ASUS®, worldwide leader in component and notebook design and manufacturing,
today released the ROG Striker II Extreme series of motherboards. Supporting
NVIDIA’s nForce® 790i Ultra SLI™ chipset the Striker II Extreme is the
motherboard for overclockers and power users. This powerful series of
motherboards is also equipped with innovative technologies for enhanced
graphical and thermal performance, versatile overclocking options, as well as a
vast array of features that include device protection.
Fusion Block System for 50% Cooler Thermal Performance
The Striker II
Extreme’s Fusion Block System utilizes a Pin-Fin heatsink design that combines
the ROG's renowned heatpipe design with the additional ability to connect to a
water cooling system. This unique design means users can enjoy 50% cooler
thermal performance to the north bridge, south bridge, and even VRM with a
single connection; Providing them with a versatile, efficient, and advanced
thermal system resulting in improved overclocking and stability.
Instant CPU Boosts with CPU Level Up
Catering to avid overclocking
enthusiasts and gamers alike, the ROG Striker II Extreme Series comes with two
unique features for flexible CPU upgrading. The CPU Level Up feature makes it
simple for users to upgrade CPU performance without prior overclocking
knowledge. All that is required is for the user to pick the processor speed they
want, and the motherboard will do the rest. Instant performance upgrades have
never been easier! Overclocking enthusiasts can also make use of the CPU Level
Up result to adjust settings for even higher frequencies. The other feature,
Extreme Tweaker, is a one stop shop to fine-tune systems for optimal
performance. With a vast array of options to tweak frequencies, over-voltage or
memory timing settings, this handy application will allow overclocking gurus to
fully fine-tune their system to their desired settings for maximum overclocking
and performance outputs.
Exceptional Graphical Performance with 3-WAY SLI
The Republic of Gamers
believes in unsurpassed graphical performance. The ROG Striker II Extreme allows
gamers to attain this high level of performance with support for 3-way SLI
technology in PCIe2.0 mode – allowing users to run three high-end VGA cards
running with full x16 lanes.
Protect Your Devices with Voltiminder LED and COP EX
In order to achieve
the highest level of performance, overvoltage adjustment is crucial. However,
this practice is risky and can lead to damaged PC components. Sort of like the
"red zone" on a car’s tachometer, the ROG exclusive Voltiminder LED displays the
voltage status for the CPU, NB, SB, and Memory in an intuitive color-coded
fashion. This allows quick voltage monitoring that is essential while
overclocking. The COP EX feature allows users to overclock with confidence and
increase chipset voltages without the worries of overheating. Used to monitor
the chipsets, it can actually save an overheating GPU. With the Voltiminder LED
and the COP EX as protection mechanisms, more overclocking freedom and maximum
performance can be achieved.
The ROG Striker II Extreme will be available soon through ASUS North American
dealers. The introductory MSRP is $469 USD. For more information on the graphics
card, go to: http://promos.asus.com/campaign/t.aspx?n=17&l=151.
ASUS is the worldwide leader in the new digital era. With a
global staff of more than 100,000 and a world-class research and development
team, the company generated over 6.9 billion U.S. dollars in revenue in 2007.
ASUS has been ranked in Business Week InfoTech 100 for 10 consecutive years, and
has been praised by the Wall Street Journal Asia as the top company for product
quality and customer service.