ASUS brings to CeBIT 2012 its new series of Intel 7
motherboards along with new graphics cards, LED
projectors and Blu-ray drives at CeBIT 2012.
ASUS' new motherboards based on the Intel 7 series
chipsets include the Dual Intelligent Processors 3 with
SMART DIGI+ Power Control, ASUS Wi-Fi GO! and Fan Xpert
Brand new motherboards from ASUS? ROG brand include the
micro ATX Maximus V GENE, as well as the ruggedized
SABERTOOTH Z77 from the ASUS TUF range. The Maximus V
GENE comes with SupremeFX III audio and network traffic
management via Intel Ethernet and ASUS GameFirst
technology, affording smoother gameplay.
Meanwhile, the SABERTOOTH Z77 features Thermal Armor for
precision cooling and reliability. In addition to these
boards, the ASUS 7 Series caters to a wide range of
computing segments, including workstation models with
4-way GeForce SLI and dual Intel Ethernet.
Multimedia-focused and energy efficient mini-ITX and H77
motherboards further extend new ASUS and Intel
technologies into the home theater PC sector.
Asus also showcased the new Asus P8Z77 series, which
includes the P8Z77-V DELUXE, P8Z77-V PRO and the P8Z77-V
The first Dual Intelligent Processors from
ASUS pioneered two onboard chips, the TPU, or TurboV
Processing Unit, and EPU, or Energy Processing Unit.
These increase system performance while saving energy
through optimized power management. Dual Intelligent
Processors 3 builds on that foundation with new SMART
DIGI+ Power Control, which consists of multiple digital
voltage controllers that allow for precise tuning of CPU,
iGPU and DRAM power delivery while working with the TPU
to ramp up performance.
For extra convenience, digital power delivery has also
been upgraded with one-click performance optimization,
and now includes Smart CPU Power Level profiles, which
reduce CPU power consumption to specific wattages with a
single click. The new architecture creates cooler and
quieter desktops, with the new motherboards carefully
designed in accordance with next generation Intel VRD
12.5 power standards.
Asus efforts have also gone into improving cooling with
the introduction of hardware-based ASUS Fan Xpert 2. The
included Fan Auto Tuning Mode scans fans individually to
detect their thermal properties through automatic speed
sensing. Custom fan speeds can be adjusted automatically
or manually with a single mouse click, achieving an
optimal balance of cooling and low noise. Fan Xpert 2
also includes an RPM Fixed Mode for users who wish to
reduce noise levels to near 0dB, with highly specific fan
speed controls that react to actual system loads for more
ASUS also introduces the new Wi-Fi GO! technology,
tailored to entertainment-minded users. Home
entertainment becomes easier with Wi-Fi functions such as
DLNA streaming. The Remote Desktop function provides
access to the desktop with a tablet or smartphone acting
as remote control, allowing greater convenience by
creating a portable virtual desktop. Wi-Fi GO! can also
convert PCs into routers, with all of these features
fully integrated into a single utility.
In addition to the exclusive ASUS features described
above, ASUS 7 Series motherboards include Intel Smart
Response Technology, Intel Smart Connect Technology, and
Intel Rapid Start Technology, while also natively
supporting PCI Express 3.0.
ASUS also brings to CeBIT 2012 the HD 7970 DirectCU II graphics card and the ROG Xonar
Phoebus for gamers, the RT-N66U wireless router, EA-N66 Ethernet
adapter and SBW-06C2X-Z external Blu-ray writer for multimedia
aficionados, and the PA248Q display and P1 Portable LED Projector for
The ASUS HD 7970
DirectCU II graphics card features an all new DirectCU thermal design,
with six copper heat pipes and a 20% larger heat dissipation area. Asus claims that this
new design delivers 20% cooler temperatures and is up to 14dB quieter
than reference graphics cards. The DIGI+ VRM digital power
design features 12-phase Super Alloy Power technology to increase power
efficiency . VGA Hotwire lets users
solder wires on the card?s voltage regulators to enable them to
accurately read or adjust Vcore, Vmem, and PLL voltages on a hardware
level. The GPU Tweak interface also helps users modify and
tune clock speeds, voltages and fan performance. The HD 7970 DirectCU II
is the only HD 7000 series card that can drive up to six screens
through four native DisplayPorts.
The ROG Xonar Phoebus gaming soundcard is enhancing both sound quality and command clarity, in
essence both audio input and output. ROG Command Technology integrates
array microphones that effectively reduce up to 50% of environmental
noise. It also gives a dynamic boost in sound clarity with a
signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of 118dB and headphone amplifiers which can
drive 600 ohm audiophile-class headphones.
The Xonar Phoebus comes with a control box that gives users complete
control over volume settings right at their desk; while the latest
Dolby Home Theater V4 and GX 3.0 gaming audio engine have been
specifically tuned for those into
racing or FPS games.
The Asus RT-N66U wireless-N Gigabit Ethernet router provides dual-band 2.4GHz/5GHz performance up to a total of 900Mbps and 300,000
concurrent data sessions. ASUS Ai Radar technology and three antennas
ensure strong wireless coverage and signal optimization, while ASUSWRT
allows for easy network setup and management. Dual USB ports, DLNA
certification, 3G sharing and server compatibility contribute to
extensive multi-role functions.The ASUS EA-N66 Ethernet adapter offers dual-band usability at speeds
of up to 450Mbps, operating in 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. Its patented
triple antenna design eliminates interference and assures a better
signal, with users benefitting from 3-in-1 roles as a router, repeater,
and access point. In addition, an interface and setup make it
easy to connect to and manage networks.
3D Blu-ray entertainment also comes to the fore with the SBW-06C2X-U
external Blu-ray writer. This external Blu-ray BDXL writer supports Blu-ray 3D, Dolby Digital EX and
Designed for graphics professionals, the PA248Q features a
pre-calibrated IPS panel that provides 100% coverage of the sRGB color
space. Six-axis independent color adjustments along
with Delta E <5 color accuracy ensure l color fidelity. To
further increase user productivity, ASUS exclusive QuickFit Virtual
Scale provides real-size artwork previews on-screen through photos,
documents, and grid modes. The PA248Q features an ergonomic design with
swivel, tilt, pivot and height adjustments to give users ideal views no
matter their seating position. In addition, itcomes with four USB 3.0 ports.
The ASUS P1 ultra-light HD Portable LED Projector is rated at 200
ANSI lumens and features a long-life LED light source that enables it to
support HD quality high resolution 1280 x 800 projections. With a short
throw ratio of 1.16:1, users can enjoy HD projections the size of a 40"
display if the P1 is just a meter from the screen. It can be set up in seconds with its instant height adjustment
flip-down stand while an Auto Keystone Correction feature detects its
orientation and automatically corrects distorted trapezoid images that
result from an angled projection. Its compatibility with most ASUS
notebook power adapters (≧65W) makes it the ideal ASUS business combo.