, an HD capable monitor and a Blu-ray drive)
    TriXX UtilityTriXX helps users to get the optimum performance from compatible graphics cards in any application by allowing them to monitor, tune and save different settings of key parameters for the card.
    Enhanced Unified Video Decoder 3 (UVD 3)Watch the hottest Blu-ray movies or other HD content at full 1080p (and beyond !) display resolution. Enjoy a feature rich video experience with enhanced Unified Video Decoder 3 (UVD 3), offloading the bulk of the video decoding tasks from the CPU to the GPU allowing for a cooler, quieter and more balanced system.
    AMD HD Media AcceleratorAMD HD Media Accelerator has been designed to help optimize and dramatically improve video playback on your computer by taking advantage of hardware video acceleration from your AMD Radeon GPU. With full 3D stereoscopic decode you can enjoy it all in 3D. AMD HD Media Accelerator speeds up the decode of one 1080p and one 1080i HD video streams simultaneously by hardware, and the new hardware encodes/transcoder processes your media content faster than ever!
    AMD PowerTune technology (with Boost)AMD PowerTune technology (with Boost) is a breakthrough technology that sets an entirely new direction for maximum performance at TDP. It allows the GPU to be designed with higher engine clock speeds which can be applied on the broad set of applications that have thermal headroom.
    In HD 7900 series, AMD PowerTune technology enables intelligent power monitoring to enable higher clock speeds and better performance in your favorite games
    Cutting-edge Quad HD display support (4K Support) [for Windows OS only]The display resolution on AMD Radeon HD7000 series is quadrupled to the resolution of 4KX2K( 4096X2160 ) from the outputs of DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI.
    Windows? 8/8.1 supportWHQL (Windows Hardware Quality Labs) Certified drivers and logos are available for SAPPHIRE  cards ensuring compatibility and reliability with Microsoft Windows 8/8.1.
    Dual BIOS ( Legacy and UEFI ) SupportThis product supports both Legacy and UEFI BIOS. By factory default, the card itself is under Legacy mode.
    By pressing the button with SAPPHIRE logo, UEFI mode will be easily enabled.Pros to enable UEFI mode:
    5000 Hours long life Capacitor
    AMD PowerTuneT Technology for R9 290 SeriesThe R9 290 Series now uses a completely dynamic engine clock, overdriving works by increasing the engine clock by a percentage.Fan speed slider is changed to a MAX Fan Speed control, which sets an upper limit on fan RPM, but otherwise allows the fan to be managed based on demand and graphics load.

    CPU Cooler :

    Premium Edition, a twin tower thermal radiator uses the latest in aerospace technology. By incorporating P.A.T.S (Physical Antioxidant Thermal Spraying) and C.P.S.C (Cold Plasma Spraying Coating) Technologies, PH-TC14PE delivers superior heat dissipations and heat transfers. Equipped with five 8mm heat-pipes and dual 140mm PH-F140 Premium fans, thermal conductivities are enhanced and opportunities for extreme overclocking are attainable.

