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ASUS ROG Maximus II Formula with Supreme FX X-Fi Delivers Ultimate Gaming Experiences

Catering to gamers who want to enjoy the ultimate in gaming experiences, ASUS, world leader in motherboard production, has released the new ASUS ROG Maximus II Formula series motherboard. Equipped with an Intel P45 chipset and supporting DDRII memory, this cutting-edge piece of hardware provides exceptional gaming performances to suit gamers of today. It can also deliver outstanding audio quality through an innovatively designed SupremeFX X-Fi audio card; while the inclusion of the innovative CPU Level Up technology allows gamers to obtain flexible CPU boosts - without any complicated setups. Additionally, the Extreme Engine power design provides stable voltages for reliable operations - making this motherboard the ultimate gamer's choice.

High-Fidelity Environmental Sounds with SupremeFX X-Fi

The Republic of Gamers (ROG) is dedicated to delivering unsurpassed gaming experiences for the serious gamer. In the ROG Maximus II Formula, the bundled new SupremeFX X-Fi audio card provides gamers with life-like sound effects and 3D surround sounds to fully immerse them into their games. With an emphasis on high quality design, the Supreme FX X-Fi utilizes the ADI 2000B audio codec, Creative X-Fi suite, CMSS3D and Crystalizer technologies, and authentic EAX sound effects to produce top-notch virtual 3D surround sounds to bring gamers one step closer to "being really there" in their games.

Easily Upgrade CPUs with CPU Level Up

With CPU Level Up, gamers will be able to easily obtain CPU boosts to suit their gaming needs. All they have to do is select their desired CPU model from a list in the BIOS. Once it is chosen, the system will do the rest of the work and fine-tune the original processor to run at the speed of the desired CPU. Obtaining CPU boosts never been as easier!

Extreme Engine Design for Exceptional Performance

ASUS' legendary engineering prowess has culminated in the new ROG Extreme Engine - a next-generation multi-phase power design that provides additional overclocking headroom for extreme user experiences. Comprising of a 16-phase power design for the CPU, 2-phase for memory and 3-phase for the north bridge; Extreme Engine will provide users with additional voltage options in the BIOS for higher performances. With only the best quality components used, stable power to components provides reliable operations; while a power efficiency of up to 96% and automatic power management ensure less energy is wasted and less heat produced - allowing gamers to enjoy the most stable potentials for the ultimate gaming experience.


Specifications
CPU LGA775 socket for Intel® Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Quad / Core™2 Duo / Pentium® dual-core/Celeron® dual-core /Celeron® Processors
Chipset Intel® P45/ICH10R with Intel® Fast Memory Access Technology
System Bus 1600/1333/1066/800 MHz
Memory Dual-channel memory architecture max.16GB, DDR2-1200/1066/800/667 MHz, non-ECC and un-buffered memory
Expansion Slots - 2 * PCIe2.0 x16 slots
- 3 * PCIe x1 slots (the PCIEx1_1 (black) is compatible with audio slot)
- 2 * PCI 2.2 slots
Storage ICH10R Southbridge:
- 6 *Z SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports
Marvell® 88SE6121 controller:
- 1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66/33 for up to 2 PATA devices
- 1 x External SATA 3.0 Gb/s port (SATA On-the-Go)
Silicon Image Sil5723
- 2 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports
LAN Dual Gigabit LAN controllers, both featuring AI NET2
High Definition Audio SupremeFX X-Fi Audio Card:
- ADI® AD2000B 8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Creative X-Fi capability
- X-Fi interface Coaxial/Optical S/PDIF out ports
USB max.12 USB 2.0 ports(6 ports at mid-board, 6 ports at back panel)
ROG Exclusive Overclocking Features Pin Fin Thermal Module Extreme Engine:
- 16-phase power design for CPU
- 3-phase power design for north bridge
- 2-phase power design for memory Extreme Tweaker
- CPU Level Up
ROG Special Features - LCD Poster
- Onboard Switches: Power / Reset / Cls CMOS (at rear)
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ASUS, the world's top 3 consumer notebook vendor and the maker of the world's best selling and most award winning motherboards, is a leading enterprise in the new digital era. ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home, office and person, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktops, Eee Box and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, tablet devices, servers, multimedia and wireless solutions, networking devices, and mobile phones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 3,398 awards in 2010, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC™. With a global staff of more than 10,000 and a world-class R&D team of 3,000 engineers, the company's revenue for 2010 was around US$10.1 billion.