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Asus P5E3

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Asus P5E3

The Asus P5E3 is an Intel X48 chipset motherboard that is compatible with LGA 775 socket processors. For the southbridge, the P5E3 uses Intel’s ICH9R chipset which offers RAID capabilities.

The motherboard features Asus’ 3rd generation 8-phase VRM design which promises power efficiency of up to 95%. The P5E3 also uses the Asus Energy Processing Unit (EPU) and AI Gear 3, which work together to digitally monitor and automatically adjusts the power fed to the CPU depending on load.

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Asus P5E3

The Asus P5E3 is an Intel X48 chipset motherboard that is compatible with LGA 775 socket processors. For the southbridge, the P5E3 uses Intel’s ICH9R chipset which offers RAID capabilities.

The motherboard features Asus’ 3rd generation 8-phase VRM design which promises power efficiency of up to 95%. The P5E3 also uses the Asus Energy Processing Unit (EPU) and AI Gear 3, which work together to digitally monitor and automatically adjusts the power fed to the CPU depending on load.

System cooling features include a pure copper heat pipe design and Asus’ Q-Fan 2 system. The fanless copper heat pipe directs heat to the heatsink at the rear and promises to lower temperatures by up to 10 degrees celsius. Q-Fan 2 is a variable fan speed system that automatically adjusts fan speed according to system load.

For improved CPU and graphics power, the Asus P5E3 offers the Precision Tweaker 2 overclocking tool and AMD’s CrossFire technology. Precision Tweaker 2 allows the user to fine tune northbridge, Front Side Bus termination, CPU PLL and DRAM voltages in 0.02 volt increments. CrossFire, meanwhile, features improvements in image quality and rendering speed. This is complemented by the Catalyst Control Center, which gives the user a real time 3D rendered preview of changes in settings.

BIOS management is made simpler via the CrashFree BIOS 3, EZ-Flash 2 and O.C. Profile features. CrashFree BIOS 3 and EZ-Flash 2 allow the user to restore and update the BIOS from a USB flash drive. O.C. Profile allows the user to store and load several BIOS settings.

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