Excerpt: How much of a badass mother is Asus’s new motherboard? It’s so bad that it doesn’t even use numbers in its name. Yeah, there’s no R2-D2-like naming convention here. Just call it Striker Extreme, or El Extremerino if you’re not into the whole brevity thing. The Extreme isn’t just about marketing shtick though. Asus has integrated some pretty compelling features into this nForce 680i–based Intel Core 2 motherboard that we hadn’t seen before.
Pros: Plain-English POST display and useful LED lighting.
Summary: The first ODM product based on the NF680i chipset
is here. Elegantly designed and packed with interesting features, this board
excels in details that most manufacturers would have overlooked. Built for the Conroe family of CPUs, this board can
support the quad core and extreme edition processors. It can also support future
1333MHz FSB CPUs. The expension capabilities include 4 DIMM slots support
DDR2-800 (8GB MAX).