- Intel 945GZ chipset
    - Intel LGA775 Pentium CPU
    - Intel® Core™2 Duo Ready
    - Dual-Core CPU Support
    - Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator
    950 Graphics
    - Dual channel DDR2
      The most affordable all in one solution for Intel® Core™2 Processor

      P5GZ-MX with Intel 945GZ chipset inside supports Intel dual-core CPU and features 800MHz FSB (Due to chipset limitation, Intel® Core™ 2 processors can only run at a maximum speed of 800 MHZ FSB on this motherboard), PCI Express architecture, Serial ATA interface, high performance integrated graphics engine, dual-channel DDR2 memory, and HD Audio CODEC. It especially supports Intel EM64T and EIST technology, which provides you a 64-bit environment and an energy saving solution. P5GZ-MX is the most affordable all in one solution for Intel® Core™2 Processor with Intel 945GZ chipset inside.

      CPU and Chipsets features

      LGA775 Intel® Core™2 Processor Ready
      This motherboard supports the latest Intel® Core™2 processors in LGA775 package. With new Intel® Core™ microarchitecture technology and 800MHz*, Intel® Core™2 processor is one of the most powerful and energy efficient CPU in the world.

      *Due to chipset limitation, Intel® Core™ 2 processors can only run at a maximum speed of 800 MHZ FSB on this motherboard.

      Dual-Core CPU
      Enjoy the extraordinary CPU power from the latest dual-core CPU. The advanced processing technology contains two physical CPU cores with individually dedicated L2 cache to satisfy the rising demand for more powerful processing capability.

      Intel 945GZ chipset
      The Intel 945GZ graphics memory controller hub(GMCH) and the ICH7 I/O controller hub provide the vital interfaces for the motherboard. The GMCH features the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950, an integrated graphics engine for enhanced 3D, 2D, and video capabilities. The GMCH provides the interface for processor in the 775-land package with 800/533MHz FSB, dual channel DDR2 at speeds of up to 533MHz.

      Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950

      The new Intel Graphics engine has new capabilities that provide a significant increase in graphics performance. DirectX 9 hardware acceleration, 400MHz core clock, and up to 224MB of video memory all together provide a full-value, high performance graphic solution to you. Through a dual-independent display technology, different content can be displayed on each monitor or stretched across both displays for more workspace.

      Memory features

      Dual-Channel DDR2 533

      Dual-channel DDR2 technology doubles the bandwidth of your system memory and hence boost the system performance to out perform any memory existing solutions in the market.

      LAN Feature

      Marvell Gigabit LAN

      This motherboard comes with a Gigabit LAN controller to meet your growing networking needs. The controller provides faster data bandwidth for your Internet, LAN, and file sharing requirements.


      C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
      When the system hangs due to overclocking failure, there is no need to open the case to clear CMOS data. Just simply restart the system, the BIOS would show the previous setting and then users can amend the CPU setting again.

      CrashFree BIOS 2
      The CrashFree BIOS2 feature now includes the BIOS auto-recovery function in a support CD.
      Users can reboot their system through the support CD when a bootable disk is not available,
      and go through the simple BIOS auto-recovery process.
      ASUS motherboards now enable users to enjoy this protection feature without the need to pay for an optional ROM.

      EZ Flash
      With ASUS EZ Flash, you can update BIOS before entering operating system. No more DOS-based flash utility and bootable diskette required.

      Constant, high-pitched noise generated from heatsink fans are a thing of the past thanks to ASUS Q-Fan. This motherboard with Q-Fan technology intelligently adjusts fan speeds according to system loading to ensure quiet, cool and efficient operation.

      Interface Features

      PCI Express Architecture
      PCI Express is the latest I/O interconnect technology that will replace the existing PCI. PCI Express bus performs much better than AGP 8X in applications such as 3D gaming. PCI Express x1 also outperforms PCI interface with its exceptional high bandwidth up to 500MB/s. The high speed PCI Express interface creates new usages on desktop PCs e.g., Gigabit LAN, 1394b, and high-speed RAID systems.

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      Serial ATA 3Gb/s
      The 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.

      High Definition Audio
      Enjoy high-end sound system on your PC! The onboard 8-channel HD audio (High Definition Audio, previously codenamed Azalia) CODEC enables high-quality 192KHz/24-bit audio output, jack-sensing feature, retasking functions and multi-streaming technology that simultaneously sends different audio streams to different destinations. You can now talk to your partners on the headphone while playing a multi-channel network games. All of these are done on one computer.

      Max. 8 USB 2.0 ports supports
      USB 2.0 is the latest connectivity standard for next generation components and peripherals. Backwards compatible with current USB 1.1 peripherals, USB 2.0 delivers transfer speeds up to 40 times faster at 480Mb/s, for easy connectivity and ultra-fast data transfers.


      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.


      Model Number : N50 >
      • CPU
        Intel Socket 775 Core™2 Duo/Pentium® D/Pentium® 4/Celeron Processors
        Compatible with Intel® 05B/05A/06 processors
        Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ready
        * Refer to for Intel CPU support list
      • Chipset
        Intel 945GZ

      • Front Side Bus
        800/533/ MHz
      • Memory
        2 x DIMM, Max. 2 GB, DDR2 533/400/ Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory
        Dual Channel memory architecture
        *Refer to or user manual for Memory QVL (Qualify Vendor List)
      • Expansion Slots
        1 x PCIe x16 @ x4 speed
        1 x PCIe x1
        2 x PCI 2.2
      • VGA
        Discrete Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
        Supports RGB with max. resolution 2048 x 1536 @75Hz

        Max. Vertical Refresh Rate 1920x1440 @85Hz
      • Storage
        1 xUltraDMA 100/66/33
        4 xSATA 3 Gb/s ports
      • LAN
        Marvell 88E8001 PCI Gigabit/ LAN controller support AI NET2
      • Audio
        Realtek ALC883, 6 -Channel High-Definition Audio CODEC
      • USB
        8 USB 2.0 ports (4 ports at mid-board, 4 ports at back panel)
      • Special Features
        ASUS MyLogo
        ASUS EZ Flash
        ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2
        ASUS AI NET 2
        ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
        ASUS Q-Fan
      • Back Panel I/O Ports
        1 x Parallel
        1 x VGA
        1 x PS/2 Keyboard
        1 x PS/2 Mouse
        1 x Serial port
        1 x LAN(RJ45) port
        4 x USB 2.0/1.1
        6 -Channel Audio I/O
      • Internal I/O Connectors
        2 x USB connectors support additional 4 USB ports
        1 x Floppy disk drive connector
        1 x IDE connector
        4 x SATA connectors
        1 x CPU Fan connector
        1 x Chassis Fan connector
        1 x S/PDIF Out connector
        1 x4-pin ATX 12V Power connector
        24 -pin ATX Power connector
        Front panel audio connector
        Chassis Intrusion connector
        CD/AUX audio in
        System Panel Connector
      • BIOS
        4 Mb Flash ROM
        DMI 2.0
        AMI BIOS
        WfM 2.0
        SM BIOS 2.3
      • Manageability
        WfM 2.0,DMI 2.0,WOL by PME,WOR by PME,PXE,
      • Accessories
        User's manual
        x UltraDMA 133/100/66 cables
        x Floppy disk drive cables
        x SATA cables
        SATA power cables
        I/O Shield
      • Support Disc
        ASUS PC Probe II
        Anti-virus software (OEM version)
        ASUS Update
      • Form Factor
        uATX Form Factor
        9.6inchx8.inch ( 24.5cm x20.3cm )