ASUS K8N-E Deluxe Motherboard Provides Unparalleled Stability for 754 Processor/nForce3 Platform Taipei, Taiwan, July 20 2004 – ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (ASUS), the worldwide leader of motherboards, today introduced the K8N-E Deluxe motherboard, the flagship for the Athlon 64 754-pin processor platform and offers superior stability unsurpassed by any other nForce3-based solutions. The K8N-E Deluxe is also a feature-rich solution providing dual- RAID technology, six Serial ATA ports, eight-channel audio, optical S/PDIF output and exclusive features found on ASUS solutions. The Best Solutions from the Best R&D Team The ASUS Research and Development Division accumulated over 6,000 man-years of design expertise in the information technology field. ASUS engineers have extensive experiences in high-frequency electronics, EMI (electromagnetic interference), thermal technology and quality testing to provide superior products. High-performance systems, such as the ones based on AMD’s Athlon 64 processor and nForce3 chipset, require a reliable motherboard to bring out their very best. Thanks to ASUS engineers, the ASUS K8N-E Deluxe delivers both fast performance and dependability. 6 Serial ATA ports The K8N-E Deluxe adopted six Serial ATA ports for fast storage device connection and scalability for the future. Serial ATA is the next generation ATA specification with up to 150MB/s data transfer. It is much faster than current Parallel ATA, while providing 100% software compatibility. Quality audio The K8N-E Deluxe delivers eight channels of 16-Bit DAC, a stereo 16-Bit ADC, and an AC97 2.3 compatible multi-channel audio designed for PC multimedia systems. Furthermore, the AI Audio (ASUS Intelligence) feature intelligently detects and identifies what types of peripherals are plugged into the audio I/O jacks and notifies users of inappropriate connection. No more confusion of Line-in, Line-out or microphone jacks. And last but not least, this all-new motherboard included optical S/PDIF output, enabling high-quality digital sound quality. Dual RAID data backup The nForce3 2 chipset incorporated two Serial ATA and two parallel connectors with RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1 and JBOD functions while the Silicon Image controller provides another four Serial ATA connectors for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, RAID 5, and JBOD functions. The K8N-E Deluxe is the ideal solution to enhance hard disk performance and data back up protection without the cost of add-on cards. Intelligent overclocking ASUS K8N-E Deluxe offers robust overclocking options to maximize your system performance. -SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection) from 200MHz up to 300MHz at 1MHz increment --CPU, Memory and AGP voltage adjustable --ASUS C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall): When the system hangs due to overclocking failure, there is no need to open the case to clear CMOS data. Simply restart and the BIOS automatically returns to default settings. AMD Athlon 64 Processor The AMD Athlon 64 processor is based on AMD64 technology, which represents the landmark introduction of the industry's first x86-64 technology. This next-generation processor provides a dramatic leap forward in compatibility, performance, investment protection, and reduced total cost of ownership and development. AMD Cool‘n’Quiet™ technology enables processor frequency and voltage switching to reduce power and fan speed. NV Firewall It is a high-performance, network-level firewall integrated into K8N-E Deluxe. It has professional grade traffic inspection capabilities and advanced management features. In addition, NV Firewall also has unique anti-hacking features not found in other PC firewalls. Because it's native, NV Firewall eliminates interoperability issues, improves throughput and protection with no extra cost to your pocket or CPU resources. Specification summary -AMD Socket 754 AMD Athlon 64 -NVIDIA nForce3 250Gb -1600MT/s -DDR 400 (ECC/non-ECC unbuffered). 3 x 184-pin DIMM Max. 3GB -AGP 8x -Integrated Gigabit LAN -8-channel audio -Coaxial/Optical S/PDIF-out -6 x Serial ATA -Dual RAID with NV RAID and Silicon Image supporting RAID 0,1, 0+1, 10, JBOD, and RAID 5 -5 x PCI -2 x IEEE 1394 -NV Firewall For more information about the K8N-E Deluxe and other ASUS products, please visit the company homepage at www.asus.com. ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (TSE:2357), the perennial leader of the motherboard industry, is also a leading manufacturer of top-quality desktop barebones, notebooks, IA devices, servers, graphics cards, broadband modems, wireless solutions, optical drives and networking devices. With world-class engineering and offices and subsidiaries located in all corners of the world, ASUSTeK provides innovative solutions to consumers, businesses and OEM customers. The company has been amongst BusinessWeek's "InfoTech 100" since 1998.