Thursday, January 31st 2008

ASUS Launches X48 Rampage Formula & P5E3 Premium Motherboards

With the official launch of the Intel X48 chipset drawing ever closer, ASUS, producer of the world leading motherboards, has announced the release of the ASUS P5E3 Premium WiFi-AP @n motherboard. This powerful motherboard is the newest member in the ASUS EPU family of motherboards, and is equipped with the latest Intel X48 chipset; and showcases the exclusive EPU Technology to combine vigorous performance with superb energy efficiency. Additionally, this outstanding motherboard supports DDR3 2000MHz dual-channel memory, dual PCI Express 2.0 x16 lanes, 802.11n WiFi specifications and the innovative ASUS Express Gate for Internet access in just 5 secs.



ASUS Exclusive EPU Saves Up to 80.23% CPU Power

Through the exclusive EPU automatic energy saving chip, the ASUS P5E3 Premium WiFi-AP @n is able to provide users with CPU power savings of 80.23%. Able to digitally monitor and automatically fine-tune the CPU power supply with improved VRM efficiency under any loading, the EPU offers total control and attains the best possible power efficiency when the PC is running low intensity programs. Coupled with the innovative AI Gear3 Plus ・which features a new user interface that shows users exactly how much electricity and CO2 is being saved, the ASUS EPU can provide users with up to 50% enhanced power efficiency.

Access the Internet in 5 Secs with Express Gate

With only 5 seconds boot-up time, the ASUS Express Gate offers an optional boot-up 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.

Innovative Built-in Features

The ASUS P5E3 Premium WiFi-AP @n comes equipped with numerous innovative technologies like the onboard IEEE 802.11n draft technology support. This standard allows for wider network coverage and data transmissions of up to 6 times faster than 802.11b/g standards. Another feature is the industry-leading Third Generation 8-phase Power Design, which is a VRM design that can provide enhanced power efficiency by utilizing high quality power components that include: low RDS (on) MOSFETs for minimum switching loss & lower temperature, Ferrite core chokes with lower hysteresis loss; and high quality Japanese-made conductive polymer capacitors for longer component life and lower power loss that prolongs CPU lifespans.

The ASUS P5E3 Premium WiFi-AP @n, together with the ASUS Rampage Formula, form part of ASUS・new X48 chipset family of motherboards.Source: VR-Zone
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33 Comments on ASUS Launches X48 Rampage Formula & P5E3 Premium Motherboards

#1
Hawk1
I'm still waiting for an x38/x48 (DDR2) to have esata. Nice boards though. (should there be a link to vr-zone?)
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#2
happita
I must say the aesthetics of those boards looks amazing, especially the P5E3 Premium. The red-scheme they got going is very pleasing to the eye.
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#3
FreedomEclipse
Crazy Dogmatic Bullsh!t!
surf the net without booting into windows??

what kinda security procedures are in place to protect your system from being hacked or is there no need as you not booting into windows?!

Interesting...........I will being heading to the home of cheap computer goods (my family origin) Hong Kong this coming march.would be awesome if i could pick up one of these
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#4
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
How come AMD cant get this exclusive EPU cpu power saving feature?
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#5
MrW
Only thing i don't like about these boards is the huge heat-sinks around the socket. It increases the risk of having a confilct with after-market cpu coolers.
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#6
tigger
I'm the only one
nice,it looks like i'd have to get my step daughter with her little biddy hands to fit the cooler to the p5e3 tho'.There aint much space inbetween them heatpipes.
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#7

Looks like a beast. Agreed on the heatsinks around the CPU, going to be nearly impossible to put a heatsink in there somehow.
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#8
hat
Maximum Overclocker
REmember, x48 is just x38 with a couple bloatware features and slightly higher overclocking ability.
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#9
tigger
I'm the only one
I think i'll just stick with my trusty p35 board,and see what comes along next.
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#10
happita
Hmmm. It's kind of redundant in having a higher OC'able new board on the market if you can't even use the cpu cooler of your preference.
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#11
erocker
Tuniq tower would work. I'm going to MAKE my Infinity fit in my Maximus if I have to.
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#12
Wile E
Power User
Speaking of the Maximus, the Rampage is identical in layout. I kinda figured they would just slap the X48 on a Maximus, and call it something different.
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#14
King Wookie
by: tigger69
nice,it looks like i'd have to get my step daughter with her little biddy hands to fit the cooler to the p5e3 tho'.There aint much space inbetween them heatpipes.
What better excuse to go wet?:D
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is my idea or the board write maximus? "MA" between pci-x 1x????
#16
Wile E
Power User
by: Gallatin

is my idea or the board write maximus? "MA" between pci-x 1x????
lol! That would explain why I though it looked identical. :roll:
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#17
qwerty_lesh
it says formula between the pci-e sockets
at least thats what i can read.
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#18
asb2106
by: hat
REmember, x48 is just x38 with a couple bloatware features and slightly higher overclocking ability.
and thats the reason to get it, if I can get my quad even just alittle higher up, I think its worth it.

Does anyone have any idea on actual release? Like when we can expect to see it in stores
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#19
happita
If your going to be building a rig quite soon, then I'd say wait for the x48's to come out so that the x38's get a lower price tag ;)
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#20
tigger
I'm the only one
I'm not changing my board again for a while.Or i could get one of these on the chance i may get 10 more fsb on my oc...............I dont think so.
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#21
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: Wile E
Speaking of the Maximus, the Rampage is identical in layout. I kinda figured they would just slap the X48 on a Maximus, and call it something different.
Me too.

They should have done it the Striker way, with a change in chipset and a few handy changes, they just made up a Striker II name, they could've called this Maximus II instead, sounds better. A few months ago when the name Rampage was doing rounds as tech-rumors, I was expecting this to turn out into a 4x PCI-E x16 board :shadedshu

Anyway, if we were to follow Intel's roadmap, the LGA 775/771 will be put to sleep Q1/Q2 2009. Those without a serious need to upgrade could wait for the new socket and Nehalem. P35 = Decent. However there could be a P45 in the meantime (P35 + PCI-E 2.0).
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#22
asb2106
I am sitting on a P965 right now, so the x48 will be the path I go.

And I was hoping for a 4 x 16 PCI X also! Kinda disapointed that its not
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#23
happita
by: asb2106
I am sitting on a P965 right now, so the x48 will be the path I go.

And I was hoping for a 4 x 16 PCI X also! Kinda disapointed that its not
I don't know why you would be sad about this. ATM 2 cards are definitely not being used to its limits. MAYBE crysis. Ill put it into an analogy, 2 cards in 2008 is to 4 cards in 2010. And even then, I think that 2 cards will be almost 100% utilized and hence be the norm just how 2GB is the norm at the moment for system memory.
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#24
riffraffy
be cool

asus sells lots of cpu coolers.i would think they design mobos with this in mine.sure its a tight fit but thats because of atx form.i really like lots of heatsinks on my board.
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#25
asb2106
by: happita
I don't know why you would be sad about this. ATM 2 cards are definitely not being used to its limits. MAYBE crysis. Ill put it into an analogy, 2 cards in 2008 is to 4 cards in 2010. And even then, I think that 2 cards will be almost 100% utilized and hence be the norm just how 2GB is the norm at the moment for system memory.
raid cards, I want to get a 16x card, and what does it matter how many cards you think I need. If I wanted to put 4 video cards in a computer why the hell would you care?
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