ASUS has announced its latest ATX motherboard today, the new E3 Pro Gaming V5 based on the latest Intel C232 Express chipset.
The ASUS E3 Pro Gaming V5 comes with all the usual gaming-related features we usually find on other Pro Gaming motherboards. It allows gamers to benefit from the performance, stability and ready availability of the latest server-grade Xeon E3-1200 v5 processors based on Intel’s latest 14nm Skylake architecture. DDR4 memory support is included and so is support for NVM Express (NVMe) M.2.
For maximum cooling and lowest possible noise, the motherboard includes a dedicated water-pump header and advanced onboard thermal sensors and hardware-level 4-pin/3-pin PWM/DC mode detection. Other highlights of the new motherboard include USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A reversible USB Type-C, Supreme FX onboard audio powered by Realtek ALC1150 codec, Sonic Radar II, gaming-grade Intel Gigabit Ethernet with GameFirst & LANGuard, RAMCache, and smart DIY.
Numerous protection features are also included with the motherboard, dubbed “Gamer’s Guardian”. This includes the Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM), DRAM Overcurrent protection, superior chokes, high-temperature-resistant capacitors, corrosion-resistant stainless-steel I/O back panel and ASUS ESD Guards to protect against sudden electrostatic discharge (ESD).
No pricing or availability info yet but ASUS did say that they plan to launch multiple new motherboards for Intel C232 platform next year. These will include additions to the popular ASUS Signature series, the ATX E3-Pro V5, micro ATX E3M-ET V5 and the E3M-Plus V5.