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Asus Slaps Energy Star 5.0 Label On Motherboards

Asus Slaps Energy Star 5.0 Label On Motherboards

These days, power savings are just important as frame rates, gigahertz and megabytes. With the whole world going "green," what better way to join the bandwagon than to slap an Energy Star 5.0-compliant motherboard into your main rig? This week, Asus has announced an industry first by bringing that very label to its mainboards.

The Energy Star 5.0 standard is the latest and greatest, and it's set to take effect on July 1st of this year. Asus' motherboards exceed Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) standards for the reduction of harmful materials in its products and in the environment, and moreover, these boards feature an Energy Processing Unit (EPU) to simultaneously control power profiles to motherboard components for minimized power consumption. A look at the full list of ES 5.0-certified boards are below, and if we had to guess, we'd surmise that companies such as MSI and Gigabyte will be following suit in short order.



ASUS Motherboards Enabling Energy Star 5.0 Qualified PCs
Intel Platform
AMD Platform
Model Chipset Model Chipset
P5Q Deluxe P45+ICH10R M4A78-E AMD 790GX+SB750
P5Q-E P45+ICH10R M4A78 PRO AMD 780G+SB700
P5Q3 P45+ICH10R M4A78-HTPC AMD 780G+SB700
P5Q PRO Turbo P45+ICH10R M4A78-VM AMD 780G+SB700
P5Q PRO P45+ICH10R M4A78-AM AMD 780G+SB710
P5QC P45+ICH10R M4A78 AMD 770+SB700
P5Q Turbo P45+ICH10R M4N78 PRO NVIDIA GeForce 8300
P5Q P45+ICH10R M4N78-AM NVIDIA GeForce 8200
P5Q SE PLUS P45+ICH10 M4N72-E NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI
P5Q SE2 P45+ICH10 M4N78 SE NVIDIA nForce 720D
P5QL SE P43+ICH10 M3A76-CM AMD 760G+SB710
P5QL-VM EPU G43+ICH10 M2A74-AM SE AMD 740G+SB700
P5QPL-VM EPU G41+ICH7 M2N68-AM SE NVIDIA GeForce7050PV/nForce630a
P5QPL-VM G41+ICH7 M2N68-AM PLUS NVIDIA GeForce7025/nForce630a
P5KPL/EPU G31+ICH7 M2N68 PLUS NVIDIA nForce630a
P5KPL-AM EPU G31+ICH7
P5KPL-AM G31+ICH7
P5KPL-AM SE G31+ICH7
P5Q Deluxe P45+ICH10R
P5Q-E P45+ICH10R
P5Q3 P45+ICH10R
P5Q PRO Turbo P45+ICH10R
P5Q PRO P45+ICH10R



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