CROSSHAIR II FORMULA

    CROSSHAIR II FORMULA

    The Ultimate Gaming/Overclocking Platform

    - AMD® Socket AM2+ for AMD Phenom™ FX / Phenom / Athlon™ / Sempron™
    - HyperTransport™ 3.0
    - Dual-channel DDR2 1066 / 800 / 667
    - CPU Level Up
    - Voltiminder LED
    - SupremeFX II
    - LCD Poster
    - Hybrid SLI / 3-Way SLI Support
    - HDMI/DVI Support
    - Support 45nm Phenom™ II CPU
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    The Ultimate Gaming/Overclocking Platform

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    CPU Features

    Supports AMDR Socket AM2+ Phenom™ FX / Phenom X4 / Phenom X2 / Athlon™ X2 / Sempron™

    This motherboard supports AMDR Socket AM2+ multi-core processors with unique L3 cache and delivers better overclocking capabilities with less power consumption. It features dual-channel DDR2 1066 memory support and accelerates data transfer rate up to 5200MT/s via HyperTransport™ 3.0 based system bus.

    PCIe 2.0

    Double Speed; Double Bandwidth
    This motherboard supports the latest PCIe 2.0 devices for double speed and bandwidth which enhances system performance.

    Supports AMD Socket AM2 Athlon 64 X2 / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64/ Sempron

    This motherboard supports AMDR Socket AM2 single-core Athlon™ 64 / Sempron™ and dual-core Athlon™ 64 X2 / Athlon™ 64 FX processors with 2MB / 1MB / 512KB L2 cache based on 64-bit architecture. It features 2000 / 1600 MT/s HyperTransport™-based system bus, dual-channel un-buffered DDR2 800 memory support, and AMD® Cool ´n´ Quiet™ Technology.

    NVIDIA nForce®780a SLI™ Chipset

    The NVIDIA nForce®780a SLI™ chipset supports the NVIDIA® Scalable Link Interface (SLI™) technology that allows three graphics processing units (GPUs) in a single system. It´s designed for enthusiast, extreme overclocking capability, ultimate gaming performance with SLI technology support. It´s definitely one of the fastest platform in the world. The NVIDIA nForce®780a SLI™ chipset also supports six (6) Serial ATA 3 Gb/s devices, PCI Express™ x16 slots with NVIDIAR SLI™ support at dual x16 mode or at tripple x8 mode, and up to 10 USB 2.0 ports.

    Memory Features

    Native DDR2 1066 Support

    This motherboard is the AMD® platform with native DDR2 1066 support. It provides faster data transfer rate and more bandwidth to increase memory data transfer rate and computing efficiency, enhancing system performance in 3D graphics and other memory demanding applications. *DDR2 1066 is supported by some of the AM2+ CPUs only. Refer to www.asus.com for the supported CPU models.

    Graphics Technology

    Hybrid SLI™

    GeForce® Boost
    - Boosted Performance with Onboard GPU and Discrete Graphics Card
    HybridPower™
    - Intelligent Graphics Power-Savings and Quiet Operations
    Hybrid SLI™ technology is a unique hybrid multi-GPU technology. It includes two primary features: GeForce Boost and HybridPower™. GeForce Boost turbo-charges performance of discrete graphics cards when combined with the motherboard GPUs. HybridPower™ unleashes graphics performance for demanding 3D applications and enables low-power operation for everyday computing needs.
    - GeForceR Boost and HybridPower™ are independent on select GeForce GPUs. Visit www.nvidia.com/hybridsli for more information.

    HDMI/DVI Support

    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 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.

    NVIDIA 3-Way SLI

    3-Way SLI Provides Scalable Performance
    NVIDIA 3-Way SLI™ (Scalable Link Interface) makes use of the PCI Express 2.0 bus architecture's increased bandwidth and features intelligent hardware and software that allows three GPUs to efficiently work together to deliver earth-shattering, scalable performance. For some applications, this translates into nearly triple the performance!

    Performance with Reliability

    CPU Level Up

    A Simple click for instant upgrade
    Ever wish that you could have a more expansive CPU™ Upgrade your CPU at no additional cost with ROG´s CPU Level Up! Simply pick the processor you wanted to OC to, and the motherboard will do the rest!
    See the new CPU speed and enjoy that performance instantly. Overclocking is never as easy as this.











