FREMONT, CA (January 21, 2008) – ASUS®, worldwide leader in component and notebook design and manufacturing, today released the Striker II Formula motherboard. This cutting-edge motherboard is the latest in ASUS’ Republic of Gamers line and takes full advantage of the NVIDIA™ nForce 780i SLI™ MCP (Media Communications Processor). To deliver the most immersive PC gaming experience, the new Striker II Formula motherboard provides support for 3-way SLI technology, resulting in amazingly fast game-play.

Republic of Gamers (ROG)

The Republic of Gamers is for the best of the best. Sporting the best hardware engineering, the fastest performance, and the most innovative ideas, we welcome the best gamers to join. Extending the ROG tradition, the new Striker II Formula features superb overclocking capability and a rich feature set that includes the SupremeFX II audio card.

A Future-Proof Gaming Platform

The Striker II Formula supports the latest Intel® Core™2 processors, including the next generation 45nm multi-core processors with Front Side Bus (FSB) up to 1333MHz.

Today’s games demand the most powerful graphics solutions available. Able to run up to three graphics cards in 3-way SLI, the Striker II Formula is the perfect motherboard for hardcore gaming enthusiasts who demand the most from their rigs. NVIDIA’s 3-Way SLI technology takes advantage of the increased bandwidth of the PCI Express 2.0 bus and features intelligent hardware and software solutions allowing up to three graphics cards to work together seamlessly. This results in performance that’s both scalable while offering more than twice the performance of a single GPU system.

Overclocking Taken to the Next Level

To allow maximum overclocking without system crashes, the ASUS exclusive Extreme Tweaker technology lets users adjust the north bridge (NB), south bridge (SB), and DRAM voltages in 0.02v increments. By adjusting the voltages in smaller increments, users can safely achieve the highest voltage the system supports, resulting in the best overclocking performance possible.

COP EX (Component Overheat Protection – EX)

Overclock with confidence. The COP EX allows overclockers to increase chipset voltages without having to worry about overheating. It can also be used to monitor and in extreme cases, save an overheating graphics card. The ASUS COP EX gives enthusiasts more freedom to overclock with fewer constraints.

Voltiminder LED

When overclocking, over-voltage adjustments are crucial, but they can be risky. Similar to a tachometer’s “red zone”, the Voltiminder LED displays the voltage status for the CPU, NB, SB, and memory in an intuitive color-coded fashion.

ASUS C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall)

In the unfortunate instance that the system crashes due to an overclocking failure, the days of having to open the computer case to clear CMOS data are in the past. Just restart the system, the BIOS will show the previous setting and users can simply adjust the CPU settings again to restart the PC.

Extreme Tweaker

Extreme Tweakers is the one stop shop to fine-tune your system for optimal performance. Frequency adjustments, over-voltage options, and memory timing settings can all be adjusted in one easy place.

ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit)

The ASUS EPU utilizes innovative technology to digitally monitor and tune the CPU power supply with improved VR responses in heavy or light loadings. It automatically provides power for higher performance and can improve efficiency by 7% when the PC is running low intensity applications. Working together with AI Gear 3, this can help you attain the best possible power efficiency, resulting in energy savings of close to 60%.

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The ASUS Striker II Formula motherboard is available now through ASUS North American authorized dealers. For more information on the motherboard, please visit http://usa.asus.com.

About ASUS

ASUS is a world class leader in design and manufacture of 3C total solutions. With a global staff of more than 100,000 and an award-winning R&D design team, BusinessWeek’s “InfoTech 100”has ranked ASUS among the top 100 technology companies in the world for ten straight years. In 2006, ASUS reported annual revenue of $17.4 billion dollars and shipped over 55 million motherboards – representing 1 in 3 PCs sold in the world during that year. With its innovative product designs, legendary quality and superb customer support, ASUS took home the honor from Wall Street Asia as the Number 1 Manufacturer in Quality and Services in 2006.

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