Fremont, CA (March 7, 2011) – ASUS is excited to announce availability of its highly acclaimed and award winning series of P67 and H67 B3 revision motherboards that have garnered critical praise from technical media outlets, industry veterans and users alike. Since the launch of Intel’s 2nd Generation Core (Sandy Bridge) Processors, ASUS has led the industry in performance, reliability, ensured functionality and superior features with its supporting motherboards. This impressive track record continues with the B3 revision motherboards that features Intel’s latest update to its 6 Series (Cougar Point) chipset. Besides the B3 revision update, ASUS provides the latest in digital power design and delivery with its DIGI+VRM design, the latest UEFI design with advanced support for new hardware features, industry leading I/O connectivity options, and superior monitoring and user control capabilities in the new AI Suite II software package.
ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 2 with DIGI+VRM – Setting a new standard of digital power design and power delivery
Consumers and technology media have welcomed the latest innovations in ASUS’ P67-based motherboards since their launch, and B3 revision models are set to continue this trend. One of the biggest attractions has been the second-generation Dual Intelligent Processors 2 architecture with ASUS’ exclusive DIGI+ VRM power delivery system. This exclusive ASUS architecture offers revolutionary digital CPU voltage regulation for improved reliability, stability and performance not available with yesterday’s analog technology.
These new motherboards also feature Dual Intelligent Processors 2 technology, which consists of twin embedded co-processors that ensure optimized energy consumption and enhanced performance controls not available in other motherboards. Consisting of the Energy Processing Unit (EPU) and TurboV Processing Unit (TPU), this unique technology delivers a potent combination of streamlined system-wide energy consumption and enhanced PC performance.
The DIGI+ VRM design sets a new standard in digital power management. DIGI+ VRM replaces analog voltage regulator module (VRM) controllers with a digital programmable microprocessor that fully integrates Intel’s VRD 12 CPU power delivery system to eliminate digital-analog conversion used on competing P67 motherboards with outdated analog power delivery systems. Since it is designed with 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors in mind, DIGI+ VRM improves PC performance from the ground up, increasing overclocking capabilities while improving power efficiency, system stability and reliability.
AiSuite II with DIGI+ VRM Controls – Putting easy to use yet advanced hardware level controls and monitoring into users hands
The Digi+ VRM provides leading performance in regards to power delivery, transient response, temperature and flexibility for adjustment. This gives users an unprecedented amount of control over the fine-tuning of their PC. Overclocking is simple, easy and stable with the dynamic real-time Auto Tune overclock mode in AiSuite II. Enthusiasts can fine tune their systems using advanced controls in AiSuite II that include five fine-tuning modes offering increased precision for loadline, CPU current, VRM frequency, power-phase and duty control settings. Enhanced digital controls allow users to make extremely precise adjustments for increased efficiency and overclocking potential compared to analog solutions. The degree of flexibility and reliability offered by AiSuite II gives users access to a new standard of control and monitoring and ensures ASUS P8P67 series motherboards are the ideal platform for the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors.
UEFI Bios Replacement – User-friendly, intuitive graphic interface
The exclusive ASUS UEFI BIOS provides users with an industry leading intuitive graphical interface for control over both basic and advanced BIOS settings with mouse or keyboard input. Changing system settings becomes more accessible and much easier than with traditional text-based BIOS versions, as consumers can choose between different levels of tuning, from EZ Mode for basic settings, monitoring and boot device selection to advanced mode all for extensive adjustment and customization of performance board level parameters.
Industry leading I/O Connectivity – BT GO! Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and Intel LAN
BT GO! is another ASUS exclusive feature, combining seven Bluetooth modes in one easy to use interface within the award winning AiSuite II. With consumers operating more and more wireless devices, especially smart phones and tablets that require seamless integration via their PC’s, ASUS has crafted BT GO! to meet this demand right on the motherboard; no additional adapters required. BT GO! is a hardware based Bluetooth 2.1+EDR controller that offers advanced functionality within AiSuite II like BT Net (internet sharing), Music Player/Streaming, Folder/Contact Sync and also offers general peripheral connectivity for mice, keyboards or headsets speakers. In addition to BT GO!, USB3 and additional SATA6G ports ASUS is also implements the native Intel Gigabit Ethernet controller on select P8P67 Series of motherboards. The Intel controller distinguishes itself with superior throughput, large packet performance and reduces CPU utilization; lastly its software support for varied applications and environments is unmatched within the industry. These implementations continue to show why ASUS is at the forefront of the industry in providing leading I/O connectivity options on its motherboard.