|CPU, Chipset and Graphics Features|
| AMD® Socket AM2+ Phenom™ FX / Phenom™ / Athlon™ Support|
This motherboard supports AMD AMD® Socket AM2+ multi-core processors with unique L3 cache and delivers better overclocking capabilities with less power consumption. It features dual-channel DDR2 1066 memory support and accelerates data transfer rate up to 5200MT/s via HyperTransport™ 3.0 based system bus.
| AMD® Socket AM2 Athlon™/Sempron™ CPU Support|
This motherboard supports AMD® Socket AM2 Athlon™/Sempron™ processors. It features 2000/1600 MT/s HyperTransport™-based system bus, dual-channel un-buffered DDR2 800 memory support, and AMD® Cool 'n' Quiet™ Technology.
| Native DDR2 1066|
This motherboard supports native DDR2 1066. It provides faster data transfer rate and more bandwidth to increase memory data transfer rate and computing efficiency, enhancing system performance in 3D graphics and other memory demanding applications.
*DDR2 1066 is supported by some of the AM2+ CPUs only. Refer to www.asus.com for the supported CPU models.
| NVIDIA nForce® 780a SLI™|
NVIDIA nForce® 780a SLI™ media and communications processors (MCPs) are the foundation for the world’s ultimate gaming PC. Maximize your rig’s performance with 3-way SLI technology, achieve ultimate control with the real-time monitoring and tuning features of the first ESA certified platform, and experience spectacular DirectX® 10 gaming with the best platform for GeForce Graphic Processing Units (GPUs).
| HyperTransport 3.0 Support|
Latest System Bus Technology
Provides 2.6 times more bandwidth than HT1.0 that radically improves system efficiency for a smoother, faster computing environment.
3-Way SLI Provides Scalable Performance
NVIDIA 3-Way SLI™ (Scalable Link Interface) makes use of the PCI Express 2.0 bus architecture´s increased bandwidth and features intelligent hardware and software that allows three GPUs to efficiently work together to deliver earth-shattering, scalable performance. For some applications, this translates into nearly triple the performance!
| Hybrid SLI™|
Hybrid SLI™ technology is a unique hybrid multi-GPU technology. It includes two primary features: GeForce® Boost and HybridPower™. GeForce® Boost turbo-charges performance of discrete graphics cards when combined with the motherboard GPU. HybridPower™ unleashes graphics performance for demanding 3D applications and enables low-power operation for everyday computing needs.
* GeForce® Boost and HybridPower™ are on select GeForce® GPUs. Visit www.nvidia.com/hybridsli for more information.
| PCIe 2.0 support|
Double Speed; Double Bandwidth
This motherboard supports the latest PCIe 2.0 devices for double speed and bandwidth which enhances system performance.
Enjoy Full HD 1080p Multimedia Home-Theater Entertainment
High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is a set of digital video standards that delivers multi-channel audio and uncompressed digital video for full HD 1080p visuals through a single cable. Supporting HDCP copy protection such as HD DVD and Blu-ray Discs, HDMI provides you with the highest-quality home theater experience.
| HDMI/DVI/RGB Support|
Flexible graphics alternatives
With bundled HDMI to DVI conversion adapter, this motherboard can support both DVI and HDMI output. DVI (Digital Visual Interface) provides high quality visuals for digital display devices like LCD monitors. The interface of this motherboard supports digital HDMI/DVI and analog D-Sub standards.
Instant Internet Access without Entering Windows!
With only 5 seconds boot-up time, the ASUS Express Gate™ allows you to instantly surf the Internet without entering Windows or the Hard Disk. You can now enjoy Skype, IM, YouTube, webmail and internet file downloads and sharing whenever and wherever you want!
* File downloading and uploading on USB drives only.
** The actual boot time is subject to hardware configurations and product models
|ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution|
10°C Cooler! Revolutionary Memory Heat Pipe
The ASUS Cool Mempipe provides support for unparalleled memory performance via innovative thermal solutions. By lowering the memory and system temperatures, it provides a stable computing environment.
8+2 Phase Power Design
Longer Life & Higher Efficiency!
