CPU, Chipset and Graphics Features
ASUS Absolute Pitch Hi-Fi
Absolute Pitch delivers a vivid audio experience that is guaranteed to please listeners who appreciate good aural reproduction. The solution gets its name from “Perfect Pitch” which is the ability of reproducing a perfect, flawless note without help from external reference sources. Likewise, the Absolute Pitch series recreates a clear, precise, and non-distorted sound for an exceptional listening experience. It represents ASUS’ pursuit of delivering peak audio output with real sound and heightened dynamism. Both amateurs and professionals alike can enjoy the enhanced clarity in music-playback and exciting HD movie sound. With Absolute Sound, get ready to be overwhelmed by an amazingly live performance!
Lossless Blu-ray Audio, Supports 192kHz/ 24-bit
ASUS BD 192/24 delivers 192kHz/ 24-bit Hi-Fi Blu-ray lossless and extreme fidelity sound. Experience true Blu-ray audio technology in a home theater PC setup when playing Blu-ray Disc content.
Independent Audio Power
Enhanced Audio Clarity with Low Electronic Noise!
Power is a key factor affecting audio quality. Professional AV equipment usually isolates power supply for different channels or analog and digital signals for high-quality sound reproduction. Equipped with the revolutionary ASUS Absolute Pitch Hi-Fi technology, the ASUS HTPC motherboard series utilizes audio components with independent power connector for purer sounds and a significant reduction in electronic noise.
Be Overwhelmed by the Prodigious 10-channel Experience on a PC!
The critically acclaimed ENVY HD provides a professional, high-end audio experience that is highly regarded by discerning audio fans. With ASUS introducing the ENVY HD to its motherboards, the professional surround sound and rich acoustic experience is now available to the PC user. Enjoy prodigious 10-channel High Definition audio with a fine-textured graphical user interface.
Gold-plated RCA Connector
Direct Plug and Play with Home Theater Equipment
Gold-plated RCA stereo audio connectors, which are compatible with high-end amplifiers, makes it simple to link PCs to home theater equipment. Additionally, the connector´s gold-plated shielding maximizes conductivity and signal transmission while enhancing durability!
DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC
Enjoy a Real Home Theater Experience
DTS UltraPC Surround Sound delivers an exceptional surround sound experience even with common PC audio tools such as existing stereo speakers or headphones. Besides experiencing virtual surround sound, you can also enjoy stronger low frequency bass sounds with “Bass Enhancement”, and clearer human speech even with loud background sounds with “Voice Clarification”. Thus these technologies provide an enhanced home-theatre audio experience with minimal effort. Simply plug in two stereo speakers or a pair of headphones to experience high-definition surround sounds featuring center and rear channels just like in the cinemas--wherever you are!
Cooling Solution that is Both Stylish and Effective
The uniquely-styled heatsink is modelled after the bars of a sound wave graphical equalizer - symbolic of the motherboard´s emphasis on audio supremacy. Featuring a 0-dB thermal solution that delivers a noiseless PC environment, it provides users with extremely silent cooling with an elegant appearance!
0 to Internet in Seconds!
Express Gate™ is an ASUS exclusive OS that provides you with quick access to the Internet and key applications before entering Windows®.
ASUS EZ DIY
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
EZ Flash 2
EZ Flash 2 is a user-friendly BIOS update utility. Simply launch this tool and update BIOS from a USB flash disk before entering the OS. You can update your BIOS only in a few clicks without preparing an additional floppy diskette or using an OS-based flash utility.
CrashFree BIOS 3
Simply restore corrupted BIOS data from USB flash disk
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 allows users to restore corrupted BIOS data from a USB flash disk containing the BIOS file. This utility saves users the cost and hassle of buying a replacement BIOS chip.
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.