ASUS PRESS RELEASE: ASUS Unveilts the Worlds Safest Motherboards.

February 23, 2010 // 6:01 p.m.

ASUS Unveils the World’s Lowest Radiation Motherboards

ASUS Protect 3.0 with Advanced Protection Shields, Anti-surge Features, and System-optimized Efficiency Delivers the Lowest Electromagnetic Emissions in the Industry



ASUS has set a new standard in total motherboard protection with the launch of the ASUS Protect 3.0 Design based on Xtreme Design, which helps protect the earth, systems, and users. Equipped with intelligent anti-radiation shielding, the technology lowers the generation and transmission of harmful radiation by up to 50%—offering the lowest electromagnetic emissions from a motherboard in the industry. This lowers the adverse health impact to users and delivers more stable system operations. Additionally, active anti-surge protection helps enhance component and system longevity. Protect 3.0 also includes the ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit) chip to reduce system-wide power consumption by up to 80.23%* and to ensure a more environmentally sustainable operation.



Significant Elimination of Harmful Electromagnetic Rays with Low Radiation Design

On average, users are exposed to about eight hours of electromagnetic radiation daily from computer usage. Protect 3.0 effectively reduces this radiation exposure by up to 50%—achieving the lowest radiation emission levels in the industry. This technology is able to meet more stringent radiation limits by employing intelligent design features including the use of low-radiation components to minimize radiation generated. Additionally, a Low Radiation Circuit Design reduces the radiation produced by electrical components by intelligently positioning oppositely-charged electrical flows across each other to cancel out the fields generated. Finally, a Radiation Moat Design effectively eliminates radiation leakage to surrounding components by confining it to small region around an active area.



Enhanced Component and System Longevity with Anti-Surge Design

With its Anti-Surge Design, Protect 3.0 detects under- or overvoltage conditions in components and prevents electrical surges from spreading. Whenever surges occur especially during a thunderstorm or periods of unstable grid power delivery, Anti-Surge will immediately shut off the electrical supply and prevent potential component damage—thus enhancing total system longevity.



Superb Efficiency and Eco-friendly Operations with EPU Energy Saving Design

For enhanced efficiency and more earth-friendly operations, Protect 3.0 includes the ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit), an energy-saving chip that intelligently reduces power consumption by up to 80.23%. EPU automatically fine-tunes the power channelled to components such as the CPU in real time for superb efficiency. To further reduce energy consumption, EPU also automatically delivers the most appropriate power via intelligent acceleration and overclocking. Such enhanced efficiency results in less CO2 released to the atmosphere from lower power generation. In fact, 10 million EPU-enabled motherboards can help eliminate up to 207,430 tons of CO2**—equivalent to Australia's annual carbon emissions.



Specifications

Model


P5G41TD-M PRO


P5G41C-M


P5G41C-M LX


P5P41C


M4N68T PRO


M4N68T-M

CPU Socket


Supports Intel® LGA775 Processors


Supports AMD® Socket AM3 Processors

Chipset


Intel® G41 / ICH7


NVIDIA GeForce 7025 / nForce 630a

Memory


2x DDR3


2x DDR3
2x DDR2


2x DDR3
2x DDR2


2x DDR3
2x DDR2


4x DDR3


2x DDR3

Power Phase


4


4


3


4


4


4

PCIe x16 Slots


1


1


1


1


1


1

LAN


Gbit LAN


Gbit LAN


Gbit LAN


Gbit LAN


Gbit LAN


Gbit LAN

Audio


8-ch HD


8-ch HD


8-ch HD


8-ch HD


8-ch HD


8-ch HD

Storage


1x UltraDMA 100/66/33


1x UltraDMA 100/66/33


1x UltraDMA 100/66/33


1x UltraDMA 100/66/33


1xUltra DMA


1xUltra DMA

4x SATA 3Gb/s


4x SATA 3Gb/s


4x SATA 3Gb/s


4x SATA 3Gb/s


4x SATA 3Gb/s


4x SATA 3Gb/s

USB


8 x USB 2.0


8 x USB 2.0


8 x USB 2.0


8 x USB 2.0


10 x USB 2.0


10 x USB 2.0

VGA


HDMI, DVI-D, RGB support


HDMI, RGB support


RGB support


-


-


RGB support

*Results may vary according to different system operations and configurations.

**A single EPU-enabled motherboard can save up to 33kw of electricity annually, reducing the release of CO2 into the atmosphere by 20.7kg. Source: carma.org (Carbon Monitoring for Action)

Specifications are subject to change. Please visit www.asus.com for the latest information.



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About ASUS

ASUS is a leading company in the new digital era, with an extensive product portfolio that includes notebooks, netbooks, motherboards, graphics cards, displays, optical drives, desktop PCs, servers, wireless solutions, mobile phones and networking devices. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home, office and person. ASUS won 3,268 awards in 2009, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC™. With a global staff of more than ten thousand and a world-class R&D design team, the company's revenue for 2008 was 8.1 billion U.S. dollars. ASUS ranks among BusinessWeek's InfoTech 100, and has been on the listing for 12 consecutive years.



ASUS Motherboards: No.1 in the World

ASUS is the No.1 motherboard brand in the world, commanding the biggest market share globally. Today, one in every three computers houses an ASUS Motherboard. ASUS is the pioneer of numerous innovations that have gone on to become industry standards. Recent examples include the Hybrid Phase power design, Hybrid Processor overclocking design, and Protect 3.0 for safe operation. With its decades of expertise and dedication to pushing the envelope of motherboard design, ASUS is poised to continue leading the industry in motherboard performance, safety and reliability.
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