Asus unveils new range of motherboards
Cairo, May 14, 2011
Asus, one of the world’s biggest consumer notebook vendors and a leading motherboard manufacturer, has announced its range of new motherboards based on the Intel Z68 Express chipset.
Asus is able to integrate diverse new technologies in tandem on its Z68-based motherboards on launch, said a top official.
These include the universal implementation of LucidLogix Virtu switchable graphics to harness the capabilities of Intel Quick Sync Video for faster video transcoding and the extreme performance of the latest NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards, along with Intel Smart Response Technology to accelerate hard drive performance and reduce energy consumption, remarked Chewei Lin, vice president of the ASUS Motherboard Business Unit, Open Platform Business Group.
“With DIGI+ VRM digital power design, UEFI BIOS, universal switchable graphics and faster video transcoding, Asus P8Z68 Series motherboards make it possible for users to take full advantage of a number of unique and tangible benefits."
"We’re proud to once more set a new standard with our Z68 motherboards after the success of our P8P67 Series," he added.
Jack Luoh, country product manager Asus Egypt, said the P8Z68 Series and Rog Maximus IV Gene-Z motherboards have numerous powerful features that fully exploit the performance benefits of Sandy Bridge technology without compromise.
They also pack more features and new innovations onto the Z68 platform while maintaining unmitigated performance and reliability, Luoh noted.
Zane Ball, general manager of Intel Desktop Platforms, said the Z68 Express chipset is the first platform to enable both overclocking and the revolutionary media features built into second generation Intel Core processors.
"We’re thrilled to see a full lineup of ASUS Z68 motherboards designed with LucidLogic Virtu support, allowing users to take advantage of the incredible video transcoding performance of Intel Quick Sync Video Technology, while maintaining support for high-end discrete graphics from all major brands. Users can now enjoy the best of both worlds,” said the Intel official.
The new Asus Z68-based motherboards also ship with Intel Smart Response Technology.
This uses a solid-state cache to deliver the combined benefits of SSD speed and traditional hard drive storage capacity, cutting down on lengthy data access and system boot times in the process.-TradeArabia News Service