Dual channel DDR3 1600 O.C.
DDR3 1600(O.C.) memory provides great performance for 3D graphics and other memory demanding applications on next generation memory technology.
PCI Express Architecture
PCI Express is the latest I/O interconnect technology that will replace the existing PCI. With a bus bandwidth 2 times higher than that of AGP 8X interface, PCI Express x8 bus performs much better in applications such as 3D gaming.
This motherboard supports next-generation SATA hard drives based on the new SATA 3Gb/s storage specification.
High Definition Audio
Enjoy high-quality sound system on your PC! The onboard 8-channel HD audio (High Definition Audio, previously codenamed Azalia) CODEC enables high-quality audio output, jack-detect feature automatically.
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 signal quality.
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 Turbo Key allows the user to turn the PC power button into a physical overclocking button. After the easy setup, Turbo Key can boost performances without interrupting ongoing work or games - with just one touch!!
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!
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.
This capability ensures rapid transfer of data from WAN to LAN without any added arbitration or latency.
ASUS Q-Fan technology intelligently adjusts CPU fan speeds according to system loading to ensure quiet, cool and efficient operation.
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 3
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.
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.
You can convert your favorite photo into a 256-color boot logo for a more colorful and vivid image on your screen.
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 >
Intel® Socket 775 Core™2 Quad/Core™2 Extreme/Core™2 Duo/Pentium® dual-core/Celeron® dual-core
Support Intel® 45nm Multi-Core CPU
Intel® P43 / Intel ICH10
- Front Side Bus
4 x240-pin DIMM, Max. 16 GB, DDR3 1600(O.C.)/1333/1066/800 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel memory architecture
* Supports one DIMM per channel only when overclocking to 1600MHz.
- Expansion Slots
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
2 x PCIe x1
3 x PCI
6 xSATA 3 Gb/s ports
JMicron® JMB368 PATA controller
1 xUltraDMA 133/100/66
Atheros L1E Gb LAN
ALC887 High Definition Audio 8-Channel CODEC
Audio Jack-detect/Multi-Streaming Technology
Support S/PDIF output
12 USB 2.0/1.1 ports
- Special Features
ASUS Express Gate
ASUS EZ Flash2
- Back Panel I/O Ports
1 x Parallel port
1 x LAN(RJ45) port(s)
6 x USB 2.0/1.1
1 x COM port
1 x S/PDIF Out (Optical)
8 -Channel Audio I/O
1 x PS/2 KB/MS
- Internal I/O Connectors
3 x USB connectors support additional 6 USB 2.0 ports
1 x IDE connector
6 x SATA connectors
1 x S/PDIF Out connector
1 x System Panel connector
1 x Front Panel Audio connector
1 x CPU/ 1 x Chassis fan connectors
1 x CD audio in connector
1 x 24-pin EPS12V Power connector
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector
8 Mb Flash ROM AMI BIOS, Special H/W write protection, PnP, DMI v2.0, WfM2.0, SMBIOS v2.5, ACPI v2.0a
WOL by PME,WOR by PME,WOR by Ring
1 x I/O Shield
1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 cable
2 x SATA cable(s)
- Support Disc
ASUS PC Probe II
ASUS LiveUpdate Utility
- Form Factor
ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 8.8 inch ( 30.5 cm x 22.4 cm )