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Appeared on: Wednesday, July 11, 2007
New Asus P5K3 Premium motherboard Allows DDR3 Overclocking

ASUS's new P5K3 Premium motherbosrd utilizes onboard memory and Turbo D3 for guaranteed overclocking above DDR3 1500.

Catering to enthusiasts who want the latest in innovations and technology, ASUS has released the new ASUS P5K3 Premium motherboard. This motherboard comes with the latest technologies and delivers a new innovation ? the Turbo D3 Onboard Memory feature. With this feature, Asus says that users are guaranteed DDR3 overclocking speeds of above 1500 and reduced clock cycle timings by 50% for random data access.

Asus recommendeds users to install a CPU with 1066MHz FSB or above to guarantee DDR3 memory overclocking to above 1500.

The P5K3 Premium motherboard also utilizes the Perfect T-Tree Design to provide users with simultaneous random data access on every memory chip. What this means is that data access to each memory chip occurs at the same time, instead of conventional DDR3 Fly-by Topologies that require time to be spent waiting for one by one random data access. This reduces clock cycle timing by 50% for random data access, according to the company.

Additionally, a Hyper PCB Design provides good power delivery and cleaner signals with less crosstalk. It also provides more ground layers to provide better heat dissipation for thermal purposes.

Specification

CPU
LGA775 socket for Intel Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Quad / Core 2 Duo / Pentium Extreme / Pentium D / Pentium 4 Processors Supports Intel next generation 45nm Multi-Core CPU

Chipset
Intel P35 / ICH9R with Intel Fast Memory Access Technology

FSB
1333/1066/800 MHz

Memory
Onboard memory, 2GB Dual Channel DDR3 1333MHz, non-ECC, un-buffered memory

(It is recommended that you install a CPU with 1066MHz FSB or above to guarantee DDR3 memory overclocking to above)

1500. Expansion Slots
2 x PCI-E x16
2 x PCI-E x1
3x PCI

Storage

ICH9R:
- 6 x Internal SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports
- Supports SATA RAID 0,1,5 and 10

JMicron JMB363:
- 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)

Audio
ADI 8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC
Coaxial / Optical S/PDIF out ports at back panel

LAN
Dual Gigabit LAN controllers

USB
10 x USB 2.0 ports


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