Pentium 4 CPU
This motherboard supports the latest Pentium 4 CPU from Intel in
LGA775 package. With 1066/ 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.
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.
Dual-channel DDR technology doubles the bandwidth of your system
memory and hence boost the system performance to out perform any
memory existing solutions in the market. System bottlenecks are
eliminated with balanced architecture and peak bandwidths up to
PCI Express & AGP8X Combo Design
This motherboard supports PCI Express x16 and AGP8X slots to provide
ultimate flexibility for graphics card upgrade. The PCI Express
x16 slot running at PCI Express x4 speed outperforms PCI interface
with its exceptional high bandwidth up to 2GB/s.
Serial ATA RAID
Serial ATA is the next generation ATA specification that provides
scalable performance for today and tomorrow. With up to 150MB/s
data transfer rate, Serial ATA is faster than current Parallel ATA,
while providing 100% software compatibility. The onboard VIA VT8237R
southbridge allows RAID 0, RAID 1 and JBOD configuration for two
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.
6 Channel Audio & SoundMAX Digital Audio System
The SoundMAX Digital Audio System is the industry's highest performance
and most reliable audio solution for business perfessionals, audiophiles,
musicians, and gamers. SoundMAX Digital Audio System can output
5.1 channel surround sound and features state-of-the-art DLS2 MIDI
synthesizer with Yamaha DLSbyXG sound set, 5.1 Virtual Theater TM
and supports and major game audio technologies including Microsoft
DirectX TM 8.0, Microsoft DirectSound 3D, A3D, MacroFX, ZoomFX,
MultiDrive 5.1, A3D and Extreme AX.
S/PDIF-out on Back I/O Port
This motherboard provides convenient connectivity to external home
theater audio systems via an 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.
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.
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.