Taipei, Taiwan, April 4, 2008 – Catering to users who require extreme graphical support and robust performance, ASUS, leading producer of motherboards, has today released the new ASUS Crosshair II Formula Motherboard. This powerful motherboard includes innovative technologies like CPU Level Up, Hybrid SLI and 3-Way SLI for the best performance and graphical support. It is also ready for AMD® Socket AM2+ Phenom™ FX / Phenom X4 / Phenom X2 / Athlon™ X2 / Sempron™ and legacy AM2 processors; and features up to 5200 MT/s via HyperTransport™ 3.0-based system bus speeds for AM2+ CPUs.scrosshair2

A Simple Click for Instant Upgrades
ASUS´ exclusive CPU Level Up technology makes it easy to upgrade the CPU performance without additional costs. This innovation allows users to easily obtain enhanced performances in just three easy steps. Firstly, users need to enter the BIOS. Next, they simply need to choose the processor they wish to overclock to. Finally, all they need to do is reboot. With ASUS´ innovative technology, the motherboard will now do the rest, and users can instantly start enjoying higher performances and better frame rates. Overclocking has never been this easy! This innovative technology has also been listed on the Ten Best Technologies and Trends of 2007 at the reviewing site Extremetech.

Innovative Graphics Technology with Hybrid SLI®-HybridPower™ and GeForce® Boost
Users who feel that their discrete graphics cards are not up to par can now make use of the Crosshair II Formula´s support for Hybrid SLI with HybridPower™ and GeForce® Boost features. The Hybrid SLI is a dual-graphic solution that utilizes the integrated graphics processor to assist discrete graphics cards for boosted performances. It can even save power by switching off discrete graphics while running lower requirement games.

Another graphical advantage of the Crosshair II Formula is its support for NVIDIA´s 3-way SLI in PCI-E 2.0 mode. With a triple SLI setup, three high-end video cards will work efficiently together to deliver smoother, scalable 3D performances – providing high-end gamers higher frame rates per second and better antialiasing.

Listen with Absolute HD
SupremeFX II delivers an excellent high definition audio experience to the gamers of ROG. The SupremeFX II features unique virtual surround audio innovations for gamers´ headphones – allowing them to easily to spot enemies in 3D environments during game play.

Pin-Fin Thermal Module for Efficient, Quieter Cooling
The exclusive Pin-Fin design helps lower system temperatures; and reduces noises arising from the fan during game play – providing the most efficient thermal system found on motherboards today.


CPUAMD® Socket AM2+/AM2
ChipsetNVIDIA® nForce 780a SLI
System BusUp to 5200 MT/s; HyperTransport™ 3.0 interface for AM2+ CPU
MemoryDual Ch. max. 8GB, DDR2 1066 / 800 / 667 / 533, ECC and non-ECC, un-buffered memory
VGAIntegrated graphics with 512MB maximum shared memory
Supports HDMI™ Technology with HDCP compliant & D-Sub
Multi VGA output support: DVI & D-Sub
Hybrid SLI Support
Expansion Slots3 x PCIe2.0 x16 support NVIDIA SLI Tech @ dual x16 or 3-way@x8, x8, x 8
2 x PCIe2.0 x1, PCIex1_1 (black) is compatible with audio slot
2 x PCI 2.2
Storage6 x SATA 3Gb/s
1 x Ultra DMA 133
High Definition AudioSupremeFX II Audio Card

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