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Asus Rog Maximus Formula Motherboard

Posted by computerandlaptops on August 13, 2008

Asus Rog Maximus Formula Motherboard

ASUS ROG Maximus II Formula Motherboard for Gaming Enthusiastic

Asus released the new ASUS ROG Maximus II Formula series motherboard. Equipped with an Intel P45 chipset and supporting DDRII memory.
[/raw] ASUS ROG Maximus II Formula Features

A Taiwanese forum has got their hands of several high-quality pictures of the upcoming Asus Republic of Gamers, Maximus Formula motherboard. It’s got a massive heatsink covering the chipset and it’s connected to another heatsink that vents the heat out of the case via the I/O panel. There are several heatpipes connecting the various heatsinks on the motherboard, but it looks like Asus has gone for a traditional PWM design instead of using a digital PWM design like DFI, which takes up a lot less space on the board.

The board itself doesn’t look that amazing though, it’s got two x16 PCI Express 2.0 slots, two x1 slots and a third black slot for Asus audio riser card, as well as two PCI slots. Around the back are six USB ports, a FireWire port, a PS/2 port for a keyboard, two Ethernet connectors and S/PDIF out connectors, but no eSATA which is a real bummer.

 

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ASUS ROG Maximus II Formula Specs:

CPU – LGA775 socket for Intel® Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Quad / Core™2 Duo /

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 – 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)
LAN – Dual Gigabit LAN controllers, both featuring AI NET2

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
– LCD Poster
– Onboard Switches: Power / Reset / Cls CMOS (at rear)

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