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    P5Q3

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    The balance between better performance & superior overclocking capability

    • Intel® P45 chipset
    • Intel® Core™2 Extreme/Core™2 Quad/ Core™2 Duo/Pentium® dual-core/Celeron® dual-core /Celeron® Processors
    • ASUS EPU-6 Engine(Energy Processing Unit)
    • ASUS Express Gate
    • ASUS 8-phase Power Design
    • ASUS Drive Xpert
    • VRD11.1 CPU support *
      (* Please refer to “CPU support list” for detail.)
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      CPU, Chipset and Graphics features

      LGA775 Intel® Core™2 Processor Ready

      This motherboard supports the latest Intel® Core™2 processors in LGA775 package. It also can support Intel® 45nm Multi-Core CPU. With new Intel® Core™ microarchitecture technology and 1600/1333/1066/800MHz FSB, Intel® Core™2 processor is one of the most powerful and energy efficient CPU in the world.

      *This motherboard is designed with VRD11.1 power phase, and cannot be compatible with VRD10 designed CPU. Please refer to “CPU support list” for detail.

      AMD CrossFire Technology

      AMD´s CrossFire boosts image quality along with rendering speed, eliminating the need to scale down screen resolutions to get the high image quality you want. CrossFire ignites with the higher antialiasing, anisotropic filtering, shading, and texture settings you desire. Adjust your display configurations, experiment with your advanced 3D settings, and check the effect with a real-time 3D-rendered preview within AMD´s Catalyst™ Control Center to rule your CrossFire system.

      PCIe 2.0

      Double Speed; Double Bandwidth & Triple Performance
      This motherboard supports the latest PCIe 2.0 devices for double speed and bandwidth which enhances system performance.

      Memory Features

      Dual-Channel DDR3 1800(O.C.)

      The motherboard supports DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates of 1800(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066 MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest operation system, 3D graphics, multimedia, and Internet applications. The dual-channel DDR3 architecture doubles the bandwidth of your system memory to boost system performance. Furthermore, the supply voltage for the memory is reduced from 1.8 V for DDR2 to just 1.5 V for DDR3. This voltage reduction limits the power consumption and heat generation of DDR3 which makes it an ideal memory solution.

      ASUS Power Saving Solution

      ASUS EPU-6 Engine

      System Level Energy Saving
      The new ASUS EPU - the world´s first power saving engine, has been upgraded to a new 6 engine version, which provides total system power savings by detecting current PC loadings and intelligently moderating power in real-time. With auto phase switching for components (which includes the CPU, VGA card, memory, chipset, hard drives and CPU cooler/system fans), the EPU automatically provides the most appropriate power usage via intelligent acceleration and overclocking - helping save power and money.


      AI Nap

      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.

      ASUS Exclusive Features

      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 8-Phase Power Design

      Longer Life, & Higher Efficiency!
      With power efficiency so important to operating temperatures, ASUS 8-phase VRM design leads the industry with its 95% power efficiency. High quality power components such as low MOSFETs for minimum switching loss & lower temperatures, Ferrite core chokes with lower hysteresis loss, and high quality Japanese-made conductive polymer capacitors all add up to ensure longer component life and lower power loss - creating more energy efficiency.


      100% High-quality Japan-made Conductive Polymer Capacitors!

      This motherboard uses all high-quality Japan-made conductive polymer capacitors onboard for durability, improved lifespan, and enhanced thermal capacity.


      ASUS EZ DIY

      Drive Xpert

      Plug & Safe!
      Without drivers or BIOS setups, the ASUS exclusive Drive Xpert is ideal for anyone who needs to secure data on their hard drives or enhance hard drive performances without the hassles of complicated configurations. With Drive Xpert´s user-friendly graphical user interface, users can easily arrange hard drive backups or enhance their hard drive transfer rates - making sure that data is looked after every moment, every day.


      ASUS Q-Connector

      Make connection quick and accurate!
      The ASUS Q-Connector allows you to connect or disconnect chassis front panel cables in one easy step with one complete module. This unique adapter eliminates the trouble of plugging in one cable at a time, making connection quick and accurate.

      EZ-Flash 2

      Simply update BIOS from a USB flash disk before entering the OS
      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.

      Precision Tweaker 2

      Super-fine Adjustments to Help Create a Brand New O.C Record!
      Allows the user to adjust the NB Voltage, FSB termination Voltage, CPU PLL Voltage and the DRAM Voltage in 0.02v steps to finetune voltages to achieve the most precise setting for the ultimate customized overclocking configuration.

      Fan Xpert

      Active Quiet & Cool
      ASUS Fan Xpert intelligently allows users to adjust both the CPU and chassis fan speed according to different ambient temperature , which is caused by different climate conditions in different geographic regions and system loading.Built-in variety of useful profiles offer flexible controls of fan speed to achieve a quiet and cool environment.

      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).

      AI Direct Link

      Lightning Fast Data Linkage between Your PC & Laptop
      AI Direct Link can easily and efficiently transfer large amounts of data via the network cable - saving up to 70% of the total time taken. With AI Direct Link, it becomes easy to backup or share large data files like movies or other media content.

      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.

      O.C. Profile

      Conveniently store or load multiple BIOS settings
      Freely share and distribute favorite overclocking 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 overclocking settings.

      Industry Standard

      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.

      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 Crystal Sound

      Noise Filtering

      Eliminate background noise while recording
      This feature detects repetitive and stationary noises like computer fans, air conditioners, and other background noises then eliminates it in the incoming audio stream while recording.

      RoHS

      GreenASUS

      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