ASUS 8+2 Phase Power Design, with independent power to vital components, ultimately enhances memory performance and ensures quick response and stability of CPU under heavy loading or overclocking modes.
| Stack Cool 2|
Up to 20°C(68°F) Cooler
ASUS Stack Cool 2 is a fan-less and zero-noise cooling solution that lowers the temperature of critical heat generating components. The motherboard uses a special design on the printed circuit board (PCB) to dissipate heat these critical components generate.
| AI Gear 2|
Power Savings for Environment-Friendly Computing
AI Gear 2 allows you to choose from profiles to adjust CPU frequency and vCore voltage, minimizing system noise and saving CPU power consumption at most. You can real-time change the mode under operating system to suit your needs.
| AI Nap|
Minimize noise and power consumption when temporarily away!
With AI Nap, the system can continue running at minimum power and noise when you are temporarily away. To wake the system and return to the OS environment, simply click the mouse or press a key.
| NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology|
PureVideo HD technology is the combination of drivers and a dedicated video-processing core on NVIDIA GeForce GPUs that deliver superb video quality with minimal CPU usage and low power consumption.
|ASUS Crystal Sound|
AI Audio 2
Unique Home Theater Technology on Board!
It allows users to experience crisp, clear sounds by restoring and compensating for clarity and quality of compressed audio in all movies, music and games. It also provides users with stereo to multi-channel sound field expansion for realistic front and rear environments and virtualized surround sound for added vocal clarity when used in stereo speakers or headphones.
| Noise Filter|
Eliminate background noise while recording
This feature detects repetitive and stationary noises (non-voice signals) like computer fans, air conditioners, and other background noises then eliminates it in the incoming audio stream while recording.
|ASUS EZ DIY |
AI Booster 2
Easy and Accurate Overclocking
Overclocking has never been so fun with a user-friendly utility under Windows that provides accurate settings for the CPU, chipset and memory. Now it´s even easier to achieve astounding overclocking results without any hassles!
| ASUS Q-Shield|
Easy and Comfortable Installations
The specially designed ASUS Q-Shield does without the usual “fingers”—making it convenient and easy to install. With better electric conductivity, it ideally protects your motherboard against static electricity and shields it against Electronic Magnetic Interference (EMI).
| ASUS Q-Connector|
Make connection quick and accurate!
ASUS Q-Connector allows you to easily connect or disconnect the chassis front panel cables to the motherboard. This unique module eliminates the trouble of connecting the system panel cables one at a time and avoiding wrong cable connections
| ASUS O.C. Profile |
Conveniently store or load multiple BIOS settings
The motherboard features the ASUS O.C. Profile that allows users to conveniently store or load multiple BIOS settings. The BIOS settings can be stored in the CMOS or a separate file, giving users freedom to share and distribute their favorite settings.
| ASUS EZ Flash2 |
With ASUS EZ Flash, you can update BIOS before entering operating system. No more DOS-based flash utility and bootable diskette required.
|ASUS Overclocking Tools|
Precision Tweaker 2
Super-fine Adjustments for a Brand New O.C Record!
Allows the user to adjust the NB Voltage, DRAM Voltage, and the HT Bus Voltage in 0.02v steps to finetune voltages to achieve the most precise setting for the ultimate customized overclocking configuration.
|Other ASUS Features |
100% All High-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors
This motherboard uses all high-quality conductive polymer capacitors onboard for durability, improved lifespan, and enhanced thermal capacity.
Personalize your system with customizable boot logo You can convert your favorite photo into a 256-color boot logo for a more colorful and vivid image on your screen.
SATA on the Go
This motherboard supports the next-generation hard drives based on the Serial ATA (SATA) 3Gb/s storage specification, delivering enhanced scalability and doubling the bus bandwidth for high-speed data retrieval and saves. The external SATA port located at the back I/O provides smart setup and hot-plug functions. Easily backup photos, videos and other entertainment contents on external devices.
| IEEE 1394a interface|
IEEE 1394a interface provides high speed digital interface for audio/video appliances such as digital television, digital video camcorders, storage peripherals & other PC portable devices.
| High Definition Audio |
The onboard 6-channel High Definition audio CODEC enables high-quality Realtek audio CODEC, which automatically detects and identifies what types of peripherals are plugged into the audio I/O jacks and notifies users of inappropriate connection, meaning there will be no more confusion of Line-in, Line-out and Mic jacks.
| S/PDIF-out on Back I/O Port|
This motherboard provides convenient connectivity to external home theater audio systems via coaxial and optical S/PDIF-out (SONY-PHILIPS Digital Interface) jacks. It allows to transfer digital audio without converting to analog format and keeps the best
The motherboard and its packaging comply with the European Union´s Restriction on the use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS). This is in line with the ASUS vision of creating environment-friendly and recyclable products and packaging to safeguard consumers´ health while minimizing the impact on the environment.