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Asus readies Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Extreme mobo

Pitched at digital lifestyle PCs

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Intel has yet to ship either its Core 2 Duo or its Core 2 Extreme processors, but that hasn't stopped Asus from announcing a motherboard that will support both of the upcoming CPUs.

The P5W DH Deluxe motherboard is based on Intel's 975X North Bridge and ICH-7R South Bridge. Asus' board will host an 800MHz or 1066MHz frontside bus and 667MHz or 800MHz DDR 2 SDRAM in dual-channel configuration with Intel's Memory Pathline Technology (MPT).

The board supports ATI's CrossFire multi-GPU system with a pair of x16 PCI Express slots. It also has a pair of x1 PCI Express slots and three PCI connectors. It can handle up to ten internal 3Gbps Serial ATA drives in RAID 0, 1 or 5 mode courtesy of the ICH-7R's SATA controller and a separate Silicon Image SATA chip. It also has an external SATA port.

The P5W DH Deluxe has a pair of Gigabit Ethernet ports and Asus' own WLAN adaptor. The board has and eight-channel HD audio sub-system with Dolby Prologic IIX, Dolby Headphone, Dolby Virtual Speaker and Dolby Digital Live certification. The board can conveniently route signals from its microphone port to the headphone socket without the system running, allowing MP3 players to be connected to its speakers.

Pitched at digital lifestyle systems, the Asus mobo ships with its own remote control unit. The board itself has been designed with an eight-phase PSU in mind and to be cooled using heatpipes rather than fans.

There's no word yet on pricing or availability. ®

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