Saturday, September 09, 2006

Press Release: ASUS P5W64 Professional Workstation Motherboard Incorporates Quad-PCI Express Architecture for Multiple Display Computing

Ha, it's lame. For some reason, I missed posting this one and I knew it before it became live. The reason? This news press was never posted on the Asus* Global Site, not even in Asus* Australia, and yep, not Asus* Taiwan. It is posted over at Asus* Philippines, the least place I check my updates from Asus. I mean hey, let's face it, PH doesn't have too many enthusiast nor company that may use this board and yet this is posted there, the last place I'll ever check for the latest updates. Oh well, I guess somehow it's a good thing, the PH site get promoted in away. Anyway, expand for more if you would like to see the full specs. This board is one of the best board out there in the Workstation arena, but also suitable for overclockers. Expand for more..

ASUS P5W64 Professional Workstation Motherboard Incorporates Quad-PCI Express Architecture for Multiple Display Computing

Taipei, Taiwan; August 31, 2006 – ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (ASUS), the worldwide leader of motherboards, today introduced the P5W64 WS Professional workstation-class motherboard, nicknamed the Wall Street Quartet. It supports the quad-PCI Express architecture, enabling a system to connect up to eight monitors.

Based on the Intel 975X chipset and supporting the Intel Core2 CPU (and future multi-core CPUs), the P5W64 WS Professional provides powerful computing and superior scalability for computing demands of today and tomorrow.

Ideal for Multiple-Displays
Aptly nicknamed the Wall Street Quartet, the P5W64 WS Professional comes equipped with four PCI Express slots, enabling a system to accommodate up to eight monitors. The new motherboard is ideal for the finance sector, where multiple monitors are necessary to watch the market, or professionals in other fields requiring similar display needs. The PCI Express slots support high-speed input/output control cards as well, providing excellent flexibility and compatibility that make the P5W64 WS Professional a unique solution.

Superb Platform for 975X Chipset and Dual-Core Processing
Based on the Intel 975X chipset, the P5W64 WS Professional supports Intel’s most powerful processors, including the advanced Intel CoreTM2 and future multi-core CPUs. Together with ATI’s CrossFire multiple-GPU technology and native dual-channel DDR2 800 support up to 8GB, the P5W64 WS Professional is powerful enough for any resource-intensive application.

Expandability for future upgrades
The P5W64 WS Professional offers two PCI slots, two IEEE 1394a ports, eight USB 2.0 ports and eight Serial ATA-II 3Gb/s ports for establishing two sets of RAID. With superior expandability, the all-new motherboard is ready for the next phase of personal computing.

Noiseless cooling
Stack Cool 2 is a fan-less and -noiseless cooling solution offered exclusively by ASUS. It effectively transfers heat generated by the critical components to the other side of the specially designed PCB (printed circuit board) for effective heat dissipation. The result is a temperature decrease of up to 20 degrees Celsius.

8-Phase Power Design
The 8-Phase Power Design generates less heat than conventional power solutions. It reduces input ripple current and output ripple voltage, which prevents the CPU and VRM (voltage regulation modules) from suffering high power stress. It has the advantages of quick transient response and stability, especially beneficial when CPU requires more power during heavy loads and overclocking.

Specification summary
- Intel CoreTM2 Extreme, Intel CoreTM2 Duo, the future multi-core CPU, Pentium D and Pentium Extreme Edition, Pentium 4, and Celeron CPU
- Intel 975X + Intel ICH7R chipsets
- Front side bus 1066/800MHz
- 4 x DIMM, max. 8GB, DDR2 800/667/533, ECC and non-ECC un-buffered memory
- 4 x PCI Express x 16 slots, 2 x PCI 2.2
- Dual Gigabit LAN
- 8 x Serial ATA 3 GB/s ports
- 2 x IEEE 1394a
- 8 x USB 2.0 ports

Source:ASUS P5W64 Professional Workstation Motherboard Incorporates Quad-PCI Express Architecture for Multiple Display Computing

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