Supports AMD® Socket AM2+ Phenom™ FX / Phenom™ / Athlon™ / Sempron™ This motherboard supports AMD® 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.
HyperTransport 3.0 Support Provides 2.6 times more bandwidth than HT1.0 that radically improves system efficiency for a smoother, faster computing environment
Dual DDR2 1066 This motherboard is the first 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.
Supports AMD Socket AM2 Athlon 64 X2 / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 / Sempron This motherboard supports AMD® 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.
64-bit CPU support 64-bit computing, the next generation technology to replace the 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.
AMD 780G/SB700 The AMD 780G Northbridge is the latest AMD chipset designed for both HT1.0 and 5200MT/s HyperTransport™ 3.0 (HT 3.0) interface speed and external graphics in PCI Express™ 2.0 standard ,.It features the integrated DX10 compliant ATI RV610-based graphics ,which supports dual VGA outputs including DVI/HDMI interface with HDCP compliant ,and incorporates AMD's UVD with hardware acceleration of H.264, VC1 and Mpeg2 used in HD DVD and BluRay disks. Meanwhile it can also support the future mainstream Hybrid crossfire technology that significantly optimizes your 3D performance.
Hybrid CrossFireX Greatly boost the graphics performance with onboard graphics and discreted card. *Due to AMD Hyvrid CFX driver is not ready, you can't use this funtion right now. When the driver is OK , we will put it on www.asus.com as soon as possible. You can enjoy this function by update the new driver and bios.
PCIe 2.0 support This motherboard supports the latest PCIe 2.0 devices for double speed and bandwidth which enhances system performance.
HDMI™ Interface HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is the first and only 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 monitors.
Dual VGA Output The interface of this motherboard supports dual VGA output both HDMI/DVI and RGB and is HDCP compliant allowing playback of HD DVD, Blu-ray Disc.
SurroundView™ Provide four independent monitors display with additional ATI VGA card for multi-tasking.
PCI Express Architecture PCI Express is the latest I/O interconnect technology that will replace the existing PCI. With a bus bandwidth 2 times higher than that of AGP 8X interface, PCI Express x8 bus performs much better in applications such as 3D gaming.
Serial ATA 3Gb/s This motherboard supports next-generation SATA hard drives based on the new SATA 3Gb/s storage specification. The onboard SB700 southbridge allows RAID 0, RAID 1,RAID 10 configurations for six SATA connectors.
Gigbit LAN The on-board LAN controller is a highly integrated GbLAN controller. It is enhanced with an ACPI management function to provide efficient power management for advanced operating systems.
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 192KHz/24-bit audio output, jack-detect feature,which automatically detects and identifies what types of peripherals are plugged into the audio I/O jacks and notifies users of inappropriate connection, meaning there will be no more confusion of Line-in, Line-out and Mic jacks.
ASUS Q-Fan ASUS Q-Fan technology intelligently adjusts CPU fan speeds according to system loading to ensure quiet, cool and efficient operation.
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.
ASUS CrashFree BIOS3 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.
ASUS EZ Flash2 With ASUS EZ Flash, you can update BIOS before entering operating system. No more DOS-based flash utility and bootable diskette required.
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.
MyLogo2 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.
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.
- by David_W @Mar 05, 2008
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So far this m/b is great, but not the intergrated video. I tried for 3 days to get my second monitor working (digital) with no luck. so i finally bought an add on video card(Gigabyte Radeon HD RX3850 775MHZ 512MB) and problem solved. I do not normally buy a M/B with built in video but the price was right. So i would say the M/B is a good buy for the average user but strongly suggest buying a video add on. I'm only running a dual amd cpu for now until the $$ comes down on a quad core. 2gb of memory runs vista fine.
I bought this board with a 9850BE without doing proper research. Guess what? If I run my CPU b full load I will most likely kill the board. Poor build quality is to blame. By saving $5-10 a board ASUS has given us a POS that is not capable of competing with the inferior Q35 chipset. I'd steer clear of it.
the best board all in one with a good basic graphic card for many application good with video and all use and the number of sata make this board same has ATX standard and work perfect with a HDMIwhat u want more lol This review was modfied by poster v 05-06-08 02:04 PM
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