This motherboard supports the latest Intel® Core™2 processors in LGA775 package. With new Intel® Core™ microarchitecture technology and 1066 / 800 MHz FSB, Intel® Core™2 processor is one of the most powerful and energy efficient CPU in the world.
Intel® 946GZ Express Chipset
The Intel® 946GZ Express Chipset provides innovative capabilities for everyday computing. It supports PCI Express x16 graphics card interface and dual-channel DDR2 memory, and Intel' s dual-core CPU for fast multi-tasking. With the integrated graphics engine Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3000, the Intel 946GZ delivers great 3D graphics and compelling video experience.
ASUS WiFi-AP Solo™
Why buy wireless AP off the shelf when you can have it on the board?
WiFi-AP Solo allows a new level of versatility for your PC, enabling it to create a complete wireless home network in either AP or wireless client mode. Users will be able to play LAN games, connect to the Internet, access and share printers, and use Skype from anywhere within range. WiFi-AP Solo can provide these functions even when the PC is in sleep mode, so users can use Skype as a true replacement for traditional long distance telephone service. WiFi-AP Solo is an on-board feature, which means that users will save the extra WiFi AP cost.
CrashFree BIOS 2
The CrashFree BIOS 2 feature now includes the BIOS auto-recovery function in a support CD. Users can reboot their system through the support CD when a bootable disk is not available, and go through the simple BIOS auto-recovery process. ASUS motherboards now enable users to enjoy this protection feature without the need to pay for an optional ROM.
With ASUS EZ Flash, you can update BIOS directly from the BIOS setup menu. No more DOS-based flash utility and bootable diskette required.
High Definition Audio
Enjoy high-end sound system on your PC! The onboard 6-channel HD audio (High Definition Audio, previously codenamed Azalia) CODEC enables high-quality 192KHz/24-bit audio output and jack-sensing feature.
This motherboard provides convenient connectivity to external home theater audio systems via a coaxial S/PDIF-out (SONY-PHILIPS Digital Interface) jack. It allows digital audio transferwithout converting to analog format and keeps the best signal quality.
NVIDIA Gb LAN controller delivers transfer speeds up to ten times faster than conventional 10/100 Ethernet connections. Gigabit LAN is the networking standard for the early future and is ideal for handling large amounts of data such as video, audio, and voice.
PCI Express Architecture
PCI Express is the latest I/O interconnect technology that will replace the existing PCI. With a bus bandwidth 4 times higher than that of AGP 8X interface, PCI Express x16 bus performs much better than AGP 8X in applications such as 3D gaming. PCI Express x1 also outperforms PCI interface with its exceptional high bandwidth up to 500MB/s. The high speed PCI Express interface creates new usages on desktop PCs e.g., Gigabit LAN, 1394b, and high-speed RAID systems.
ASUS P5B-MX/WIFI-AP. Maximum internal memory: 4 GB. Processor family: Intel, Processor socket: LGA 775 (Socket T). Networking features: Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN. Motherboard form factor: uATX, Audio output channels: 5.1 channels, Audio system: Realtek ALC883. Maximum graphics adapter memory: 256 MB, Graphics adapter: GMA 3000