HyperTransport 3.0 Support
HyperTransport™ 3.0 technology provides 2.6 times more bandwidth than HyperTransport™ 1.0, radically improving system efficiency to create a smoother, faster computing environment.
O.C. DDR2 1200
To attain top performance, ASUS engineers have successfully unleashed DDR2 1200(O.C.) MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest operation system, 3D graphics, multimedia, and Internet applications.
*Ensure that you download and update to the latest BIOS at www.asus.com and purchase the memory modules listed in the ASUS official memory Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL).
** We recommend that you install the DDR2 1200 memory modules on the yellow slots for better performance.
AMD Cool ´n´ Quiet! Technology
M4N78 supports AMD Cool ´n´ Quiet! Technology, which monitors system operation and automatically adjusts CPU voltage and frequency for a cool and quiet environment.
NVIDIA® GeForce™ 720D
NVIDIA nForce 720D supports HyperTransport™ 3.0 interface, PCI Express™ 2.0 bus architecture, Serial ATA 3 Gb/s devices and is optimized with AMD’s latest AM3 / AM2+ and multi-core CPUs to provide excellent system performance.
Serial ATA 3Gb/s
This motherboard supports next-generation SATA hard drives based on the new SATA 3Gb/s storage specification, allowing RAID 0, RAID 1,RAID 0+1,RAID 5 and JBOD configurations for five SATA connectors.
PCIe 2.0 support
This motherboard supports the latest PCIe 2.0 devices for double speed and bandwidth which enhances system performance.
ASUS Express Gate
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 EPU- 4 Engine
System Level Energy Saving
The ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit) provides total system power management by detecting current PC loadings and intelligently moderating power in real-time. It automatically provides the most appropriate power usage for the CPU, VGA card, hard drives, and CPU/chassis fans- helping save power and money!
ASUS EZ Flash2
Simply update BIOS from a USB flash disk before entering the OS
With ASUS EZ Flash, you can update BIOS before entering operating system. No more DOS-based flash utility and bootable diskette required.
ASUS CrashFree BIOS3
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.
ASUS Q-Fan technology intelligently adjusts CPU fan speeds according to system loading to ensure quiet, cool and efficient operation.
Minimize noise and power consumption when temporarily away!
With AI Nap, users can instantly snooze your PC without terminating the tasks. System will continue operating at minimum power and noise when user is temporarily away. It keeps downloading files or running applications in quietest state while you´re sleeping. Simply click keyboard or mouse, you can swiftly wake up the system in few seconds.
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.
Diagnose LAN connection before entering OS!
AI NET2 remotely detects cable connection the second you turn on the system, and any faulty connections are reported back up to 100 meters at 1 meter accuracy.
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AMD AM3/AM2+/AM2 ;Phenom™II /Athlon™II /Phenom™ / Athlon™ /Sempron™ Processors
AMD Cool 'n' Quiet™ Technology
Support CPU up to 125W
NVIDIA nForce 720D
- System Bus
Up to 5200 MT/s ; HyperTransport™ 3.0 interface for AM2+/AM3 CPU
2000 / 1600 MT/s for AM2 CPU
4 x DIMM, Max. 16 GB, DDR2 1200(O.C.)/1066*/800/667 ECC,Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel memory architecture
*Due to AMD CPU limitation, DDR2 1066 is supported by AM3 / AM2+ CPU for one DIMM per channel only.
*Refer to www.asus.com for the memory QVL (Qualified Vendors List)
- Expansion Slots
1 x PCIe x16
2 x PCIe x1
3 x PCI
1 xUltraDMA 133/100/66/33
5 xSATA 3 Gb/s ports
NVIDIA® MediaShield™ RAID Support RAID 0,1,0+1,5,JBOD
*Due to the Windows XP/ Vista limitation, the RAID array with the total capacity over 2TB cannot be set as a boot disk. A RAID array over 2TB can only be set as a data disk only. For more information, please refer to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946557/en-us
Realtek 8211CL PHY Gigabit LAN
ALC 887 8 -Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Optical S/PDIF out port at back I/O
- Support Jack Detection and Multi-streaming
12 USB 2.0 ports (6 ports at mid-board, 6 ports at back panel)
- ASUS Unique Features
- ASUS EPU- 4 Engine
- ASUS Express Gate:
- ASUS Q-Fan
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS MyLogo 2
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
- Overclocking Features
SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection)
- FSB tuning from 200MHz up to 550MHz at 1MHz increment
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
- Special Features
AI NET 2
- Back Panel I/O Ports
1 x Parallel
1 x External SATA
1 x S/PDIF Out
1 x LAN(RJ45) port
6 x USB 2.0/1.1
1 x COM port
8 -Channel Audio I/O
1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse port
- Internal I/O Connectors
3 x USB connectors (6 ports)
5 x SATA connectors
1 x CPU Fan connector
1 x Chassis Fan connector
1 x Power Fan connector
1 x Front panel audio connector
1 x S/PDIF Out connector
1 x CD audio in connector
1 x system panel connector
1 x 24-pin ATX Power connector
1 x 4-pin ATX +12V Power connector
8 Mb Flash ROM
AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.5, ACPI 2.0a
1 x UltraDMA 133/100 cable
1 x SATA cable
1x I/O shield
- Support Disc
ASUS PC Probe II
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
Express Gate Driver
- Form Factor
ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 8.2 inch ( 30.5 cm x 20.8 cm )