- Dual Intelligent Processors 2 with DIGI+ VRM DigitalPower Design
- UEFI BIOS (EZ Mode) - Flexible & Easy BIOSInterface
- LucidLogix Virtu (Universal Switchable Graphics) - AutoSwitching between Integrated Graphics and NVIDIA / AMD Cards
- Intel Smart Response Technology - SSD Speed with HDDCapacity
- BT GO! (Bluetooth) - Diverse BT Enjoyment, NewTechnology Lifestyle
- Quad USB 3.0/SATA 6Gb/s Support - Double Access, DoubleConvenience
- Quad-GPU SLI and Quad GPU CrossFireX Support!
PCI Express 3.0
PCI Express 3.0 (PCIe 3.0) is the latest PCI Express bus standard with improvedencoding schemes that provide twice the performance of current PCIe 2.0. Totalbandwidth for a x16 link reaches a maximum of 32GB/s, double the 16GB/s of PCIe2.0 (in x16 mode). As such, PCIe 3.0 provides users unprecedented data speeds,combined with the convenience and seamless transition offered by complete backwardcompatibility with PCIe 1.0 and PCIe 2.0 devices. PCIe 3.0 will become amust-have feature for users who wish to improve and optimize graphicperformance, as well as have the latest technology available to them.
UEFI BIOS (EZ Mode) - Flexible & Easy BIOS Interface
Exclusive to ASUS motherboards, its UEFI (Unified Extensible FirmwareInterface) is the first ever mouse-controlled graphical BIOS interface designedwith dual selectable modes. It delivers a user-friendly interface that goesbeyond traditional keyboard-only BIOS controls to enable more flexible andconvenient input with quick scrolling. Users can easily navigate the UEFI BIOSwith the smoothness of their operating system. Quick and simple overclockingand setup sharing is facilitated by the F12 hotkey BIOS snapshot feature. Theexclusive EZ Mode displays frequently-accessed setup info, while the AdvancedMode is for experienced performance enthusiasts that demand far more intricatesystem control, including detailed DRAM information.
Supports Hard Drives over 2.2TB
ASUS UEFI BIOS natively supports hard drives larger than 2.2TB in 64-bit, withfull storage space utilization helping deliver far more exciting computing thantraditional BIOS versions.
Exclusive ASUS Interface
EZ Mode- gives easy access to selectable, optimized system modes, clear systeminfo display and drag and drop boot prioritizingAdvanced Mode- for experienced performance enthusiasts that demand intricate systemsettings
LucidLogix Virtu- Universal Switchable Graphics Technology
LucidLogix Virtu is designed for the Intel Sandy Bridge platform powerfulintegrated graphics. Its GPU virtualization dynamically assigns tasks to thebest available graphics resources based on power, performance and system loadon Windows 7 based PCs. It allows users to fully utilize the uniquecapabilities of advanced Sandy Bridge multimedia features alongside the highend 3D rendering performance provided by installed graphics cards. When nodiscrete graphics are needed, the graphics card is put in idle mode to lowerutilization, heat, fan speed and power draw down to near zero, making thesystem more environmentally-friendly. For users with diverse needs, LucidLogixVirtu GPU virtualization provides great flexibility and efficiency.
Universal Switchable Graphics
LucidLogix Virtu GPU virtualization technology assigns tasks to the bestavailable GPU, allowing dynamic graphics switching between integrated graphicsand NVIDIA or AMD graphics cards.
3X Faster Video Conversion
With switchable graphics, all ASUS P8Z68 Series motherboards leverage thetranscoding power of Sandy Bridge, allowing users to enjoy three times fastervideo conversion with Intel Quick Sync Video technology.
Intel Smart Response Technology - SSD Speed with HDD Capacity
Intel Smart Response Technology boosts overall system performance. It usesan installed fast SSD (min 18.6GB available capacity) as a cache for frequentlyaccessed data. Harness the combination of SSD-like performance and responsewith hard drive capacity, that is 4X faster than a HDD-only system.
Digital Power Design: The New Standard
The world first Dual Intelligent Processors from ASUS pioneered the use oftwo onboard chips - EPU (Energy Processing Unit) and TPU (TurboV ProcessingUnit). The new generation of Dual Intelligent Processors 2 with DIGI+ VRMprovides precise Vcore PWM, integrated graphics voltages and frequency moduleadjustments with minimal power loss through BIOS tuning and an exclusive userinterface to increase the board overclocking range while performance reachesits full potential. ASUS DIGI+ VRM digital power design empowers users withsuperior flexibility and perfect precision to ensure optimized performance,extreme system stability and greater power efficiency.
DIGI+ VRM - Herald the Arrival of a New Digital Power Design Era
VRM, or voltage regulator modules, are considered among the most essentialmotherboard design components. They supply the voltage demanded by the CPU, anda good VRM must intelligently detect actual CPU power draw to provide precisepower accordingly. ASUS DIGI+ VRM is an innovative, industry-leading technologythat fully integrates Intel VRD12 specifications on a native level, greatlyenhancing power to go far beyond the limits of analog designs.