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.and 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.