Pentium 4 CPU
This motherboard supports the latest Pentium 4 CPU from Intel in
LGA775 package. With 800/ 533MHz FSB, Hyper-Threading Technology
and core-speeds up to 3.8GHz and beyond, Intel's LGA775 Pentium
4 is one of the fastest desktop processors to date. (Note: Due to
chipset limitation, the Intel Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology,
C1E, and TM2 are not supported in this model)
Enjoy the extraordinary CPU power from the latest dual-core CPU.
The advanced processing technology contains two physical CPU cores
with individually dedicated L2 cache to satisfy the rising demand
for more powerful processing capability.
64-bit CPU support
64-bit computing, the next generation technology to replace current
32-bit architecture, delivers advanced system performance, faster
memory access and increased productivity. This motherboard provides
excellent compatibility and flexibility by supporting either 64-bit
or 32-bit architecture.
Powerful Integrated Graphics
This motherboard delivers powerful integrated 2D and 3D graphics
performance for functionality and value.
Serial ATA 3Gb/s RAID
The 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 onboard VIA VT8251 southbridge allows RAID 0, RAID
1, RAID 0+1 and JBOD configuration for four SATA 3Gb/s connectors.
AGP8X (AGP 3.0) is the next generation VGA interface specification
that enables enhanced graphics performance with high bandwidth up
PCI Express Architecture
PCI Express is the latest I/O interconnect technology that will
replace the existing PCI interface. PCI Express x1 also outperforms
PCI interface with its exceptional high bandwidth up to 500MB/s.
The high speed PCI Express interface creates new usages on desktop
PCs e.g., Gigabit LAN, 1394b, and high-speed RAID systems.
SoundMAX High Definition Audio
SoundMAX is the highest performing, most reliable and user-friendly
PC audio solution for business professionals, audiophiles, musicians,
and gamers. Hear crystal-clear quality from all your audio - MP3
playback, home theatre, advanced gaming, VOIP and more, and never
worry - SoundMAX high-definition audio is there to enhance your
ASUS Q-Fan Technology
ASUS Q-Fan technology intelligently and automatically adjusts CPU
fan speeds according to system load and temperature, enabling users
to work in a distraction-free environment with minimal noise.
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.
ASUS CrashFree BIOS2
The CrashFree BIOS2 feature now includes the BIOS auto-recovery
function in a support CD. Users can reboot their system through
the support CD when a bootable disk is not available, and go through
the simple BIOS auto-recovery process. ASUS motherboards now enable
users to enjoy this protection feature without the need to pay for
an optional ROM.