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Appeared on: Friday, April 04, 2008
Obtain Instant Upgrades Easily With Asus CPU Level Up

Asus' new Crosshair II Formula motherboard that includes new technologies like CPU Level Up, Hybrid SLI and 3-Way SLI.

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.

Asus' exclusive CPU Level Up technology makes it easy to upgrade the CPU performance without additional costs. The feature 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' technology, the motherboard will now do the rest.



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.

The Crosshair II Formula also offers 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 3D performances - providing high-end gamers higher frame rates per second and better antialiasing.

Specifications

CPU: AMD Socket AM2+/AM2
Chipset: NVIDIA nForce 780a SLI
System Bus: Up to 5200 MT/s; HyperTransport 3.0 interface for AM2+ CPU
Memory: Dual Ch. max. 8GB, DDR2 1066 / 800 / 667 / 533, ECC and non-ECC, un-buffered memory
VGA: Integrated 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 Slots:
3 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

Storage:
6 x SATA 3Gb/s
1 x Ultra DMA 133

LAN: 2
High Definition Audio: SupremeFX II Audio Card


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