ASUS P5Q-E Intel P45 mainboard - Introduction - Mainboard layout
Bluetooth 1 Apr 2008
This full ATX mainboard comes with 2 PCI and 3 full length PCIe x16 slots. You
can run Dual 8x CrossFire using the Blue and 2nd left most brown coloured PCIe
slot. The leftmost PCIe slot run at PCIe x4. There are two other PCIe x1 on
board for other peripherals add on.
At the back of the slots are the Dual GbE controllers using Marvell chipsets.
Audio is supported by ADI AD2000B HDA. 1394 is by LSI L-FW3227 supporting 2
The MOSFETS around the CPU socket are cooled down with copper heatsink and
heatpipes. beneath it is 4 DIMM supporting a max of 16GB of
DDR2-1200/1066/800/667 non ECC unbuffered memory on dual channel architecture.
The board has 6 SATAA II ports that can be configured as RAID 0,1,5,10 via
ICH10R. 1 IDE+2 eSATA is controlled by an onboard marvell 88SE6121 controller. A
third controler the Silicon image SIL5723 (drive expert technology) controls 2
other SATA II ports, supporting EZ backup and Super Speed (basically raid 0 and
raid 1). There are a max of 12 USB ports that can be supported on this board. 6
at the rear and 6 via connectors.
The back panel consists of PS/2 keyboard/mouse port, Coaxial+Digital S/PDIF, 6
USB ports, 2 GbE, 1 1394 , 1 eSATA and audio ports.
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