| LGA775 Intel® Core™2 Processor Ready |
This motherboard supports the latest Intel® Core™2 processors in LGA775 package. It also can support Intel® 45nm Multi-Core CPU. With new Intel® Core™ microarchitecture technology and 1333 / 1066 / 800 MHz FSB, Intel® Core™2 processor is one of the most powerful and energy efficient CPU in the world.
NVIDIA GeForce 9300 Chipset
The NVIDIA GeForce® 9300 motherboard GPU is the industry’s first desktop PC singlechip solution for Intel CPUs integrating multiple dedicated processors for DirectX 10 shader model 4.0 3D graphics and PureVideo® HD processor, SLI technology, storage, communications audio, and system management processors. It also delivers innovative Hybrid SLI™ features to offer more performance and lower power consumption PCs that also include an NVIDIA desktop GPU. All these leading edge features are delivered in a small form factor for radically improved Vista Premium capable PCs.
| Hybrid SLI support
Hybrid SLI™ technology is a unique hybrid multi-GPU technology built upon NVIDIA SLI. Hybrid SLI turbo-charges performance of NVIDIA discrete graphics cards when combined with GeForce motherboard GPUs.
| NVIDIA® CUDA™ Technology|
NVIDIA® Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA™) Technology, the world´s only C programming language environment, allows programmers to develop faster software applications through tapping on the multi-core parallel processing power of GPUs. With this technology, you can convert movies and videos to your iPod, Zune, and PSP much faster with CUDA-enabled applications.
*Experience CUDA right now. One of the CUDA-enabled applications - BadaBOOM can be downloaded at http://www.nvidia.com/content/forcewithin/us/download.asp
| NVIDIA® PhysX™ Technology|
NVIDIA PhysX™ Technology is a real-time physics engine that uses physics calculations to provide you with smoother PC and console gaming experience. NVIDIA PhysX™, with its multi-core processing GPU and specifically-designed hardware acceleration features, delivers rich and unparalleled levels of realism in your gaming environment.
| Multiple VGA Output|
This motherboard supports multiple digital and analog display output interfaces - HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort and D-Sub. With such diversity of display outputs, you are able to choose and upgrade display devices freely.
Cutting-Edge Digital Interface for High Definition Multimedia and Easy Upgrades
This motherboard introduces the new digital display interface standard – DisplayPort. This new design features a smaller and user-friendly connector. It delivers higher performances of resolution, refresh rate and color depth and improves digital display connectivity.
Enjoy Full HD 1080p Multimedia Home-Theater Entertainment
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is the industry-supported, uncompressed, all digital audio and video interface via a single cable and is HDCP compliant allowing playback of HD DVD, Blu-ray Disc and other protected content.
| DVI Interface|
DVI (Digital Visual Interface) provides high visual quality of digital display devices such as LCD monitor. The interface of this motherboard supports multiple VGA output with DP/DVI/HDMI and RGB and is HDCP compliant allowing playback of HD DVD, Blu-ray Disc and other protected content.
| PCIe 2.0 support|
This motherboard supports the latest PCIe 2.0 devices for double speed and bandwidth which enhances system performance.
System Level Energy Saving
The new ASUS EPU - the world´s first power saving engine, has been upgraded to a new 4-engine version, which provides total system power savings by detecting current PC loadings and intelligently moderating power in real-time. The EPU automatically provides the most appropriate power usage for the CPU, VGA card, hard drives and CPU cooler fan - helping save power and money.
| Dual channel DDR2|
Dual-channel DDR2 technology boost the system performance to outperform any memory existing solutions in the market.
| Precision Tweaker|
Precision Tweaker is designed for serious overclockers. It offers ways to raise system performance inch-by-inch and step-by-step to achieve maximum performance! This is about getting the most out of your machine, and taking pride in your customized computer. Precision Tweaker provides overclocking options for all major parts of the system: CPU, Memory,and Front Side Bus.
High Definition Audio
Enjoy high-quality sound system on your PC! The onboard 8-channel HD audio (High Definition Audio, previously codenamed Azalia) CODEC enables high-quality audio output, jack-detect feature automatically.
5 Secs from Bootup to Online with New Express Gate
Taking only 5 seconds to go online from bootup, Express Gate is the one-stop gateway to instant fun! It´s a unique motherboard built-in OS. You can utilize the most popular Instant Messengers (IM) like MSN, Skype, Google talk, QQ, and Yahoo! Messenger to keep in touch with friends, or quickly check on the weather and e-mails just before leaving your house. What´s more, the user-friendly picture manager lets you view your pictures without entering Windows at anytime!
* The actual boot time is subject to hardware configurations and product models.
| Q-Connector |
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.
| EZ Flash 2|
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.
| Supports SATA 3Gb/s with RAID function|
Serial ATA 3Gb/s is the next generation ATA specification that provides scalable performance for today and tomorrow. The onboard chipset allows RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5 & JBOD configurations for four SATA connectors. With up to 3Gbit/s data transfer rate, Serial ATA II is faster than current Parallel ATA, while providing 100% software compatibility.
| 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.
| Max. 12 USB 2.0 ports|
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.
| Gigabit Lan|
The Gigabit network interface delivers a high speed LAN connection with data transfer rate up to 1000Mb/s, providing new generation connectivity for the broadband era. Gigabit LAN is ideally for seamless internet connection such as streaming audio and video contents.
| ASUS 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.
| AI NET2|
Diagnose LAN connection before entering OS!
AI NET2 remotely detects cable connection the second you turn on the system, and any faulty connections are reported back up to 100 meters at 1 meter accuracy.
| 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.
| AI Nap |
With AI Nap, the system can continue running at minimum power and noise when you are temporarily away. To wake the system and return to the OS environment, simply click the mouse or press a key.
| 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.
| VRM 2.5X Ultra-longer Life Solid Capacitor|
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 MyLogo 2|
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.
Compliance with the RoHS Directive
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.