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ASUS Utilizes New Processors and Built-in Parallel Computing Support to Deliver Incredible Performance

Taipei, Sept 8, 2009 - (ACN Newswire) - ASUS, the leading provider of innovative motherboard solutions, today unveiled the ASUS P7P55 WS SuperComputer motherboard. Built around the Intel P55 Express chipset, it features the new LGA1156 socket for next-generation Intel Core i5 processors and DDR3-2133 (O.C.) memory for outstanding yet cost-effective performance. To enable multiple-GPU rendering, the motherboard supports both 3-way and 2-way graphics card configurations based on SLI or CrossFireX technology. Additionally, it leverages the NVIDIA CUDA parallel computing architecture to support three NVIDIA Tesla cards and one NVIDIA Quadro card for 250* times more computing power.

Stunning Graphics with Flexible Multi-GPU Capabilities Powered by SLI or CrossFireX Technology

The ASUS P7P55 WS SuperComputer motherboard provides incredible graphics flexibility by supporting either 3-way or 2-way multi-GPU solutions via both SLI and CrossFireX technology. Users can install up to three SLI-capable GeForce graphics cards at x16, x8, and x8 connection speeds, or two graphics cards at true x16 connection speeds. Alternatively, users can also use CrossFireX for a multi-GPU setup. These flexible options give users incredible graphics performance and enhanced scalability from asingle motherboard platform.

Massive Computing Power with CUDA Parallel Processing

With NVIDIA Tesla GPU support, the ASUS P7P55 WS SuperComputer provides the foundation for users to build a cost-effective personal supercomputer. The systemleverages the NVIDIA CUDA parallel computing architecture for a massive performance boost from four graphic cards: three NVIDIA Tesla cards and one NVIDIA Quadro card. This generates four teraflops of computing power 50 times of a standard PC-from 960 parallel processing cores. Thus, the P7P55 WS SuperComputer is suited for virtualization and heavy workload computing in the life sciences, engineering, financial modeling, and electronic design automation fields.

Extra Performance Boost with TurboV EVO-enhanced Overclocking

With ASUS TurboV EVO-a user-friendly hardware utility-both novice and hardcore overclockers can easily unleash the full potential of the CPU. Only a few easy adjustments are required to increase performance. Additionally, the TurboV Easy mode automatically optimizes voltage settings for users to achieve the most extreme yet stable performance gains. Features such as Auto Tuning also accelerates CPU speeds by up to 22.2% and memory access rates by up to 14.8% with just a button press and no additional investments.

Optimized Efficiency with Xtreme Phase and T.Probe Technology

With unique ASUS Hybrid Phase technology-comprising Xtreme Phase power delivery and dynamic T.Probe phase balancing-the P7P55 WSSuperComputer motherboard gives users a stable and ultra-cool platform to run extreme workloads. Xtreme Phase features auto-frequency switching and breakthrough 16+3 power management with independent VRM for enhanced power efficiency and phenomenalheat dissipation, while the intelligent T.Probe microchip detects and actively balances phase temperatures around the active core-for the ultimate in cool operations.

Improved Memory Compatibility with MemOK!

The MemOK! microchip eliminates possible memory issues by improving compatibility with different memory. To ensure a smooth bootup, users simply press an easy-to-access button whenever an indicator alerts them of an incompatible memory installation. This initiates the loading of safesettings that facilitates bootup with basic functionality.

Hybrid OS for Rapid Online Access and Windows 7 Support

The P7P55 WS SuperComputer features Hybrid OS which comprises ASUS Express Gate and Microsoft Windows. Express Gate integrates with Internet utilities, serving as a one-stop gateway to online applications. Users can Skype, play online interactive games, view photos or instant message their friends from a single platform and rapidly get online within 5 seconds** after boot up.Express Gate also supports 14 languages for better usability. The P7P55 WS SuperComputer also comes with Windows 7-compatible drivers for an easy Windows 7 upgrade.

P7P55 WS SuperComputer Specifications
    Model                        P6TD Deluxe
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  CPU Socket        1 x LGA1156 socket for Intel Xeon 3400 series, Core
                    i7/Core i5
                    Supports Intel Turbo Boost Technology
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   Chipset          Intel P55 Express Chipset
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  System Bus        Up to 6400 MT/s
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   Memory           4 DIMMs, supporting up to 16GB DDR3
                    2133(O.C.)*/1600/1333MHz
                    Non-ECC, un-buffered memory
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 Power Phase        16 + 3
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Expansion Slots     2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (@ x16 or x8)
                    2 x PCIe2.0 x16 (@ x8)
                    1 x PCIe x16 (@ x4)
                    1 x PCIe x1 (@ x1)
                    1 x PCI
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  Multi-GPU         Supports 3-way/2-way NVIDIA Geforce SLI techonology
                    Supports ATI CrossFireX technology, up to Quad CrossFireX
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 CUDA Support       Support up to 4 NVIDIA GPUs
3 NVIDIA Tesla cards + 1 NVIDIA Quadro fX5800 card up 
                    to 960 cores
                    Each core delivers one teraflop of processing power
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Storage          6 x SATA 3Gb/s
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 Gigabit LAN        2
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    Audio           8-channel output, DTS encoding
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Other I/O ports     1*PS/2, 1*IEEE1394a, 2*LAN, 8*USB, 1*Optical S/PDIF out, 
                    1*Coaxial S/PDIF out
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     USB            14 USB 2.0 ports (8 ports at back panel, 6 ports 
                    at mid-board)
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    1394a2 ports (one at back panel, one at mid-board)
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  Form Factor       ATX Form Factor, 12 inches x 9.6 inches (30.5cm x 24.5cm)
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* Performance numbers are dependent on operating conditions.
** The actual boot time may vary according to configuration and model.
Specifications are subject to change without prior notice. Please visit www.asus.com for more details.


ASUS Motherboards: No.1 in the World

ASUS is the No.1 motherboard brand in the world, commanding the biggest market share globally. Today, one in every three computers houses an ASUS Motherboard. ASUS is the pioneer of numerous innovations that have goneon to become industry standards. Recent examples include the Xtreme Phase power design, Stack Cool 3+ PCB, and anti-EMI shielding for safe operations. With its decades of expertise and dedication to pushing the envelope of motherboard design, ASUS is poised to continue leading the industry in motherboard performance, safety and reliability. About ASUSTeK Computer Inc.

ASUS is a leading company in the new digital era. With a global staff of more than ten thousand and a world-class R&D design team, the company's revenue for 2008 was 8.1 billion U.S. dollars. ASUS ranks among BusinessWeek's "InfoTech 100", and has been on the listing for 12 consecutive years. Please visit www.asus.com

Source: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.

Contact:
ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
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TEL: 886 2 2894-3447 ext 5911
E-mail: [email protected]
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