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    MAXIMUS II FORMULA

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    The exclusive gamer-oriented motherboard

    • Intel® Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Quad / Core™2 Duo Ready
    • Support Intel next generation 45nm Multi-Core CPU
    • Intel® P45/ICH10R
    • Dual-channel DDR2 1200/1066/800/667 Support
    • SupremeFX X-Fi 8-CH Audio
    • CPU Level Up
    • Pin Fin Thermal Module
    • Speeding HDD
    • VRD11.1 CPU support (backward support VRD10.X CPU)
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      CPU Features

      Intel® P45 Chipset

      This motherboard supports the latest Intel® Quad-core processors in LGA775 package. It´s excellent for multi-tasking, multi-media and enthusiastic gamers with 1600/1333 MHz FSB. Intel® Quad-core is one of the most powerful CPU in the world

      PCIe 2.0

      Double Speed; Double Bandwidth
      This motherboard supports the latest Intel® Quad-core processors in LGA775 package. It´s excellent for multi-tasking, multi-media and enthusiastic gamers with 1600/1333 MHz FSB. Intel® Quad-core is one of the most powerful CPU in the world

      LGA775 Intel® Core™2 Extreme/Core™2 Quad/Core™2 Duo Processor Ready

      The motherboard supports DDR2 memory that features data transfer rates of 1200/1066/800/667 MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest operation system, 3D graphics, multimedia, and Internet applications. The dual-channel DDR2 architecture doubles the bandwidth of your system memory to boost system performance, eliminating bottlenecks with peak bandwidths of up to 19.2GB/s.

      Graphics Technology

      ATI CrossFireX Technology

      ATI´s CrossFireX 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 ATI´s Catalyst™ Control Center to rule your CrossFireX system.

      Memory Feature

      Dual-Channel DDR2

      To attain top performance, ASUS engineers have successfully unleashed the true potential of DDR2 memory. While in DDR2 1200 mode, ASUS´s exclusive technology offers a choice of FSB 1200 - providing great performance for 3D graphics and other memory demanding applications.

      Performance with Reliability

      CPU Level Up

      A Simple click for instant upgrade
      Ever wish that you could have a more expansive CPU? Upgrade your CPU at no additional cost with ROG´s CPU Level Up! Simply pick the processor you wanted to OC to, and the motherboard will do the rest!
      See the new CPU speed and enjoy that performance instantly. Overclocking is never as easy as this.

      Speeding HDD

      Speeding HDD lets gamer experience almost twice the hard disks data accessing performance without complicated setting procedures! No more waiting for game loads, and get in the action faster!

      Pin Fin Thermal Module

      New Generation Heat-dissi+pating Design: Time to Cool Down
      Compare with traditional stacked-fin heatpipe solution, the new generation pin-fin thermal design result in better thermal performance, which enlarges the "heat-exchange" surface area surface and breaks the "Boundary-layer" phenomenon for effective airflow. The Pin-Fin Thermal Module is the most efficient thermal system there is on the motherboard.


      iROG

      The iROG enables ROG highlighted functions that gives users full disposal of the motherboard purely on a hardware level at any stage!

      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.

      Extreme Engine

      The Extreme Engine brings turbo-charged performance and stability to the motherboard, even during the most extreme overclocking quests. ASUS Extreme Engine balances the need for voltage and the desire for rock solid performance to bring the ultimate user experience.


      BIOS FlashBack

      Flashback act as a SaveGame function for BIOS management. Go back to any other BIOS version you like!

      Extreme Tweaker

      One stop performance tuning shop
      Extreme Tweakers is the one stop shop to fine-tune your system to optimal performance. No matter if you´re looking for frequency adjustment, over-voltage options, or memory timing settings, they´re all here!

      Voltiminder LED

      Friendly reminder on the intentional madness
      In the pursuit of extreme performance, overvoltage adjustment is critical but risky. Acting as the "red zone" of a tachometer, the Voltiminder LED displays the voltage status for CPU, NB, SB, and Memory in a intuitive color-coded fashion. The voltiminder LED allows quick voltage monitoring for overclockers.

      COP EX

      OC in confidence
      The COP EX allows overclockers to increase chipset voltages without the worries of overheating. It can also be used to monitor and save an overheating GPU. The COP EX allows more freedom and less constraint for maximum performance achievement.

      Loadline Calibration

      Maintaining ample voltage support for the CPU is critical during overclocking. The Loadline Calibration ensures stable and optimal CPU voltage under heavy loading. It helps overclockers enjoy the motherboard´s ultimate OC capabilities and benchmark scores.

      Sound with Clarity

      SupremeFX X-Fi

      SupremeFX X-Fi combines the technological quality design of SupremeFX and sound effect technology from Creative Labs to offer games exceptional game sound with absolute quality.


      EZ DIY

      LCD Poster

      Debug with Translation
      The new LCD Poster now posts critical POST information in an ever friendly and flexible external display. When system malfunction occurs, the LCD Poster automatically detects device failure and translates the errors on the LCD during POST. Unlike other competing 2 digit displays, users won´t need to read "gibberish" to find out what´s wrong.


      ASUS Q-Connector

      Make connections quick and accurate
      The 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.


      Onboard Switch

      No more shorting pins or moving jumpers
      With an easy press during overclock, this exclusive onboard switch allows gamer to effortlessly fine-tune the performance without having to short the pins or moving jumpers!


      Bundled Software

      3DMark® 06 Advanced Edition

      The Gamers´ Benchmark
      3DMark is the most popular and authoritative 3D benchmark application used by professionals around the world. The 3DMark06 is the latest version in the popular 3DMark series, including advanced SM2.0 and HDR/SM3.0 Shader graphics tests and now including single, multiple core and multiple processor CPU tests as part of the 3DMark score! The accurate performance and image quality diagnostic tool, designed for DirectX®9.0c, provides you with all the information you need to make all other competitors look bad.

      Kaspersky® Anti-Virus

      The best protection from viruses and spyware
      Kaspersky® Anti-Virus Personal offers premium antivirus protection for individual users and home offices. It is based on advanced antivirus technologies. The product incorporates the Kaspersky® Anti-Virus engine, which is renowned for malicious program detection rates that are among the industry´s highest.

      ASUS Unique Features

      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.

      ASUS O.C. Profile

      Professional grade OC instantly
      Overclock immediately with OC profile presets. Much more than simple frequency settings, this profile gives gamers comprehensive and detail tuning to frequency, voltages, and even timings to give you a real professional level of overclocking configuration!

      Noise Filter

      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.

      MyLogo3

      Personalize your system with customizable boot logo
      The ASUS MyLogo 3 is the new feature present in the motherboard that allows you to personalize and add style to your system with customizable and animated boot logos.

      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).

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      Stack Cool 2

      Effective Fanless Heat Dissipation at 0dB
      Stack Cool 2 is a fanless cooling solution offered exclusively by ASUS. It effectively and noiselessly transfers heat generated by the critical components to the other side of the specially designed PCB (printed circuit board) for effective heat dissipation - making temperatures cooler by up to 20°C.

      Dual Gigabit LAN

      The integrated dual Gigabit LAN design allows a PC to serve as a network gateway for managing traffic between two separate networks. This capability ensures rapid transfer of data from WAN to LAN without any added arbitration or latency.

      SATA on the Go

      This 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. The external SATA port located at the back I/O provides smart setup and hot-plug functions. Easily backup photos, videos and other entertainment contents on external devices.

      S/PDIF-out on Back I/O Port

      SupremeFX X-Fi 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.

      Quality & RoHS

      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.

      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.