    Greatly increase the cooling performance and reliability while deflecting other thermal radiation from other heat sources, such as the GPU, South Bridge, North Bridge, etc. P.A.T.S, ran at a long period, will display significantly better results in an enclosure, closed environment, than a tech station, open environment. In extreme conditions, PATS is able to withstand temperatures of up to 200 degrees Celcius. P.A.T.S is environmental friendly and non-toxic.
    A brand new technologic forming deposit that displaces heat onto corresponding metals at a quicker rate. With this technology, enhances thermal conductivity on the soldered surfaces of the heat-pipes through the copper deposits.
    Designed with dual tower radiators; has five ?8mm heat-pipes linearly aligned to ensure optimal cooling. This cooler is made to have the least amount of air and thermal resistance.
    Premium 140mm fans uses Updraft Floating Balance (U.F.B) bearing, nine Maelstrom Vortex Booster (M.V.B) blades, and Maelstrom Air-Fort Optimization (M.A.F.O) drive system to achieve massive airflow and perfect dynamic balance. to reduce noise level, the fan emits a low dBA with the support of the anti-acoustic rubber-pad and rubber-bar to help eliminate vibration.
    The SoliSku universal mounting kit provides an easy-to-install rotational backplate for Intel LGA 2011/1155/1156/11366/775. AMD FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2 ( stock backplate required ).
    The PH-NDC is a superb quality thermal compound for heatsinks. It is made of high-purity nano diamond like particles to improve the thermal conductance between components. The generated heat caused by the CPU will transfer to the heatsink, without reduction in efficiency and resistance.
    Heatsinks and Fans
    Intel Socket LGA 2011/115X/1366/775
    AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2 (stock back-plate required)
    Blue, White, Red, Orange, Black
    Copper (Base and Heat-pipes), Nickel Plated
    Aluminium (Cooling Fins/ Top Cover)
    Patented P.A.T.S (Physical Anti-Oxidant Thermal Shield)
    Patented C.P.S.C (Cold Plasma Spraying Coating) Technology
    Fan Model
    Premium Fan with PWM Adapter.
    Fan Size
    140 x 140 x 25mm (Dual Fans included)
    Fan Compatibilities
    140 x 140 x 25mm (3pcs) / 120 x 120 x 25mm (3pcs)
    (Third fan clips and accessories included)
    Bearing Type
    UFB (Updraft Floating Balance) Bearing
    Blade Geometry
    Nine White Colored Blades with MVB (Maelstrom Vortex Booster) Design
    1300 ? 10%
    Max Air Flow
    88.6 CFM
    Max Air Pressure
    1.37mm H2O
    Acoustical Noise
    19.6 dB (A)
    RPM with PWM Adapter
    700 – 1200 RPM ? 10%
    Max Air Flow with PWM
    45.1CFM – 78.1 CFM
    Max Air Pressure with PWM
    0.45 – 1.21mm H2O
    Acoustical Noise with PWM
    13.4 – 19 dB (A)
    Input Power
    Current (Ampere)
    Rate Voltage
    >150,000 hr.
    Heatsink Dimensions without Fan
    134 x 140 x 160mm (LxWxH)
    Heatsink Dimensions with Dual Fans
    159 x 140 x 171mm (LxWxH)
    Heatsink Weight without Fan
    Heatsink Weight with Fans
    1110 / 1250g (Single/Dual)
    Package Dimensions
    167 x 214 x 190mm (LxWxH)
    Scope of Delivery
    1x  Heatsink
    2x Premium Fan
    Fan Accessories
    6 x Rubber Bar, 12x Fan Clip Adaptor, 6x Fan Wire Clip, 16x Rubber Pad (pre-installed on fans)
    1x PWM External Adaptor (not included with 4-pin fans)
    SoliSku mounting Kits for Intel and AMD
    1x Y-Fan Splitter
    1x PH-NDC Thermal Compound

    Full Tower Case :

    Enclosure Type Full Tower Case
    Dimensions 237(W) x 551(H) x 569(D)mm
    Motherboard Compatibility Standard ATX / Mini-ITX / Micro ATX / BTX / E-ATX
    Power Supply Compatibility Standard ATX / ATX12V
    PCI/AGP Card Compatibility Full Size 360mm (14.1inch)
    Drive Bays 5.25″ 3
    3.5″ 7
    Hot-swap 3.5″/2.5″ HDD x 3EA
    Common Internal Bay 5.25″ / 3.5″ / 2.5″ x 1
    Top 120mm Fan Vent x 2 (2 Fan included)
    Rear 120mm Fan Vent x 1 (1 Fan included)
    Front 200mm LED Fan x 1 (1 Blue LED Fan included)
    Cooling Kit 120mm Additional Fan x 1 (1 Fan optional (Internal))
    Fan controller Simultaneously Control 2 Channels
    VGA Guide Yes
    Acrylic Side /Vent Yes
    I/O Ports Headphones x 1, Mic x 1, USB 2.0 x 2, USB 3.0 x 2,
    Temperature Display
    Acrylic Side Yes
    Expansion Card Slots 9 Slot

    Mouse :

      with true 400, 800, 1600 or 4000dpi
      with Easy-Aim + Easy-Wheel functions
      16.8 million colors + effects and game profile illumination
      for extended slip-free play
      for advanced customization + presets for games & apps
      with perfectly-balanced weight
      with lock-in incremental steps
      with soft-touch, ultra-comfort surface
      offering a robust, stylish connection
      for true competition gaming
      for a solid build and long life

