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ASUS Main Station Motherboard Series with Intel 975X Chipset

ASUS Main Station Motherboard Series with Intel 975X Chipset

ASUS Main Station Motherboard Series Incorporates Highly-Anticipated Intel 975X Chipset

P5WDG2-WS Offers Superior Expandability and Quiet Cooling for Efficient Workstation Solution


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Taipei, Taiwan; November 17, 2005 – ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (ASUS), the worldwide leader of motherboards, today introduced the Main Station Motherboard Series and the inaugural model, P5WDG2-WS, which is based on the Intel 975X chipset and supports the Pentium D and Pentium Extreme Edition 955 dual-core processors. Made for high-end computer and workstation users, the P5WDG2-WS provides powerful computing, superior scalability for future upgrades, quiet system cooling and stable continuous operation.

Superb platform for 975X chipset and dual-core processing
Based on the latest Intel 975X chipset, the P5WDG2-WS supports Intel's most powerful dual-core processors, including the advanced Pentium Extreme Edition 955CPU, which offers two independent 2MB L2 cache, 1066MHz front-side-bus, and adopted Hyper-Threading Technology and Virtualization Technology for efficient multi-threads operation. Together with two PCI Express x16 slots capable of ATI CrossFire dual-graphics card function and native dual-channel DDR2 800 support up to 8GB, the P5WDG2-WS offers excellent graphics and memory performance.

Expandability for future upgrades
The P5WDG2-W2 comes equipped with two PCI-X slots, two PCI slots, two IEEE 1394a ports, eight USB 2.0 ports and eight Serial ATA-II 3Gb/s ports for establishing two sets of RAID. Offering superior expandability, the all-new motherboard is made for resource-hungry applications of today and tomorrow.

Fan-less, noiseless cooling
Stack Cool 2 is a fan-less and zero-noise cooling solution offered exclusively by ASUS. It effectively transfers heat generated by the critical components to the other side of the specially designed PCB (printed circuit board) for effective heat dissipation. The result is a temperature decrease of up to 20 degrees Celsius!

8-Phase Power Design
The 8-Phase Power Design provides highly efficient operation to generate less heat (at least 15°C) than other conventional power solutions. It reduces input ripple current and output ripple voltage, which keeps CPU and VRM (voltage regulation modules) from suffering the risk of high power stress. It has the advantages of quick transient response and stability, especially beneficial when CPU requires more current immediately under heavy loading or overclocking mode.

Specification summary
- Intel Pentium Processor Extreme Edition 955/Pentium D/Pentium 4/Celeron
- Intel 975X + Intel ICH7R chipsets
- Front side bus 1066/800MHz
- 4 x DIMM, max. 8GB, DDR2 800/667/533, ECC and non-ECC un-buffered memory
- 2 x PCI-E x16 (Dual graphic running @ x 8 speed), 2 x PCI-X, 2 x PCI 2.2
- Dual Gigabit LAN
- 8 x Serial ATA 3 GB/s ports
- 2 x IEEE 1394a
- 8 x USB 2.0 ports

For more information on other ASUS motherboards, please visit the ASUS company homepage at www.asus.com.

 

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