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Intel® Socket 1156 Core™ i5 Processor/Core™ i7 Processor Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® P55 Express Chipset
4 x DIMM, Max. 16 GB, DDR3 2000/1800/1600/1333/1066 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory Dual Channel memory architecture Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) *Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs. Some hyper DIMMs only support one DIMM per channel. Refer to Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors List) for details. **Please visit www.asus.com or refer to the user manual for the Memory QVL.
Expansion Slots
2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (single at x16 or dual at x8/x8 mode) 3 x PCIe 2.0 x 1 (2.5GT/s) 2 x PCI
Multi-GPU Support
Supports NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology Supports ATI® Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology
Intel® P55 Express Chipset built-in 6 xSATA 3.0 Gb/s ports (black) Intel Matrix Storage Technology Support RAID 0,1,5,10 JMicron® JMB363 PATA and SATA controller 1 xUltraDMA 133/100/66 for up to 2 PATA devices 1 xExternal SATA (SATA On-the-Go) JMicron® JMB322 (DriveXpert Technology) : - 2 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports (orange and white ) - Supports EZ Backup and SuperSpeed functions *Drive Xpert function is available only when the hard disk drives are set as data drives
Realtek® 8112L PCIe Gigabit LAN controller featuring AI NET2
VIA® VT2020 10-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC - Absolute Pitch BD192/24 featuring ENVY HD - DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC - Supports Jack-Detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-Retasking - Optical S/PDIF out port at back I/O - ASUS Noise Filter
IEEE 1394
VIA® 6308P controller supports 2 x 1394a ports (one at mid-board; one at back panel)
14 USB 2.0 ports (6 ports at mid-board, 8 ports at back panel)
ASUS Unique Features
Exclusive TUF Features "TUF ENGINE!" Power Design - 12-phase CPU Power - 2-phase Memory Power - 2-phase VTT_CPU Power - E.S.P. : Efficient Switching Power Design for 3VSB/1.8V/1.05V - TUF Cap. & MOSFET (certified by military-standard) "Ultimate COOL!" Thermal Solution - CeraM!X Heatsink Coating Tech. - CoolMem! - T.Probe Technology - ASUS Fan Xpert "Safe & Stable!" Guardian Angel - MemOK! - Drive Xpert - ESD Guards - EMI Eliminator
Special Features
ASUS Q-Connector ASUS Q-Shield ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED) ASUS Q-Slot ASUS Q-DIMM ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 ASUS EZ Flash 2 ASUS MyLogo 2 ASUS O.C. Profile Multi-language BIOS
Back Panel I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 Keyboard (Purple) 1 x PS/2 mouse port (Green) 1 x Optical S/PDIF Output 1 x IEEE1394a 1 x LAN (RJ45) port 1 x External SATA port 8 x USB 2.0/1.1 10-channel Audio I/O
Internal I/O Connectors
3 x USB connectors support additional 6 USB ports 1 x IDE connector 6 x SATA connectors 1 x IEEE 1394a connector 1 x CPU Fan connector 1 x Power Fan connector 2 x Drive Xpert SATA connectors (orange and white) 2 x Chassis Fan connector (1x4-pin, 1x3-pin) 1 x Mem Fan connector 1 x COM port Front panel audio connector 1 x S/PDIF Out Header CD audio in 24-pin ATX Power connector 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector System Panel(Q-Connector) 1 x MemOK! button 1 x Power on switch 1 x Reset switch
16 Mb Flash ROM , AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.5, ACPI 2.0a,
WfM 2.0,DMI 2.0,WOL by PME,WOR by PME,PXE
User's manual 1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 cable 6 x SATA cable 1 x 2-port USB and eSATA module CoolMem Fan Frame ASUS Q-Shield 2 in 1 Q-connector 1 x ASUS SLI bridge connector
Support Disc
DriversAnti-virus software (OEM version)ASUS Update ASUS Utilities
Form Factor
ATX Form Factor 12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )
Release Date
First seen
30 October 2009