    Keyboard :


      with 6 brightness levels
    • 3 Easy Shift[+]T Zones
      for easy key duplication
    • 36 easy-to-reach Macro Keys
      including 3 Thumbster keys
    • Macro Live! Recording
      with dedicated M-Rec button; 180+ macros in 5 profiles
      25+ assignable functions
    • Medium-height keys
      with an optimum keystroke & pressure point;
      advanced anti-ghosting; 1000Hz polling rate
      incl. Sound Feedback; Macro Presets for games,
      multimedia and office apps
    • Extra-large GRANULAR wrist rest
      with special surface texture
    • Integrated cable channels
      for better device organization
    • Non-slip base
      with lock-on keyboard feet
    • Ultra-fast profile switching
      5 Profile-Status LEDs


    DVD : 24x DVDRW

    HDD : SSD

    Achieve the ultimate read/write performance to maximize your everyday computing experience with Samsung’s TurboWrite technology. You not only obtain more than a 10% better user experience than 840 EVO but up to 1.9x faster random write speeds. The 850EVO delivers the top of its class performance in sequential read and write speeds. Plus, you also gain optimized random performance in all QD for client PC usage scenario.
    Samsung’s Magician software which provides rapid mode for 2x faster processing data speeds on a system level by utilizing unused PC memory (DRAM) as cache storage. The Magician increased the maximum memory usage in rapid mode. You also get a 2x performance boost in all random queue depth.
    The 850 EVO delivers significantly longer battery life on your notebook with a controller optimized for 3D V-NAND now enabling device sleep at a highly efficiency. The 850 EVO is now 25% more power efficient during write operations thanks to 3D V-NAND only consuming half the energy than that of planar 2D NAND.

    Product Features

    •  Optimize daily computing with TurboWrite technology for unrivaled read/write speeds
      Achieve the ultimate read/write performance to maximize your everyday computing experience with Samsung’s TurboWrite technology. You not only obtain more than a 10% better user experience than 840 EVO but up to 1.9x faster random write speeds. The 850EVO delivers the top of its class performance in sequential read and write speeds. Plus, you also gain optimized random performance in all QD for client PC usage scenario.
    •  Get into the fast lane with the improved rapid mode
      Samsung’s Magician software which provides rapid mode for 2x faster processing data speeds on a system level by utilizing unused PC memory (DRAM) as cache storage. The Magician increased the maximum memory usage in rapid mode. You also get a 2x performance boost in all random queue depth.
    •  Guaranteed endurance and reliability bolstered by 3D V-NAND technology
      The 850 EVO delivers guaranteed endurance and reliability. The 850 EVO through minimized performance degradation allows sustained performance improvements of up to 30% proving to be one of the most dependable storage devices.
    •  Compute longer with improved energy efficiency backed by 3D V-NAND
      The 850 EVO delivers significantly longer battery life on your notebook with a controller optimized for 3D V-NAND now enabling device sleep at a highly efficiency. The 850 EVO is now 25% more power efficient during write operations thanks to 3D V-NAND only consuming half the energy than that of planar 2D NAND.
    •  Secure valuable data through advanced – AES 256 encryption
      The 850 EVO comes fortified with the hardware-based full disk encryption engine. The AES 256 encryption-bit security technology secures data without any performance degradation and complies with TCG Opal 2.0.
    •  Protect against overheating with a highly responsive – Dynamic Thermal Guard
      The 850 EVO’s Dynamic Thermal Guard constantly monitors and maintains ideal temperatures for the drive to operate in optimal conditions for the integrity of your data. When temperatures rise above an optimal threshold, the Thermal Guard automatically throttles temperatures down protecting your data while maintaining responsiveness to ensure your computer is always safe from overheating.
    •  Acquire an integrated in-house solution consisting of top-quality components
      Samsung is the only SSD brand to design and manufacture all its components in-house allowing complete optimized integration. The result-enhanced performance, lower power consumption with DRAM cache memory and improved energy-efficiency with the MEX/MGX controller.

    Key features

    • Optimize daily computing with TurboWrite technology for unrivaled read/write speeds
    • Get into the fast lane with the improved rapid mode
    • Guaranteed endurance and reliability bolstered by 3D V-NAND technology
    • Compute longer with improved energy efficiency backed by 3D V-NAND
    • Secure valuable data through advanced – AES 256 encryption
    • Protect against overheating with a highly responsive – Dynamic Thermal Guard
    • Acquire an integrated in-house solution consisting of top-quality components