— The latest NVIDIA 3-way SLI capable motherboard is complemented by the energy-saving ASUS Energy Processing Unit —
FREMONT, CA (December 17, 2007) – ASUS®, worldwide leader in component and notebook design and manufacturing, today released the ASUS P5N-T Deluxe motherboard. This cutting-edge motherboard takes full advantage of the NVIDIA™ nForce 780i SLI™ MCP (media communication processor) and supports the new ESA (Enthusiast System Architecture). ESA is a new open standard to allow real-time monitoring, communication and control of system thermal, electrical, acoustic and operating characteristics to achieve highest system performance. To deliver the most immersive PC gaming experience, the new P5N-T Deluxe motherboard provides native support for 3-way SLI technology or SLI in dual x16 mode, allowing flexible system configuration while ensuring blistering-fast graphics performance. Keeping energy consumption under check, the world’s first on-board EPU (Energy Processing Unit) digitally monitors CPU power usage and adjusts it with improved VRM efficiency to deliver up to 60% energy savings.
Top-Notch Graphics Performance for Gaming Enthusiasts
The NVIDIA 3-Way SLI technology takes advantage of the increased bandwidth of the PCI Express 2.0 bus and features intelligent hardware and software to allow three graphics cards to work together. The end result is gamers can experience earth-shattering yet scalable performance, over twice the performance over a single GPU system.
Revolutionary Energy-Saving Motherboard Design
The proprietary EPU is the first hardware based intelligent power-saving IC controller. This next generation energy saving chip utilizes innovative logic to digitally monitor and adjust the CPU power supply with improved VRM efficiency. Depending on the application, the motherboard intelligently adjusts the power usage in real time to maximize energy efficiency without compromising performance or user experience. Under a heavy load on the processor, EPU automatically provides the component with more power in order to carry out the tasks seamlessly. And when the system is running low intensity applications, EPU can save up to 60% of the CPU power.
Improved Power Efficiency with Third Generation 8-phase Power Design
With ASUS’ industry-leading third generation 8-phase VRM design, users can expect up to a 7% improvement in power efficiency. Thanks to the utilization of high quality power components that include low RDS (on) MOSFETs for minimum switching loss and lower temperatures, Ferrite core chokes with lower hysteresis loss, and high quality conductive polymer capacitors for a longer component lifespan, users benefit by being able to overclock higher and still expect rock solid stability.
Robust BIOS with a Rich Set of Overclocking Options
ASUS Precision Tweaker 2 allows the user to adjust the NB Voltage, FSB termination Voltage, CPU PLL Voltage and the DRAM Voltage in increments of 0.02v – twice as precise as the competition. By having the fine adjustments, users are more likely to enjoy overclocking success.
The ASUS P5N-T Deluxe motherboard will be available through ASUS North American authorized dealers soon. For more information on the motherboard, go to http://usa.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=11.