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Intelligent Hardware-Based Power Savings with New ASUS EPU
To cater to users who require a high performance motherboard solution that also encompasses effective power savings and a friendly operating environment, ASUS, worldwide leader in the motherboard industry, has announced the release of the ASUS P5Q series. This energy-conserving series of motherboards provide great performance; and is based on the upcoming Intel® P45 chipset – which supports the latest Intel® CPU and memory technology, and was displayed at CeBIT 2008 earlier this year. The P5Q Series also furthers the eco-friendly cause with the exclusive ASUS EPU, which provides 80.23% CPU power savings and 96% enhanced power efficiency – allowing users to help save the Earth every time they switch on their PCs!
Save More with New EPU Technology
The P5Q Series of motherboards joins the ever-expanding ranks of ASUS’ EPU-equipped motherboards. As the world’s only intelligent hardware-based power saving IC controller, the exclusive new EPU features auto phase switching that provides users with real-time detection and optimization of power with improved VRM efficiency. This allows users to obtain up to 80.23% CPU power savings and an astonishing 96% enhanced power efficiency; with more energy saving improvements to come in the future.
5 Secs from Bootup to Web Access
With only 5 seconds of bootup time, the ASUS Express Gate feature will allow users to easily and quickly access the Internet for Skype, IM, YouTube, webmail, listen to music and MP3s, and view pictures without entering Windows or the Hard Disk. Now, users can utilize file sharing and downloading with an Internet browser, check online mail and talk to friends instantly through instant messengers, and upload or view videos on YouTube as and when they like!
The P5Q energy conserving series of motherboards consists of the P5Q Deluxe, P5Q-E, P5QC, P5Q PRO and the P5Q, and will be available in the second quarter of this year. Watch out for even more energy saving motherboard solutions from ASUS in time to come.
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Industry-Leading Stability and up to 96% Power Efficiency!
Catering to users who require motherboards that provide stable, robust performance while helping to save energy for a cleaner environment, ASUS, worldwide leader in motherboard production, has announced a brand new series of ASUS EPU motherboards. Recognizing the importance of green computing, ASUS’ EPU motherboards not only provide a hardware-driven energy saving solution that is more stable than other purely software-driven solutions, a whopping 80.23% CPU power savings and enhanced energy efficiency ratings of up to 96% is achieved – helping users in the cause to save energy for a greener environment.
ASUS Exclusive EPU Saves Up to 80.23%CPU Power
The new ASUS exclusive EPU is the world’s first intelligent hardware-based on-demand power saving microprocessor. This intelligent automatic energy saving chip is more stable than software-driven solutions (where stability can be an issue), and provides users with superior performance while in energy-saving mode in comparison to other solutions. By utilizing an innovative power technology, the EPU is able to digitally monitor current CPU usage levels and automatically fine-tune the CPU power supply with improved VRM efficiency to suit any loading. The EPU is thus able to provide users with the ability to moderate power for higher performance if required, or save up to 80.23% CPU power under low processing periods for the best possible performance with the least amount of power.
Unrivaled Enhanced Power Efficiency of up to 96%
ASUS EPU motherboards also come with the innovative AI Gear3+, which is an application that aids users in adjusting CPU frequency and vCore voltages according to their needs. Being a digital solution, and working hand in hand with the ASUS EPU, the AI Gear3+ helps users obtain an astoundingly high enhanced power efficiency rating of up to 96%! What’s more, the AI Gear3+ features a user interface that allows users to keep track in real-time exactly how much electricity and CO2 is being saved.
ASUS’ constant drive for green computing performance has produced motherboards that are both energy saving and power efficient. At the same time, ASUS places its utmost attention into providing high quality, top-notch motherboards that are far more stable and dependable than any other solution – giving users the peace of mind of utilizing the world’s best motherboards.
Innovative Features for User Convenience
With only 5 seconds boot-up time, the ASUS Express Gate offers an optional selection screen that allows you to instantly surf the Internet without entering Windows. This convenient application will now allow users to enjoy Skype, IM, YouTube, and webmail access quickly without the need to wait for the operating system to load. Another great feature for ASUS motherboard users is the onboard IEEE 802.11n draft technology support. This standard allows users to enjoy wider and stronger network coverage, and up to 6 times faster data transmissions than current 802.11b/g standards – making wireless connections more reliable and quicker. Both of these innovations are found on the ASUS P5E3 Premium/WiFi @n motherboard.