    COP EX

    OC in confidence
    The COP EX allows overclockers to increase chipset voltages without the worries of overheating. It can also be used to monitor and save an overheating GPU. The COP EX allows more freedom and less constraint for maximum performance achievement.

    Extreme Tweaker

    One stop performance tuning shop
    Extreme Tweakers is the one stop shop to fine-tune your system to optimal performance. No matter if you´re looking for frequency adjustment, over-voltage options, or memory timing settings, they´re all here!

    AI Booster 2

    Overclocking has never been so fun with a user-friendly utility under Windows that provides accurate settings for the CPU, chipset and memory. Now it's even easier to achieve astounding overclocking results without any hassles!

    Pin-Fin Thermal Module

    New Generation Heat-dissipating Design: Time to Cool Down
    Compare with traditional stacked-fin heatpipe solution, the new generation pin-fin thermal design result in better thermal performance, which enlarges the "heat-exchange" surface area surface and breaks the "Boundary-layer" phenomenon for effective airflow. The Pin-Fin Thermal Module is the most efficient thermal system there is on the motherboard.

    Voltiminder LED

    Friendly reminder on the intentional madness
    In the pursuit of extreme performance, overvoltage adjustment is critical but risky. Acting as the "red zone" of a tachometer, the Voltiminder LED displays the voltage status for CPU, NB, SB, and Memory in a intuitive color-coded fashion. The voltiminder LED allows quick voltage monitoring for overclockers.

    8+2 Phase Power Design

    ASUS 8+2 Phase Power Design, with independent power to vital components, ultimately enhances memory performance and ensures quick response and stability of CPU under heavy loading or overclocking modes.


    ASUS O.C. Profile

    Conveniently store or load multiple BIOS 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

    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.

    Sound with Clarity

    SupremeFX II

    Listen with Absolute HD
    SupremeFX II delivers an excellent high definition audio experience to the gamers of ROG. The SupremeFX II features unique audio innovations for gamers to spot enemies in 3D environment during game play. SupremeFX II also provides gamers a special tool to emphasize human voices in games to help make dialogues clearer and more audible.

    AI Audio 2

    It allows users to experience crisp, clear sounds by restoring and compensating for clarity and quality of compressed audio in all movies, music and games. It also provides users with stereo to multi-channel sound field expansion for realistic front and rear environments and virtualized surround sound for added vocal clarity when used in stereo speakers or headphones.

    EZ DIY with Style

    LCD Poster

    Debug with Translation
    The new LCD Poster now posts critical POST information in an ever friendly and flexible external display. When system malfunction occurs, the LCD Poster automatically detects device failure and translates the errors on the LCD during POST. Unlike other competing 2 digit displays, users won¡¦t need to read "gibberish" to find out what´s wrong.

    ASUS Q-Connector

    Make connections quick and accurate
    The 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

    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.

    Onboard Switch

    No more shorting pins or moving jumpers
    With an easy press during overclock, this exclusive onboard switch allows gamer to effortlessly fine-tune the performance without having to short the pins or moving jumpers!




    ASUS Q-Shield

    The specially designed ASUS Q-Shield does without the usual "fingers”—Xmaking 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).








    MyLogo3

    Personalize your system with customizable boot logo
    The ASUS MyLogo 3 is the new feature present in the motherboard that allows you to personalize and add style to your system with customizable and animated boot logos.

    Bundled Software

    Kaspersky® Anti-Virus

    The best protection from viruses and spyware
    Kaspersky® Anti-Virus Personal offers premium antivirus protection for individual users and home offices. It is based on advanced antivirus technologies. The product incorporates the KasperskyR Anti-Virus engine, which is renowned for malicious program detection rates that are among the industry´s highest.

    3DMarkR 06 Advanced Edition

    The Gamers´ Benchmark
    3DMark is the most popular and authoritative 3D benchmark application used by professionals around the world. The 3DMark06 is the latest version in the popular 3DMark series, including advanced SM2.0 and HDR/SM3.0 Shader graphics tests and now including single, multiple core and multiple processor CPU tests as part of the 3DMark score! The accurate performance and image quality diagnostic tool, designed for DirectXR9.0c, provides you with all the information you need to make all other competitors look bad.

    Quality & RoHS

    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.

    GreenASUS

    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.