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The ASUS P5E3 Deluxe Wifi [email protected] , the eye of the storm!

We have the Asus P5E3 Deluxe mainboard ! An Intel X38-chipset based mainboard, it promises a host of features, including a dedicated Energy Processing Unit, Wireless N support, and even embedded Linux OS !

Read on to find more!

Enter the Asus P5E3 Deluxe  [email protected], comes fully equipped with a now-defacto standard of features that Asus has made nearly uniform for its premium boards – and more!

One of the first boards from Asus with an Intel X38 chipset, the P5E3 series is set to dominate performance market segments. Offering support for native DDR3 – up to 1800 mhz when overclocked – is a huge boon to overclockers and potential upgraders!

One of the key points of the X38 board is the allocation of not one, but two PCIE 2.0 slots for graphic cards ! With both slots at X16 speeds, Crossfire dual card setups can now experience the full bandwidth provided!

The P5E3 Deluxe [email protected] we received comes with wireless 802.11N capabilities. A boost for wireless users , no need to purchase an additional wireless N adapter to take advantage of your wireless home’s capabilities – especially if you have a wireless ‘N’ router at home!

Let’s take a look at the specifications:

LGA775 socket for Intel® Core™2 Quad / Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Duo / Pentium® Extreme / Pentium® D / Pentium® 4 Processors
Compatible with Intel® 05B/05A/06 processors
Supports Intel® next generation 45nm Multi-Core CPU
Intel® X38 / ICH9R with Intel® Fast Memory Access Technology
Front Side Bus
1600/1333 / 1066 / 800 MHz
4 x DIMM, max. 8GB, DDR3 1800(O.C.)/1600(O.C.)/1333/1066/800 MHz, non-ECC, un-buffered memory
Dual channel memory architecture
*Refer to www.asus.com or this user manual for the Memory QVL(Qualified Vendors Lidts).
Expansion Slots
3 x PCIe x16 (blue @PCIe2.0 x16 mode, black @PCIe x4 or x1 mode) supports CrossFire Technology
2 x PCIe x1
2 x PCI
– 6 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports
– Intel Matrix Storage Technology supports RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10
JMicron® JMB363(JMB368) PATA and SATA controller
– 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)
– Supports SATA RAID 0,1,JBOD
Dual Gigabit LAN controllers
Marvell88E8056® PCIe Gigabit LAN controller featuring AI NET2
RealtekRTL8110SC® PCI Gigabit LAN controller featuring AI NET2
Wireless LAN
300Mbps IEEE 802.11n and backwards compatible with IEEE 802.11g / b
– Software Access Point mode
ADI® AD1988B 8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC
– Support Jack-Sensing, Enumeration, Multi-streaming
– Coaxial / Optical S/PDIF out ports at back I/O
– AI Audio 2
– ASUS Noise Filter
IEEE 1394
Agere® L-FW3227 1394a controller supports 2 x IEEE 1394a ports (one at midboard; one at back panel)
12 x USB 2.0 ports (6 ports at mid-board, 6ports at back panel)
ASUS AI Lifestyle Features
ASUS Power Saving Solution
– ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit)
– ASUS 3rd Generation 8-phase Power Design
ASUS AI Lifestyle Features:
– ASUS Express Gate
– ASUS WiFi-AP @n
– ASUS AI Direct Link
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution:
– ASUS Fanless Design: Heat-pipe solution
– ASUS Fanless Design: Stack Cool 2
– ASUS Q-Fan 2
– ASUS Optional Fan for Water-cooling or Passive-Cooling only
ASUS Crystal Sound:
– ASUS Noise Filter
– ASUS Q-Shield
– ASUS Q-Connector
– ASUS O.C. Profile
– ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
– ASUS EZ Flash 2
– ASUS AI Slot Detector
Special Features
ASUS MyLogo 3
Multi-language BIOS
Overclocking Features
ASUS AI Booster utility
Precision Tweaker 2:
– vCore: Adjustable CPU voltage at 0.00625V increment
– vDIMM: 64-step DRAM voltage control
– vChipset (N.B.): 33-step DRAM voltage control
– vFSB Termination: 15-step reference voltage control
– vCPU PLL: 64-step CPU PLL voltage control
SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection)
– FSB tuning from 200MHz up to 800MHz at 1MHz increment
– Memory tuning from 800MHz up to 3200MHz
– PCI Express frequency tuning from 100MHz up to150MHz at 1MHz increment
Overclocking Protection:
– ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
Back Panel I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 Keyboard
1 x S/PDIF Out (Coaxial + Optical)
2 x External SATA
1 x IEEE1394a
2 x RJ45 port
6 x USB 2.0/1.1
2 x WiFi-AP @n antenna jack
8-channel Audio I/O
Internal I/O Connectors
2 x USB connectors support additional 4 USB ports
1 x Floppy disk drive connector
1 x IDE connector
1 x COM connector
6 x SATA connectors
1 x CPU Fan connector
4 x Chassis Fan connector
1 x Power Fan connector
1 x IEEE1394a connector
Front panel audio connector
1 x S/PDIF Out Header
Chassis Intrusion connector
CD audio in
24-pin ATX Power connector
2 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector
System Panel(Q-Connector)
16 Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.3, ACPI 2.0a, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE
UltraDMA 133/100/66 cable
FDD cable
6 x Serial ATA cables
1 x 2-port Serial ATA power cable
ASUS Q-Shield
User’s manual
ASUS WiFi-AP @n manual
3 in 1 Q-connector
1 x 2-port USB2.0 / 1-port IEEE1394 module
2 x Optional Fan for Water-Cooling or Passive-Cooling only
ASUS WiFi-AP @n omni-directional antenna
Support Disc
ASUS Update
ASUS WiFi-AP @n Wizard
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
Image-Editing Suite
Form Factor
ATX Form Factor, 12″x 9.6″ (30.5cm x 24.4cm)

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