ASUS Utilizes New Processors and Built-in Parallel Computing Support to Deliver Incredible Performance

    New Features of ASUS P7P55 WS SuperComputer Motherboard Deliver Stunning Graphics and Provide More Scalability

    Taipei, Taiwan, September 8, 2009 – ASUS, the leading provider of innovative motherboard solutions, today unveiled the ASUS P7P55 WS SuperComputer motherboard. Built around the Intel® P55 Express chipset, it features the new LGA1156 socket for next-generation Intel® Core i5 processors and DDR3-2133 (O.C.) memory for outstanding yet cost-effective performance. To enable multiple-GPU rendering, the motherboard supports both 3-way and 2-way graphics card configurations based on SLI or CrossFireX technology. Additionally, it leverages the NVIDIA® CUDA™ parallel computing architecture to support three NVIDIA Tesla cards and one NVIDIA Quadro card for 250* times more computing power.

    Stunning Graphics with Flexible Multi-GPU Capabilities Powered by SLI or CrossFireX™ Technology

    The ASUS P7P55 WS SuperComputer motherboard provides incredible graphics flexibility by supporting either 3-way or 2-way multi-GPU solutions via both SLI and CrossFireX technology. Users can install up to three SLI-capable GeForce® graphics cards at x16, x8, and x8 connection speeds, or two graphics cards at true x16 connection speeds. Alternatively, users can also use CrossFireX for a multi-GPU setup. These flexible options give users incredible graphics performance and enhanced scalability from a single motherboard platform.

    Massive Computing Power with CUDA Parallel Processing

    With NVIDIA Tesla GPU support, the ASUS P7P55 WS SuperComputer provides the foundation for users to build a cost-effective personal supercomputer. The system leverages the NVIDIA CUDA parallel computing architecture for a massive performance boost from four graphic cards: three NVIDIA Tesla cards and one NVIDIA Quadro card. This generates four teraflops of computing power—250 times of a standard PC—from 960 parallel processing cores. Thus, the P7P55 WS SuperComputer is suited for virtualization and heavy workload computing in the life sciences, engineering, financial modeling, and electronic design automation fields.

    Extra Performance Boost with TurboV EVO-enhanced Overclocking

    With ASUS TurboV EVO—a user-friendly hardware utility—both novice and hardcore overclockers can easily unleash the full potential of the CPU. Only a few easy adjustments are required to increase performance. Additionally, the TurboV Easy mode automatically optimizes voltage settings for users to achieve the most extreme yet stable performance gains. Features such as Auto Tuning also accelerates CPU speeds by up to 22.2% and memory access rates by up to 14.8%—with just a button press and no additional investments.

    Optimized Efficiency with Xtreme Phase and T.Probe Technology

    With unique ASUS Hybrid Phase technology—comprising Xtreme Phase power delivery and dynamic T.Probe phase balancing—the P7P55 WS SuperComputer motherboard gives users a stable and ultra-cool platform to run extreme workloads. Xtreme Phase features auto-frequency switching and breakthrough 16+3 power management with independent VRM for enhanced power efficiency and phenomenal heat dissipation, while the intelligent T.Probe microchip detects and actively balances phase temperatures around the active core—for the ultimate in cool operations.

    Improved Memory Compatibility with MemOK!

    The MemOK! microchip eliminates possible memory issues by improving compatibility with different memory. To ensure a smooth bootup, users simply press an easy-to-access button whenever an indicator alerts them of an incompatible memory installation. This initiates the loading of safe settings that facilitates bootup with basic functionality.

    Hybrid OS for Rapid Online Access and Windows® 7 Support

    The P7P55 WS SuperComputer features Hybrid OS which comprises ASUS Express Gate and Microsoft Windows. Express Gate integrates with Internet utilities, serving as a one-stop gateway to online applications. Users can Skype™, play online interactive games, view photos or instant message their friends from a single platform and rapidly get online within 5 seconds** after boot up. Express Gate also supports 14 languages for better usability. The P7P55 WS SuperComputer also comes with Windows® 7-compatible drivers for an easy Windows® 7 upgrade.

