|Achievement underscores commitment to ensuring motherboard compatibility and stability in preparation for Windows 8 launch|
|Taipei, Taiwan (June 11, 2012) - Building on its innovation and leadership in motherboard design and production, ASUS remains first in bringing customers worldwide the latest technologies and developments, all utilized to their full potential. ASUS has scored another milestone, introducing the first motherboard to be awarded Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) certification with the ASUS P8Z77-M. Certification signifies official approval of the product for Windows 8 64-bit usage. Announcements regarding additional ASUS motherboards will follow in due course. |
All ASUS products undergo strict testing and verification, maintaining the company's commitment to attaining certification towards providing customers the best experiences, stability and reliability. These principles are especially critical when preparing for the arrival of an entirely new operating system, leading to extensive hardware and software product trials. Customers can expect to enjoy the new benefits and features of Microsoft's next generation operating system, while also having access to easy upgradability and hassle-free compatibility with supporting software and drivers.
|Benefits of certification|
Official WHQL certification shows that ASUS' efforts with regards to product compatibility result in the most optimized offerings available, indicating to customers that the P8Z77-M offers the best compatibility with Windows 8 and utmost system stability across a wide diversity of hardware configurations and application types.
||LGA1155 socket for Intel® 3rd/2nd generation Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® support |
||Intel® Z77 Express Chipset|
||4xDIMM with max. 32GB DDR3 2400(O.C.)MHz support |
||Intel® HD Graphics |
Multi-VGA output support: HDMI/DVI/RGB ports
||1 x PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x16 |
||Gigabit LAN |
|Product specifications and features may change without prior notice. Check www.asus.com for further details. |
ASUS, the world's top 3 consumer notebook vendor and the maker of the world's best-selling and most award winning motherboards, is a leading enterprise in the new digital era. ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home, office and person, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktops, Eee Box and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, tablet devices, servers, multimedia and wireless solutions, networking devices, and mobile phones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 3,886 awards in 2011, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC™. With a global staff of more than 11,000 and a world-class R&D team of 3,100 engineers, the company's revenue for 2011 was around US$11.9 billion.
|About ASUS Motherboards|
Driven by homegrown innovation and dedication to absolute quality, ASUS has become the standard for motherboard excellence across diverse product ranges, leading the industry in global sales and positive customer feedback. Acknowledged by numerous accolades, ASUS motherboards propel computing forward with pioneering inventions. These include New DIGI+ Power Control, Dual Intelligent Processors for combined performance boosts and energy savings, and the unique whole-motherboard heat protection offered by the company's TUF Series Thermal Armor and Thermal Radar. ASUS Republic of Gamers motherboards enable unfettered overclocking and performance tuning, serving as the mainstays of numerous world computing records. Important ASUS exclusives such as USB 3.0 Boost with UASP support, USB BIOS Flashback, and UEFI BIOS with EZ Mode demonstrate the ASUS commitment to harmonizing ingenuity and environmental responsibility with care for the people who use technology in everyday life.
|PR Contacts for North American Market:|
Media Communications – ASUS Computer International
Technical Marketing – ASUS Computer International