ASUS today proved once again that it is at the forefront of motherboard innovation and technology with its announcement that ASUS motherboards are the world’s first to support Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC). ASUS’ industry-leading Research & Development team has kept close pace with each new beta release of Windows 7, and has developed beta drivers that enable ASUS motherboard users to try Windows 7 RC immediately. The drivers can be downloaded from the ASUS Motherboard Support website (http://support.asus.com/). The models currently supported are the ASUS P6T Deluxe V2, P5Q-E, P5Q PRO Turbo, P5Q SE PLUS and M4A78-EM. Support for motherboards from the full P6T, P5Q and M4 series will follow shortly. With the beta drivers, ASUS motherboard users will be able to sample Windows 7 RC’s streamlined user interface, improved speed and enhanced resource utilization ahead of anyone else.
Model P6T Deluxe V2 P5Q-E P5Q PRO Turbo
CPU Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition/ Inte Core i7 Processors Intel Core 2 Extreme / Intel Core 2 Quad / Intel Core 2 Duo Processors Intel Core 2 Extreme / Intel Core 2 Quad / Intel Core 2 Duo Processors
Chipset Intel X58/ICH10R Intel P45/ICH10R Intel P45/ICH10R
System Bus Up to 6.4GT/s with QuickPath Interconnection 1600MHz FSB 1600MHz FSB
Memory Max. 24GB, DDR3 2000MHz (OC) Max. 16GB, DDR2 1300MHz Max. 16GB, DDR2 1300MHz
Graphics slots 3 x PCIe 2.0 x16 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16
LAN Dual Gb LAN Dual Gb LAN Gb LAN
Model P5Q SE PLUS M4A78-EM
CPU Intel Core 2 Extreme / Intel Core 2 Quad / Intel Core 2 Duo Processors AMD Socket AM2+/AM2 support AM3 Phenom II/Athlon X4/Athlon X3/Athlon X2
Chipset Intel P45/ICH10 AMD780G/SB700
System Bus 1600MHz FSB HT3 5200/4800 FSB
Memory Max. 16GB, DDR2 1200MHz Max. 16GB, DDR2 1200MHz (OC)
Graphics slot 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
LAN Gb LAN Gb LAN
Note: Specifications are subject to change without prior notice. Please visit asus.com for more details.