    Specifications
    CPU Intel® Socket 1156 Core™ i7 Processor/Core™ i5 Processor
    Xeon 3400 series server processor
    Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
    Chipset Intel® P55 Express Chipset
    Nvidia NF200*1
    Memory 4 x DIMM, Max. 16 GB, DDR3 2133(O.C.)*/1600/1333/1066 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory
    Dual Channel memory architecture
    Support Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)

    *Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs. Some hyper DIMMs only support one DIMM per channel. Please refer to Memory QVL for details.
    **Refer to www.asus.com or this user manual for the Memory QVL(Qualified Vendors Lists).
    Expansion Slots 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (@ x16 or x8)
    2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (@ x8)
    1 x PCIe x16 (@ x4 )
    1 x PCIe x1 (@ x1)
    1 x PCI
    Multi-GPU Support Supports NVIDIA® Geforce 3 way/2 way SLI™ techonology
    Supports ATI® CrossFireX™ technology, up to Quad CrossFireX™
    Storage Intel® P55 Express Chipset built-in
    6 xSATA 3.0 Gb/s ports
    Intel® Matrix Storage Support RAID 0,1,5,10
    LAN 2 x Realtek 81112L Dual Gb LAN
    - Support teaming function
    Audio ALC1200-GR 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
    Multi-Streaming
    Jack-Sensing
    Front Panel Jack-Retasking
    Coaxial / Optical S/PDIF out ports at back I/O
    ASUS Noise-Filer
    IEEE 1394 VIA VT6308S controller supports 2 x 1394a ports
    USB 14 USB 2.0/1.1 ports
    ASUS Unique Features ASUS Hybrid Processor - TurboV EVO
    - Auto Tuning, TurboV
    ASUS 24 Hybrid Phase Design*
    - T.Probe Technology for Active Cooling
    - 16+3 Phase Power Design
    *24 Hybrid Phase = 16+3 Phase x T.Probe
    ASUS Hybrid OS - Express Gate
    ASUS Exclusive Features
    - MemOK!
    - ASUS EPU
    ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution
    - ASUS Fanless Design: Heat-pipe solution
    - ASUS Fanless Design: Stack Cool 2
    - ASUS Fan Xpert
    ASUS Crystal Sound
    - ASUS Noise Filter
    ASUS EZ DIY
    - ASUS Q-Shield
    - ASUS Q-Connector
    - ASUS O.C. Profile
    - ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
    - ASUS EZ Flash 2
    - ASUS MyLogo 2
    - Multi-language BIOS
    ASUS Q-Design
    - ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
    - ASUS Q-DIMM
    ASUS Workstation Special Features 5 PCIe x 16 slots
    G.P. Diagnosis Card bundled
    ASUS SASsaby-M/SASsaby Cards support
    ASUS WS Diag. LED
    ASUS WS Heartbeat
    Overclocking Features Precision Tweaker 2
    - vCore: Adjustable CPU voltage at 0.00625V increment
    - vIMC: Adjustable IMC voltage at 0.00625V increment
    - vDRAM Bus: 81-step DRAM voltage control
    - vPCH: 2-step chipset voltage control
    - vCPU_PLL: 4-step reference voltage control
    SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection)
    - PCI Express frequency tuning from 100MHz up to 200MHz at 1MHz increment
    - Internal Base Clock tuning from 80MHz up to 500MHz at 1MHz increment
    Overclocking Protection
    - ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
    Back Panel I/O Ports 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo port
    1 x S/PDIF Out (Coaxial + Optical)
    1 x IEEE 1394a
    2 x LAN(RJ45) port
    8 x USB 2.0/1.1
    8 -Channel Audio I/O
    Internal I/O Connectors 24-pin EATX Power connector
    8-pin EATX +12V Power connector
    CPU fan with PWM control
    Chassis fan1 with Q-fan control
    Chassis fan2 with Q-fan control
    Chassis fan3 with Q-fan control
    PWR fan
    CD audio in
    1 x COM port connector
    1 x USB connectors support additional 2 USB ports
    2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
    20-pin Panel connector
    1 x IEEE 1394a port
    TPM header
    S/PDIF Out header
    Front panel connector
    1x MemOK! buttom
    BIOS 16 Mb Flash ROM , AMI BIOS, Green, PnP, DMI v2.0, Wfm2.0, ACPI v2.0a, SMBIOS v 2.6
    Manageability WfM 2.0,DMI 2.0,WOL by PME,WOL/WOR by PME,WOR by PME,PXE
    Accessories 1 x 2-port USB and 1-port 1394a module
    ASUS Q-Shield
    1 x ASUS SLI bridge connector
    1 x ASUS 3 way SLI bridge board
    User's manual
    6 x SATA cable(s)
    1 x com port cable
    3 in 1 Q-connector
    1 x Diagnosis Card(Retail version only)
    Support Disc Drivers
    Anti-virus software (OEM version)
    ASUS Update
    ASUS Utilities
    Form Factor ATX Form Factor
    12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.5 cm )

    * Performance numbers are dependent on operating conditions.
    ** The actual boot time may vary according to configuration and model.

    Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.