||Enrich Vista Enjoyment with Exclusive Technologies|
| NVIDIA nForce® 500 SLI™|
Designed for NVIDIA® SLI™ technology
NVIDIA nForce® 500 SLI™ media and communications processors (MCPs) deliver a complete range of solutions for AMD-based discrete platforms. Performance enhancing features include NVIDIA® LinkBoost™ technology to automatically increase bus speeds and NVIDIA SLI™ technology for scalable graphics performance.
| NVIDIA SLI™ Technology|
NVIDIA SLI™ (Scalable Link Interface) takes advantage of the increased bandwidth of the PCI Express bus architecture and features intelligent hardware and software that allows two GPUs to efficiently work together to deliver earth-shattering, scalable performance. For some applications nearly 2X performance! (From www.NVIDIA.com)
Supports AMD Socket AM2 Athlon 64 FX /Athlon 64 X2 / Athlon 64 / Sempron
The M2N-Plus SLI Vista Edition supports AMD socket AM2 single-core Athlon 64/ Sempron and dual-core Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 X2 processors with 2MB / 1MB / 512KB L2 cache, which is based on 64-bit architecture. It features 2000 / 1600 MT/s HyperTransport Bus, dual-channel un-buffered DDR2 800 memory support and AMD Cool ´n´ Quiet! Technology
AMD Cool ´n´ Quiet! Technology
Supports AMD Cool ´n´ Quiet! Technology, which monitors system operation and automatically adjusts CPU voltage and frequency for a cool and quiet environment
The advanced processing technology contains two physical CPU cores with individually dedicated L2 caches to satisfy the rising demand for more powerful processing capability.
| Dual-Channel DDR2 800 |
DDR2 is the next generation memory technology to replace the current DDR. With the highest speed up to 800MHz, DDR2 memory provides great performance for 3D graphics and other memory demanding applications.
| ASUS AI Lifestyle Vista Edition Features |
|- AI Remote|
The ASUS AI Remote gives you unprecedented control from the comfort of your couch. With just the touch of a button, you can quickly do your usual computer activities such as turn ON/OFF your PC; launch your favorite applications by enabling AP Trigger function; or control AI Gear and AI Nap. The AI Remote also gives you the comfort of a traditional remote on media player. Have an ASUS AI Remote in your hand and do more with your PC from a distance!needs.
|- AP Trigger|
The ASUS AP Trigger allows you to quickly boot or resume directly into media or into your favorite applications. With just the touch of a button on the AI Remote controller, you can quickly turn on your PC and launch predefined applications simultaneously!
|- ASAP(ASUS Accelerated Propeller)|
ASAP gets you to your destination ASAP. ASAP supports the Windows ReadyBoost™ technology which improves system performance under Windows Vista. Enjoy greater efficiency and get more productivity out of your system – ASAP
|- TPM SUPPORT|
This motherboard supports the Trusted Platform Module (TPM), which provides you with enhanced data protection, security via high-level encryption / decryption, and ensures platform integrity. The TPM meets the Windows Vista BitLocker™ Drive Encryption hardware requirement for a more secure working environment.
Notice: The TPM is purchased separately!
| ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution|
- AI Gear
To balance both system performance and quietness, AI Gear allows users to choose from profiles to adjust CPU frequency and vCore voltage, minimizing system noise and power consumption. Users can real-time change the mode under operating system to suit their needs.
- AI Nap
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 Q-Fan 2
ASUS Q-Fan2 technology intelligently adjusts both CPU fan and chassis fan speeds according to system loading to ensure quiet, cool and efficient operation.
- Fanless Design
Cooling fans, though a popular thermal solution, also come with noise and malfunction likelihood. ASUS Motherboard´s fanless concept is specifically created to provide a cool environment without all the baggage. ASUS has devoted special efforts to address the thermal issues across the motherboard, and most notably the areas that reside the CPU, power, Northbridge and Southbridge. The heat sinks and strategic board layout are tailor made to dissipate heat in the most efficient manner.
| ASUS EZ DIY |
- ASUS Q-Connector
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.
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
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.
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
EZ Flash 2 is a user-friendly BIOS update utility. Simply press the predefined hotkey to 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.
| Gigbit LAN |
The NVIDIA native Gigabit LAN controller delivers transfer speeds up to ten times faster than conventional 10/100 Ethernet connections. Gigabit LAN is the networking standard for the early future and is ideal for handling large amounts of data such as video, audio, and voice.
| C-Media Superior Quality Audio|
C-Media CM6501 onboard 8-channel Superior audio CODEC( transfer audio signal over USB bus, Microsoft Vista ready. )
| S/PDIF-out on Back I/O Port |
This motherboard provides convenient connectivity to external home theater audio systems via an coaxial S/PDIF-out (SONY-PHILIPS Digital Interface) jack. It allows to transfer digital audio without converting to analog format and keeps the best signal quality.
| 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.
| Serial ATA 3Gb/s RAID|
This motherboard supports next-generation SATA hard drives based on the new SATA 3Gb/s storage specification. The onboard NVIDIA nForce®500 SLI™ MCP allows RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1, RAID 5 and JBOD configurations for four SATA connectors.
| Max. 8 USB 2.0 ports supports|
USB 2.0 is the latest connectivity standard for next generation components and peripherals. Backwards compatible with current USB 1.1 peripherals, USB 2.0 delivers transfer speeds up to 40 times faster at 480Mb/s, for easy connectivity and ultra-fast data transfers.
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.