ASUS Unleashes the Ultimate Hardware Combination for the New AMD Phenom Processors Stephen Fung November 19, 2007 Press Release Fremont, California (November 19) – ASUS®, worldwide leader in component and notebook design and manufacturing, today announced a combination of motherboard and graphics cards based on the new AMD 790FX chipset and ATI Radeon™ HD3800 series GPUs to deliver a next-generation DirectX® 10 gaming experience. Designed to complement the AMD Phenom™ processors to form the ultimate Spider platform, the new M3A32-MVP Deluxe/WiFi-AP motherboard and the EAH3850/3870 graphics cards feature the latest AMD technologies and supports Quad Crossfire™. “The combination of the new technologies from AMD and legendary engineering from ASUS creates a potent platform for enthusiasts. The scalable hardware design means our common customers benefit from both the performance and the upgradeability stand points,” commented Timothy Lin, Director of Product Management at ASUS Computer International. Unique Motherboard Design Results in Superb Stability Traditional thermal solutions for memory modules, like memory heat spreaders, only dissipate heat away from the modules; but the heat is still trapped within the system itself. ASUS’ exclusive Cool Mempipe effectively transfers the heat generated by the memory chips to the heat sink near the back I/O ports, where it can be effectively dissipated by existing airflows within the system. The ASUS revolutionary memory heat pipe solution lowers the memory temperatures by up to 10°C in water cooled systems and up to 5°C in air cooled systems, resulting in a more stable computing environment. To accommodate all memory build types, its flexible design makes it compatible with single or double-sided memory modules (with or without heat spreaders). Overclocking Taken to the Next Level To allow maximum overclocking without system crashes, the ASUS exclusive Precision Tweaker 2 technology lets users adjust the NB, 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 overcloking performance possible. The M3A Series of Motherboards The ASUS M3A series includes the M3A32-MVP Deluxe/WiFi-AP and the M3A. Both motherboards support the HyperTransport™ 3 (HT3) system bus, new PCI Express 2.0 graphics interface, and the AMD Phenom quad-core processors. They also incorporate a host of features including: ASUS Q-Shield for easy installation, AI Gear 2 to maximize CPU power usage, and Quiet Thermal Solutions for improved stability and a cooler operating environment. As part of this potent combination of performance hardware, the new EAH3850/G/HTDI/256MB and EAH3870/G/HTDI/512MB graphics cards take full advantage of ATI Radeon HD 3850 and 3870 graphics processing units. Both units are designed to provide a feature-rich DirectX 10 (DX10) gaming experience and the best multimedia playback. With the integrated SmartDoctor feature, users will have the option to overclock the Shader Clock for even better graphical performance. The ASUS EAH3850 and EAH3870 come bundled with the hottest DX10 game, Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts. Overclock the Shader Clock with New SmartDoctor ASUS garners yet another “World’s first” with the new SmartDoctor by providing an overclocking utility that is able to tweak the Shader Clock on GPUs. With this application, users will be able to overclock the Shader Clock and Engine Clock independently, resulting in astonishing performance boosts without the hassles of rebooting or re-flashing their BIOS. PCI Express 2.0 and up to 512MB Onboard Memory for Best Graphical OutputThe ASUS EAH3850/G/HTDI/256MB and EAH3870/G/HTDI/512MB support both PCI Express and PCI Express 2.0, enabling users to enjoy double the data rate of the popular serial bus. With up to 512MB of on-board memory, hardware performance is greatly enhanced allowing users to fully enjoy games or movies without lag or stuttering. Exclusive ASUS GamerOSD for Versatile Graphics Control The Radeon 3800 series of cards comes with the exclusive ASUS GamerOSD, a utility that unleashes the true power of ASUS graphics cards. This feature is able to deliver GPU overclocking from on-screen displays during games: allowing users real-time performance upgrades on the fly. Additionally, it also provides users with the option to record live gaming action or live broadcasting over the Internet with ease. World Exclusive Hottest DX10 Game Bundle: Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts is the next installment in this highly-rated strategy franchise, delivering an unprecedented level of realism all the while revealing a darker, more brutal war. Boasting enhanced lighting effects, mission persistence, improved vehicle and soldier AI, as well as enhanced physics and a dynamic weather system, this game will set new standards in visual realism for the RTS genre as a whole. Coupled with the powerful performance of the EAH3850 and EAH3870 series, gamers will be able to fully enjoy the graphical spectacle that the game offers. The new M3A32-MVP Deluxe WiFi-AP, the EAH3850/G/HTDI/256MB and the EAH3870/G/HTDI/512MB are shipping this week in North America. For more information on the products, go to http://usa.asus.com/products.aspx . For more information on where to buy, visit http://usa.asus.com/wheretobuy.aspx . 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, ASUS has ranked among the 100 largest companies in North America for 10 consecutive years according to BusinessWeek InfoTech 100. In 2006, ASUS reported an annual revenue of $17.4 billion dollars and shipped more than 55 million motherboards – representing one in three 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 Service in 2006. Share This With The World!