ASUS today announced the E3 Pro Gaming V5, an ATX motherboard based on the latest Intel C232 Express chipset and packed with game-enhancing features. E3 Pro Gaming V5 offers desktop gamers the opportunity to benefit from the latest server-grade Xeon E3-1200 v5 processors based on Intel's high-efficiency 14nm 'Skylake' architecture. It also supports the newest high-speed DDR4 memory modules.
The newest member of the company's Pro Gaming line-up is equipped with a dedicated water-pump header for cooling, plus Fan Xpert 3 controls. It also offers the latest connectivity, with USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A, reversible USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C and NVM Express (NVMe) M.2 all built in.
E3 Pro Gaming V5 includes RAMCache technology to accelerate game loads, and has durable Gamer's Guardian components to ensure longevity.
The motherboard is engineered with SupremeFX audio technology for realistic in-game soundwith a 115dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) assured, a shielded design, electromagnetic-interference (EMI) cover and voltage-protected 5V power supply.
Supreme FX's superior components, including theRealtek ALC1150 codec, maximize acoustic performance and eliminate interference.
The new motherboard also enables gamers to become hunters rather than the hunted with Sonic Radar II, an overlay that shows what opponents and teammates are up to on the battlefield - all managed via a control panel and customizable game list. Sonic Radar II shows both the direction and origin of key in-game sounds, enabling ASUS gamers to practice enemy-pinpointing skill. It even includes Audio Enhancement technology to clarify every sound detail.
Networking technologies include tournament-level Intel Gigabit Ethernet and LANGuard and GameFirst technologies to keep the connection free from lag.
The E3 Pro Gaming V5 is the first ASUS consumer motherboard to support Xeon E3-1200 v5 processors. Asus says it will be followed in 2016 by multiple additions to the ASUS Signature series, including the ATX E3-Pro V5 and micro ATX (mATX) E3M-ET V5 and E3M-Plus V5.