What is T-Topology?
Imprving a motherboard and adding new innovations to it isn't easy at all. It takes a substatial amount of time for developers to implement new designs. In the case of T-Topology ASUS engineers have been working for more than a year until they were finally able to release products which incorporate this new feature. According to the manufactuere the big advancement should be higher overclocking capabilities as well as improved compatibility.
Since summer last year ASUS engineers have been working on T-Topology for DDR3 on AMD motherboards. The basic idea behind was to create shorter communication ways between CPU and memory. Reaching the last of four DIMMs in a setup has the consequence that a signal has to be routed through all three DIMM which are in front of the fourth and afterwards it has to be routed back to the CPU the same way. Therefore it takes more time to receive data from that last DIMM than from the first DIMM.
In this case you can keep a rather simple equation in mind: Time = Distance / Speed
Page 1 - Introduction
Page 2 - What is T-Topology?
Page 3 - What's the benefit from T-Topology?
Page 4 - What about overclocking?