Taipei, Taiwan; April 18, 2005 – ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (ASUS), the worldwide leader of motherboards, today introduced the P5WD2 Premium motherboard based on the newly released Intel 955X chipset. To provide a computing solution that blends into users’ daily life, the all-new motherboard incorporated ASUS Intelligence (AI) features, which delivers enhancements in TV functions, wireless connection, noiseless cooling and automatic performance adjustment. Combined with support for the dual-core CPU platform, the P5WD2 Premium is a complete package made for complex multi-tasking and a comfortable computing experience.
“The P5WD2 Premium with AI Life Features brings lifestyle and personal computing together. It’s excellent for entertainment with Digital TV connection and Dolby audio, and increases productivity with the latest processing technology and wireless networking,” said Joe Hsieh, Director of ASUS Motherboard Business. “We don’t want people to change their way of life for a computer. Instead, let us improve the quality of your life.”
Intel 955X chipset
The Intel 955X is the latest chipset designed to support maximum 8GB dual-channel DDR2 667 architecture, 1066/800 FSB (front-side-bus), PCI Express x16 graphics and dual-core CPU. Easily build an entertainment PC or create a multimedia environment with its exceptionally high bandwidth. Together with the 4 Serial ATA ports enabled through the SATA 3Gb/s RAID controller integrated in the ICH7R Southbridge, the Intel 955X satisfies multi-task processing and data security.
Enjoy the extraordinary power of the dual-core CPU. The advanced processing technology contains two physical CPU cores with individually dedicated L2 Caches to satisfy the rising demand for more processing power. To attain top memory performance, ASUS engineers successfully unleashed the true potential of DDR2 memory. Native DDR2 800 support maximizes system performance by eliminating the bottleneck when overclocking both the CPU and memory.
Universal PCI Express
The Universal PCI Express technology offers utilization flexibility of the Southbridge PCI Express interface. It enables users to plug in an additional PCI Express graphics card to set up a dual graphics card platform on a single motherboard. ASUS’ own smart quick switch further detects how users installed their PCI Express devices, and intelligently reroutes the PCI Express lanes for optimized bandwidth allocation.
Chipsets: Intel 955X/ICH7R
Memory: DDR2 800/677/533
Expansion: 1 x PCIe x16, 1 x Universal PCIe (up to x4 mode), 1 x PCIe x1, 3 x PCI slots
6 Serial ATA 3Gb/s ports including 1 external port
DTV (DVB-T)/Analog TV/FM Radio (optional)
For more details on the ASUS P5WD2 Premium motherboard and ASUS AI Life Features, please visit the company homepage at www.asus.com.