FREMONT, CA (June 23, 2008) – ASUS, worldwide leader in component and notebook design and manufacturing, today releases the ASUS ROG Maximus II Formula motherboard. Based on the Intel P45/ICH10R chipset and featuring an ASUS-exclusive SupremeFX X-Fi sound card, this cutting-edge motherboard equips gamers with the necessary performance and features for the ultimate gaming experience. Available immediately through authorized ASUS North American dealers at an introductory MSRP of $289 USD, the new Maximus II Formula extends the ROG philosophy to deliver ground-breaking performance, uncompromised stability and unique features.

High-Fidelity Audio with ASUS SupremeFX X-Fi Sound Card
The Republic of Gamers is dedicated to delivering unsurpassed gaming experiences for serious gamers, starting with crystal-clear 3D surround sound. Each Maximus II Formula motherboard comes equipped with a SupremeFX X-Fi sound card that takes full advantage of the ADI 2000B audio codec, the Creative X-Fi suite, CMSS3D and the Crystalizer technologies. SupremeFX X-Fi natively supports the EAX standard to produce top-notch virtual 3D surround sound.

Boost CPU Performance with CPU Level Up
With CPU Level Up, gamers can overclock the processor with ease, gaining an additional competitive edge. Once in the BIOS, gamers need only select their desired CPU speed and the system does the rest, fine-tuning the processor and running it at the desired speed with uncompromised stability.

Extreme Engine Design for Exceptional Performance
ASUS’ legendary engineering produced the new ROG Extreme Engine – a next-generation multi-phase power design that provides additional overclocking headroom for extreme computing situations. Based on a 16-phase power design for the CPU, 2-phase for memory and 3-phase for the north bridge; the Extreme Engine provides users with additional voltage options in the BIOS. With only the best quality components, Extreme Engine helps dissipate the load among 16 capacitors as opposed to 8, resulting in more stable power distribution to the various components. This in turn results in a more reliable operating environment; while also improving power efficiency up to 96%. In addition, automatic power management technology ensures that less energy is wasted and less heat is produced.

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About ASUS
ASUS is a leading company in the new digital era. With a global staff of more than eight thousand and a world-class R&D design team, the company’s revenue for 2007 was $6.9 billion U.S. dollars.ASUS ranks among the top 10 IT companies in BusinessWeek’s “InfoTech 100,” andhas been on the listing for 11 consecutive years. ASUS was also selected by the Wall Street Journal Asia as No.1 in quality and serviceinTaiwan.

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