Asus announced today the P6T W
Through ASUS' design, the P6T WS Professional is able to support both SLI and CrossFireX technologies and it is equipped with 2 built-in SAS connectors and 2 PCI-X slots onboard offering flexibility of choice in multiple storage solutions.
With current trends leaning towards power efficiency, the P6T WS Professional is also equipped with the ASUS EPU technology. This feature controls 6 major components: the CPU, VGA card, memory, chipset, hard drives, and the CPU cooler/system fan. With the help of a database containing all of the Intel CPU profiles, the EPU identifies and selects the correct CPU profile and calibrates the best possible settings to ensure efficient power management.
In terms of the Chipset and Memory, the EPU provides power efficiency?improving thermal capabilities, enhancing system stability to provide longer component lifespan and higher overclocking capability. As for VGA cards, the EPU automatically detects system loading and adjusts the VGA card's voltage and frequency?saving up to 37% VGA power during everyday computing.
During bootup, the Diag. LED will check key components (CPU, DRAM, VGA card and HDD) sequentially; and if an error is found, the LED next to the error device will remain lit until the problem is solved. Once it has successfully booted up, the LEDs around the ASUS brand name on the motherboard will shine with a blue light according to a regular tempo - much like the steady rhythm of deep breaths - making the workstation board seem like it is "coming to life".
The P6T WS Professional also comes with an additional G.P. Diagnosis card. This tool helps provide quick system checks, and displays errors on the LED display?helping users to pinpoint errors quickly. Connected on the TPM header, the G.P. Diagnosis card also provides convenience by being near the onboard reset and power buttons for easy troubleshooting.
In related news, Asus also announced today the P5N7A-VM motherboard, which features an LGA775 socket for Intel Core 2 Extreme / Core2 Quad / Core2 Duo processors and supports the GeForce 9300 / nForce 730i chipset and memory expansion of up to a maximum of 16 GB with four DDR2 800/667 dual channel memory slots.
It also supports Hybrid SLI, CUDA and PhysX graphics acceleration.
The motherboard boasts a wide range of VGA connection options such as HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI, and RGB, which means that it is ready for future digital upgrades.
It also incorporates the ASUS Express Gate, which only takes 5 seconds to go online from bootup without entering Windows. It also utilizes the ASUS' exclusive EPU technology.