| LGA775 Intel® Quad-core Processor Ready |
This motherboard supports the latest Intel® Quad-core processors in LGA775 package. It also can support Intel® next generation 45nm Multi-Core CPU. It´s excellent for multi-tasking, multi-media and enthusiastic gamers with 1066/800 MHz FSB. Intel® Quad-core is one of the most powerful CPU in the world.
| LGA775 Intel® Core™2 Processor Ready|
This motherboard supports the latest Intel® Core™2 processors in LGA775 package. It also can support Intel® next generation 45nm Multi-Core CPU. With new Intel® Core™ microarchitecture technology and 1066 / 800 MHz FSB, Intel® Core™2 processor is one of the most powerful and energy efficient CPU in the world.
| Intel® G35 Chipset|
The Intel® G35 Express Chipset boosts your gaming and multimedia experience with the integrated graphics engine Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X3500. It supports the latest 1333MHz FSB multi-core processors and 384MB video shared memory; and delivers breakthrough advances in 2D and 3D graphics and video capabilities. Featuring the Intel® Clear Video Technology, Enhanced Post-processing and Windows Vista compatibility, this chipset meets the changing display requirements of visually rich applications and provides smooth playback of High-Definition Videos, superb 3D effects and performance, crisp imaging, and accurate color control.
| 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.
| ATI CrossFire Technology|
ATI´s CrossFire 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 CrossFire system.
High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is a set of digital video standards that delivers multi-channel audio and uncompressed digital video for full HD 1080p visuals through through a single cable. Supporting HDCP copy protection such as HD DVD and Blu-ray Discs, HDMI provides you with the highest-quality home theater experience.
With bundled HDMI to DVI conversion adapter, this motherboard can also support DVI output. DVI (Digital Visual Interface) provides high quality visuals for digital display devices like LCD monitors. The interface of this motherboard supports dual VGA outputs for both HDMI/DVI and RGB.
*Due to Intel VGA driver for Windows XP does not include screen scraper defense, so HD-DVD and Blu-Ray can only run under Windows Vista OS
| ASUS Splendid |
ASUS exclusive Splendid Video Intelligence Technology carefully evaluates every pixel in every frame and dynamically adjusts them according to conditions most favorable to the human eye. With intelligent optimization for Contrast, Saturation, Hue and Brightness, a dedicated chipset engine with lower CPU utilization built into ASUS MB delivers vivid colors and detail image comparable to the very best visual experience.
*Splendid only support D-sub VGA output with a resolution up to 1600x1200
Allows you to utilize 4 monitors for increased multi-tasking work efficiency by not wasting time alt-tabbing between programs. You can easily work on 4 different applications in full screen mode and instantly quad desktop space. For example, you can browse your picture library thumbnails on one monitor, use the second to view them in full screen, edit them on a third, and browse the Internet / read emails on the fourth.
*The quad-display feature is supported by Windows XP 32-bit OS only.
**This motherboard comes with quad-VGA outputs for four different monitors simultaneously. You can connect two monitors to the onboard VGA and HDMI ports, and another two to your graphics card outputs. Install the VGA card to the PCIeX16_2(black) slot.
| Precision Tweaker 2|
Allows the user to adjust the NB Voltage, FSB termination Voltage, CPU PLL Voltage and the DRAM Voltage in 0.02v steps to finetune voltages to achieve the most precise setting for the ultimate customized overclocking configuration.
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).
| Q-Fan 2|
Adjusts both CPU fan and chassis fan speeds according to system loading
ASUS Q-Fan2 technology intelligently adjusts both CPU fan and chassis fan speeds according to system loading to ensure quiet, cool and efficient operation.
| Serial ATA 3Gb/s RAID|
This motherboard supports next-generation SATA hard drives based on the new SATA 3Gb/s storage specification. The onboard Intel ICH9R allows RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1, RAID 5 six SATA connectors.
| AI Direct Link|
AI Direct Link can easily and efficiently transfer large amounts of data via the network cable - saving up to 70% of the total time taken. With AI Direct Link, it becomes easy to backup or share large data files like movies or other media content.
| 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.
| Save CPU Power - AI Gear 2|
Power Savings for Environment-Friendly Computing
AI Gear2 allows users to choose profiles to adjust CPU frequency and vCore voltage to minimize system noise and power consumption. For example, users can change the mode in real-time in the operating system to max power saving mode and can save power for the CPU when using word processing applications.
| 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.
| AI Slot Detector|
Assists in Proper Installation for PCIe/PCI Devices
When PCIe/PCI devices are installed, users can simply plug in the power cable and find out if these devices are successfully installed. Without even switching on the PC or entering the operating system, ASUS´s innovative on-board LEDs provide an efficient way to identify the correct way to set up the PC.
| AI Nap|
Minimize noise and power consumption when temporarily away!
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.
Make connection quick and accurate!
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.
| O.C. Profile|
Conveniently store or load multiple BIOS settings
Freely share and distribute favorite overclocking settings
The motherboard features the ASUS O.C. Profile that allows users to conveniently store or load multiple BIOS settings. The BIOS settings can be stored in the CMOS or a separate file, giving users freedom to share and distribute their favorite overclocking settings.
| CrashFree BIOS 3|
Simply restore corrupted BIOS data from USB flash disk
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.
| 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.
| AI NOS™|
Boost performance when you need it the most!
Applications such as 3D games and video editing demand a huge chunk of system resource. Inject "nitrous oxide" into your CPU! The patented AI NOS™ (Non-delay Overclocking System) technology intelligently detects system load and automatically boosts performance for the most demanding tasks. Unlike other dynamic overclocking techniques, AI NOS™ reacts much faster to satisfy your unending need for speeds.
| C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall)|
Protect your BIOS data when overclocking
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.
| 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.
Personalize your system with customizable boot logo
You can convert your favorite photo into a 256-color boot logo for a more colorful and vivid image on your screen.
| 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 digital audio transfer without converting to analog format and keeps the best signal quality.
| Uses 100% All High-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors!|
This motherboard uses all high-quality conductive polymer capacitors onboard for durability, improved lifespan, and enhanced thermal capacity.
| ASUS two-slot thermal design (ASUS exclusive)|
ASUS exclusive two-slot thermal design
ASUS two-slot thermal design provides better air-flow and lower VGA cards temperature than other brand´s one-slot design, which also ensures better system stability and longer component life cycle.
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.