The No. 1 Motherboard Manufacturer in the World
ASUS is the number one manufacturer of motherboards in the world, commanding almost a 40% market share of the motherboard business. Over 420 million motherboards have been sold since 1989. Today, one in every three computers houses an ASUS motherboard.
Voted the “Best Motherboard Brand” for six consecutive years
ASUS has been voted the world’s “Best Motherboard Brand” for six consecutive years by readers of Tom's Hardware Guide (THG), a widely-read and respected hardware review website. In many of these polls, which usually draw tens of thousands of voters, ASUS received more than half of the ballots.
The THG Best of Readers' Choice Awards recognize hardware products that exhibit the highest quality design and companies that have provided the best service to users. The awards are considered a hallmark of good product design, performance, quality and value.
The Undisputed Leader in Motherboard Innovation
ASUS is blessed with one of the world’s best Research and Development teams. They constantly push the boundaries of innovation, resulting in features and technologies that have revolutionized the motherboard industry in terms of overclocking potential, stability and power efficiency. Some of these milestones in mainboard development include:
16 +2 Phase Power
ASUS’ revolutionary 16-phase power design utilizes real hardware power regulation to guarantee genuine power efficiency—up to 96% over competing products. ASUS motherboards with this feature draw less power and operate at lower temperatures, without compromising its exceptional level of performance.. This increased efficiency saves the user money, reduces temperatures inside the PC case and extends the life of key components such as the CPU and motherboard.
Energy Processing Unit (EPU)
ASUS’ exclusive EPU is a hardware-based feature that controls six major components: the CPU, VGA card, memory, chipset, hard drives, and the CPU cooler/system fan. Equipped with a database containing all of the Intel CPU profiles, the EPU intelligently identifies and selects the correct profile and calibrates the optimal settings to ensure the best power management.
ASUS' exclusive Express Gate enables the system to go online from bootup in only five seconds. With quick Internet access, users who are always strapped for time will be able to enjoy online video, easily utilize most popular Instant Messengers (IM) applications , check on the weather report or email just before leaving their homes.
Drive Xpert is a hardware RAID solution that is ideal for users who need to secure data on their hard drives or enhance hard disk drive performance without the hassle of installing drivers or tweaking settings in the BIOS. With Drive Xpert's user-friendly graphical user interface and dynamic backups, users can easily arrange hard disk backups, or even enhance data transfer rates.
In order to help overclockers build the fastest machines in the shortest time possible, ASUS has developed an innovative overclocking solution: TweakIt. TweakIt enables overclockers to make real-time changes to their systems’ core frequency, voltage and other parameters using the joystick-like control on the motherboard itself—even while a benchmark utility is running. At no point does software come into play; the tweaking is completely hardware-based.
Consistently First-to-market with Products Incorporating the Latest Technologies
As the leader in motherboard innovation, ASUS is constantly at the forefront of technological advances. Over the years, it has laid claim to countless world’s firsts. It was the first manufacturer to introduce motherboards supporting Serial ATA and AGP8X, P4 CPUs of up to 3GHz and beyond, Hyper-Threading Technology, Intel® Core™2 processors, and Windows Vista, among others.
With its finger on the pulse of the industry and close collaboration with the world’s leading IT enterprises, ASUS will continue to be first to the market with cutting-edge products.