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PCI Express 2.0 support
This motherboard supports the latest PCIe 2.0 devices for double
speed and bandwidth which enhances system performance.
Serial ATA 3Gb/s technology
The motherboard supports next-generation SATA hard drives based on
the new SATA 3Gb/s storage specification. The onboard Southbridge
chipset allows RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1, RAID 5, and JBOD
configurations for Serial ATA drives.
8-channel High Definition Audio
The onboard 8-channel VT High Definition Audio CODEC enables
high-quality audio that automatically detects peripherals plugged into
the audio I/O jacks. VIA also supports the Windows
USB 2.0 technology
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.
Innovative ASUS features
Turn your favorite photos into 256-color boot logos to personalize your
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 is an auto-recovery tool that allows you to
restore a corrupted BIOS file using the bundled support DVD, floppy
disk, or USB disk that contains the BIOS file.
ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS EZ Flash 2 is a utility that allows you to update the BIOS without
using a bootable floppy disk or a DOS-based utility.
ASUS Q-Fan technology intelligently adjusts CPU fan speeds
according to system loading to ensure quiet, cool, and efficient
Chapter 1: Product introduction