EPU Range of Motherboards
|X48 Chipset Models||P5E3 Premium/WiFi-AP @n, RAMPAGE FORMULA, P5E64 WS Evolution|
|X38 Chipset Models||P5E3 DELUXE/WiFi-AP @n, P5E3 DELUXE, P5E3, P5E, MAXIMUS Extreme, MAXIMUS Formula, P5E64 WS PRO|
|Nvidia nForce® Chipset Models||P5N-T DELUXE, P5N-D, Striker II Extreme, Striker II NSE, Striker II Formula, P5N64 WS Professional|
|P35 Chipset Models||P5K PRO, P5K/ EPU, P5K SE/EPU|
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ASUS RS160-E5 Server Combines Energy-Savings with Multiple I/O Solutions Without Sacrificing Expandability
To provide customers with "green" and "energy-savings" products, ASUS, the leading producer of servers, has today launched the latest ASUS RS160-E5 server, which features the 80 plus® certified power supply and innovative green designs.
The RS160-E5 server is designed for the mainstream 1U DP server market segment. Featuring the ASUS PIKE technology, the RS160-E5 can support/upgrade with SAS/SAS RAID without sacrificing expansion slots and provide users with the best cost/performance choice for cluster, gaming, and various computing power demanding applications.
ASUS PIKE (Proprietary I/O Kit Expansion) Technology – the Flexible Storage Interface
In general, users may buy servers with SAS or SATA storage separately, but now, all they need is a SAS upgrade kit to provide flexible storage options. The optional PIKE 1064E SAS (with Integrated RAID 0, 1, 1E support) or PIKE 1078 SAS RAID (with Hardware RAID 0, 1, 5, 6 support) will provide customers with multiple I/O solutions, while not sacrificing expandability in any way.
ASUS Quiet-Server Technology – Low Noise at 36 dBA
The noise emitted from servers, especially the noise from system fans, can lead to non-conducive working environments. ASUS’ Quiet-Server technology is now able to facilitate customers by providing a quiet working environment (as low as 36dBA) in a 1U dual-processor server system with intelligent fan speed control solution.
The RS160-E5 is equipped with a high power efficiency power supply to reduce power loss of up to 45%, which will help save energy costs – especially for IDC, HPC and Enterprises with 24x7 non-stop server services. 6 DIMM slots provide support for DDR2 533/667 Reg. ECC up to 48GB memory space – which provides excellent computing capabilities while reducing heat generation from memory modules.
23% More Server Unit Capacity
Additionally, high power efficiency requires less power input per unit, or put another way – the same power input will power more units with a high power efficiency – which helps customers save more money on their power bills. For example, when the total AC input is 1KKWatt, it will power a number of normal servers; however, if the servers are green-designed with 80+ PSU (such as the ASUS RS160-E5), it can power even more units – about a 23% increase.
Dual Use for Server & Workstation in 1U DP System
The RS160-E5 is designed for dual use as a server and a workstation. During server mode, users can utilize dual PCI-E x8 expansion slots with a default riser card; while for workstation mode, there is a riser card option for one PCI-E x16 (x16 link) slot to support high-performance graphic cards.
|Processor Support||Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® 5400/5300 (G0 stepping) series|
Dual-Core Intel® Xeon® 5200/5100 series
|Core Logic||Intel® 5100 MCH + Intel® ICH9R|
|Memory||6-DIMM support up to 24GB DDR2 667/533 Registered, ECC|
|Storage||4 * Hot-swap HDD Bays|
1 * Slim-Type Optical Device (Optional)
|RAID Support||Default support|
S/W SATA RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 for Windows
S/W SATA RAID 0, 1,10 for Windows & Linux
SAS/SATA RAID 0, 1, 1E support with optional PIKE 1064E module
H/W SAS/SATA RAID 0,1,5, 6 with optional PIKE 1078 module
|NIC||2 * Broadcom 5721 PCI-E GbE LAN|
|Onboard Gfx||XGI Z9s VGA Controller / 32MB|
|Expansion Slot||Default Riser Card:|
1 * PCI-E x16 slot (x8 link) (Full-Height / Half-Length) and
1* PCI-E x8 slot (x8 link) (Half-Height / Half-Length)
Riser Card Option:
1* PCI-E x16 slot (x16 link) (Full-Height / Half-Length)
|Power Supply||460W 80+ High Efficiency Power Supply|
|Dimension||600mm * 444mm * 43.6mm (1U)|