Here is the next generation motherboard that supports DDR3 virtual memory. Read full review. The Asus Blitz Extreme Intel LGA775 is based on Intel’s latest chipset P35. This main board supports DDR3 memory interface and can clock the RAM at many different speeds without using FSB frequency. Everything in the motherboard seemed to be placed properly. Nothing is in the wrong place. There might be a problem in CPU area because of tall heat sink around it. There might be some problems placing a big CPU cooler.
Speaking of Asus LGA775 features, there is LCD POST code error reporter and CMOS switch in the I/O area. The CMOS switch is a very good feature since it can be used without opening the case.
• LGA-775 socket for Intel Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Quad / Core 2 Duo / Pentium Extreme / Pentium D / Pentium 4 / Celeron D
• Support Intel next generation 45nm Multi-Core CPU
• Compatible with Intel 06/05B/05A processors
• Intel P35/ICH9R with Intel Fast Memory Access Technology
• 1333/1066/800 MHz FSB
• Dual channel memory architecture
• 4 x DIMM, max. 8GB, DDR3-1333*/1066/800, non-ECC and un-buffered memory
• 2 x PCI Express x16 slot, support dual graphics solution
• 3 x PCI Express x1, PCIex1_1 (black) is compatible with audio slot
• 2 x PCI 2.2
• Support ATI CrossFire graphics cards (both at x8 mode)
• 6 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports
• Intel Matrix Storage Technology supports RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10
• 1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 for up to 2 PATA devices
• 2 x External SATA 3.0 Gb/s port (SATA On-the-Go)
• Dual Gigabit LAN controllers, both featuring AI NET2
High Definition Audio
• SupremeFX II Audio Card
• ADI 1988B 8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC
• Noise Filter
• 16Mb AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.4, ACPI2.0a Multi-Language BIOS
• ATX Form Factor, 12"x 9.6" (30.5cm x 24.5cm)
The motherboard comes with many accessories and software.
Asus comes with six SATA cables, SATA power adapter, expansion slot bracket with USB and FireWire ports, IDE and floppy cables, LCD poster display, I/O shield, pack of Q-Connectors, three thermal probes, wire ties, rubber stand-offs, fittings and clamps for water cooling, optional fans, utility and driver DVD, and other Windows software such as 3DMark06 and STALKER.
There is also information that ASUS want to say about this product:
There is information that ASUS wants to say about this product:
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LGA775 Intel® 45nm Processor Ready
This motherboard supports the latest Intel 45nm CPU which introduces new micro-architecture features for greater performance at a given frequency, up to 50% larger L2 caches, and expanded power management capabilities for new levels of energy efficiency
LGA775 Intel® Core™2 Processor Ready
This motherboard supports the latest Intel® Core™2 processors in LGA775 package. It also can support Intel® next generation 45nm Multi-Core CPU. With new Intel® Core™ microarchitecture technology and 1333 / 1066 / 800 MHz FSB, Intel® Core™2 processor is one of the most powerful and energy efficient CPU in the world.
Intel® P35 Chipset
The Intel® P35 Express Chipset is the latest chipset designed to support 8GB of dual-channel DDR3 1066/800 MHz and DDR2 800/667 MHz memory architecture. It also supports 1333/1066/800 FSB (Front Side Bus), PCI Express x16 graphics and multi-core CPUs.
ATI CrossFire™ Technology
ATI´s CrossFire boosts image quality along with rendering speed, eliminating the need to scale down screen resolutions to get the high image quality you want. CrossFire ignites with the higher antialiasing, anisotropic filtering, shading, and texture settings you desire. Adjust your display configurations, experiment with your advanced 3D settings, and check the effect with a real-time 3D-rendered preview within ATI´s Catalyst™ Control Center to rule your CrossFire system.
Delivering better game play without the bottleneck of x4 solutions
Crosslinx is an unique technology utilizing a dedicated controller to optimize PCIe allocation with dual x8 lanes. Crosslinx eliminates the graphics data bottleneck found in other x16, x4 solutions. The result is unmatched graphics performance for smoother gameplay and maximum benchmark potential.
Asus motherboards were always the best motherboards on the market. The only negative side is the price.
This motherboard retails at $329.