Workstation Motherboard conserves power under any load.

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Supporting Intel® Core2/Pentium D/Pentium 4 processors and Intel X48 + Intel ICH9R chipset, ASUS P5E64 WS Evolution integrates EPU chip and AI Gear3 functions to achieve 80.23% CPU power savings. Addition of HE 95 feature provides 28% enhanced power efficiency during periods of extensive processing. Along with 4 PCIe x16 slots that let users display up to 8 monitors, connectivity is fostered via Marvell 88E8001/88E8056 Dual Gb LAN (Teaming), USB 2.0 ports, and IEEE 1394a connectors.



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ASUS P5E64 WS Evolution with EPU and HE 95 Technology for Enhanced Power Savings Under Any Loading



Taipei, Taiwan, March 17, 2008 - Targeted to fill demands for users who require a workstation motherboard that is able to achieve great performance and address environmental concerns, ASUS, world leader in motherboard production, has today released the powerful ASUS P5E64 WS Evolution motherboard. Featuring extensive performance with support for the latest X48 chipset and DDR3 1800, this cutting-edge motherboard also heralds in a brand new era in green computing with the exclusive EPU technology that provides enhanced power savings and power efficiency.

80.23% CPU Power Savings with EPU Technology
ASUS had adopted the EPU chip into its motherboard lineup in order to achieve industry-leading success in power savings. The ASUS P5E64 WS Evolution is the next step in this progression, and includes the exclusive EPU and AI Gear3 functions to achieve 80.23% CPU power savings.

Exclusive HE 95 for Exceptional Power Efficiency
Since workstation users often require excellent performance to facilitate their professional work, it's not likely that their PCs will stay in low-loading modes. Therefore, ASUS has developed a brand new feature - the HE 95, which can provide 28% enhanced power efficiency during periods where extensive processing like 3D rendering are required. Combined with the EPU, this allows users of the P5E64 WS Evolution to achieve enhanced power savings in light or heavy loadings. What's more, this new HE 95 feature doesn't require any driver or software, and activates automatically as users switch on their PCs - allowing users to start saving energy at once.

Multi-Displays for Effective Multi-tasking
The P5E64 WS Evolution is distinctive in its ability to support 4 PCIe x16 slots - which allows users to display a maximum of 8 monitor displays. This is ideal for users who require a large amount of screen and desktop space like CAD/CAM programmers, banking and finance executives and SOHO users.

With this expanded screen space, users can increase their work efficiency by eliminating the time used while alt-tabbing between programs by easily working on up to 8 different applications in full screen mode at once. Another great example of this would be how users can browse their picture library thumbnails on one monitor, use the second to view them in full screen, edit them on a third, and browse the Internet / read emails on the fourth etc.

Practical Features for Efficient Work Solutions
Another advantage of the P5E64 WS Evolution is the G.P. Diagnosis card. This useful card helps provide quick and precise system checks, and displays errors on the LED display - helping users pinpoint errors quickly. Connecting on the TPM header, the G.P. Diagnosis card also provides great convenience with the onboard reset and power buttons for easy troubleshooting.

The P5E64 WS Evolution is also fully compatible with the ASUS SASsaby Card. Utilizing the SAS technology, users will be able to enjoy safer, more stable and faster data transfers for storage I/O interfaces than previous SATA interfaces. The current available choices are the SASsaby 1064E (with LSI 1064E chip, ASUS proprietary) and SASsaby M (with Marvell 6440 chip).

Easy and Convenient Installations
Users will also enjoy the specially designed "extra" features that come with the P5E64 WS Evolution workstation motherboard. With Q-Connector, users can connect and disconnect chassis front panel cables in one easy step by utilizing just one complete module. This unique adapter eliminates the trouble of plugging in one cable at a time - making connections quick and accurate. Secondly, ASUS' Q-Shield removed the "fingers" of traditional gaskets - making it convenient, easy and safe to install without the scratches and cuts like before. It also has better electric conductivity to ideally protect the motherboard against static electricity and shield users against harmful Electronic Magnetic Interference (EMI).

Specifications
CPU: Socket775 for Intel® Core2 / Pentium D / Pentium 4
Chipset: Intel X48 + Intel ICH9R
System Bus: 1600/1333/1066/800MHz
Memory: 4 x DIMM, max. 8GB, DDR3 1800(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066/800, un-buffered memory, dual channel architecture
Expansion Slots - 4 x PCIe x 16 (@ x16, x16, x4, x4) (Dual PCIe 2.0 x 16)
- 1 x PCIe x 4
- 2 x PCI 2.2
Storage Intel ICH9R controller: 6 x SATA 150/300 (RAID 0,1,10,5)
Ext SATA controller: 2 x eSATA 150/300, 2 x SATA 150/300, 1 x ATA
Audio: ADI 1988B, 8 channels HD Azalia Audio codecs
LAN: Marvell 88E8001/88E8056 Dual Gb LAN (Teaming)
USB 2.0: 12 x USB2.0 ports
IEEE 1394: IEEE 1394a connectors (1 x internal, 1 x external)

ASUS is a leading company in the new digital era. With a global staff of more than 8000 and a world-class R&D design team, the turnover for 2007 was 6.9 billion U.S. Dollars. ASUS has been ranked in Business Week InfoTech 100 for 10 consecutive years, and has been ranked No.1 by the Wall Street Journal Asia for best quality products in Taiwan.

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