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ASUS ROG Maximus II Formula Intel P45 Motherboard Announced

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    Catering to gamers who want to enjoy the ultimate in gaming experiences, ASUS, world leader in motherboard production, has released the new ASUS ROG Maximus II Formula series motherboard. Equipped with an Intel P45 chipset and supporting DDRII memory, this cutting-edge piece of hardware provides exceptional gaming performances to suit gamers of today.

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    It can also deliver outstanding audio quality through an innovatively designed SupremeFX X-Fi audio card; while the inclusion of the innovative CPU Level Up technology allows gamers to obtain flexible CPU boosts – without any complicated setups. Additionally, the Extreme Engine power design provides stable voltages for reliable operations – making this motherboard the ultimate gamer's choice.


    High-Fidelity Environmental Sounds with SupremeFX X-Fi
    The Republic of Gamers (ROG) is dedicated to delivering unsurpassed gaming experiences for the serious gamer. In the ROG Maximus II Formula, the bundled new SupremeFX X-Fi audio card provides gamers with life-like sound effects and 3D surround sounds to fully immerse them into their games. With an emphasis on high quality design, the Supreme FX X-Fi utilizes the ADI 2000B audio codec, Creative X-Fi suite, CMSS3D and Crystalizer technologies, and authentic EAX sound effects to produce top-notch virtual 3D surround sounds to bring gamers one step closer to “being really there” in their games.

    Easily Upgrade CPUs with CPU Level Up
    With CPU Level Up, gamers will be able to easily obtain CPU boosts to suit their gaming needs. All they have to do is select their desired CPU model from a list in the BIOS. Once it is chosen, the system will do the rest of the work and fine-tune the original processor to run at the speed of the desired CPU. Obtaining CPU boosts never been as easier!

    Extreme Engine Design for Exceptional Performance
    ASUS’ legendary engineering prowess has culminated in the new ROG Extreme Engine – a next-generation multi-phase power design that provides additional overclocking headroom for extreme user experiences. Comprising of a 16-phase power design for the CPU, 2-phase for memory and 3-phase for the north bridge; Extreme Engine will provide users with additional voltage options in the BIOS for higher performances. With only the best quality components used, stable power to components provides reliable operations; while a power efficiency of up to 96% and automatic power management ensure less energy is wasted and less heat produced – allowing gamers to enjoy the most stable potentials for the ultimate gaming experience.

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    Source: ASUS
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    Oh my God this is an awesome board. Im betting it retails for like $400 USD though. I see they have an X-Fi type card but not the X-Fi DSP. I do like it though. Id love to see a review on it (too bad they wont make an AMD one :D)
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    What a farce. I would much rather take my FSB (or quickpath) from default 200 to 230, than to select "My CPU current is Q6600" and "My target CPU is Q9550" (footnote liability notice: ASUS takes no responsibility for the new speed not working and resulting in bluescreen and loss of data or permanent damage to CPU, memory or mainboard).
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    Asus FTW, I've been pretty happy with their boards lately. I don't think overclocking wise there is going to be too much of a difference then the previous ones tho.
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    been my experience that the "cpu level up" feature doesn't work so well anyhow.

    Cutting edge technology with DDR2.

    It's probably a great board like the original Maximus. Seems more marketing to keep sales going.
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    When is this board

    arriving at at stores?

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