Feeds

Asus orders Commando into action

Overclockers targeted

Reducing security risks from open source software

Asus has announced its overclocker-friendly Commando motherboard, a product based on Intel's P965 chipset and which allows users to turn their PCs' frontside bus and memory clocks up to 2.28GHz and 1.3GHz, respectively.

asus commando r.o.g motherboard

The Commando supports up to 8GB of dual-channel DDR 2 SDRAM and provides a pair of PCI Express x8 for AMD CrossFire multi-GPU gaming. The board will take any of today's Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme processors, and is ready for Intel's upcoming four-core Core 2 Quad.

The board will also play host to six 3Gbps SATA drives and two parallel ATA units. It has four USB ports, two Gigabit Ethernet connectors, a 400Mbps Firwire port, S/PDIF co-ax and optical output, and four regular PCI slots.

For overclockers, the Commando is designed to work with an eight-phase capacitor-less power supply, Asus said, for a high level of stability. The board also features a back-panel LCD which displays the ID of any process that's caused the system to crash. The mobo also has on-board power, reset and CMOS clear buttons.

Asus didn't say when the Commando is due to go on sale, or what it will cost. We understand it's likely to retail for around £165 ($322/€246) inc VAT. ®

Related reviews

Intel vs AMD - integrated graphics shoot-out
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 quad-core CPU
Abit AW9D-Max 975X-based mobo
Supermicro PDSBA G965-based mobo
MSI P965 Neo-F Core 2 Duo mobo
Asus P5B Deluxe Wi-Fi AP motherboard
Biostar TForce P965 Deluxe

Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable

More from The Register

next story
Child diagnosed as allergic to iPad
Apple's fondleslab is the tablet dermatitis sufferers won't want to take
Microsoft takes on Chromebook with low-cost Windows laptops
Redmond's chief salesman: We're taking 'hard' decisions
For Lenovo US, 8-inch Windows tablets are DEAD – long live 8-inch Windows tablets
Reports it's killing off smaller slabs are greatly exaggerated
Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months
The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia
Seventh-gen SPARC silicon will accelerate Oracle databases
Uncle Larry's mutually-optimised stack to become clearer in August
EU dons gloves, pokes Google's deals with Android mobe makers
El Reg cops a squint at investigatory letters
prev story

Whitepapers

Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.