Feeds

Asus readies Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Extreme mobo

Pitched at digital lifestyle PCs

Business security measures using SSL

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. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Oi, Tim Cook. Apple Watch. I DARE you to tell me, IN PERSON, that it's secure
State attorney demands Apple CEO bows the knee to him
4K-ing excellent TV is on its way ... in its own sweet time, natch
For decades Hollywood actually binned its 4K files. Doh!
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
DARPA-backed jetpack prototype built to make soldiers run faster
4 Minute Mile project hatched to speed up tired troops
Hey, Mac fanbois. HGST wants you drooling over its HUGE desktop RACK
What vast digital media repository could possibly need 64 TERABYTES?
Apple Pay is a tidy payday for Apple with 0.15% cut, sources say
Cupertino slurps 15 cents from every $100 purchase
Apple's ONE LESS THING: the iPod Classic disappears
RIP 2001 – 2014. MP3 player beloved of millions. Killed by cloud
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
Protecting users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking attacks with SSL
Discussing the vulnerabilities inherent in Wi-Fi networks, and how using TLS/SSL for your entire site will assure security.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.