Asus reveals new technologies for its Intel 7 series chipsets-based boards
Andy Ruffell / 5 years ago
Recently hosted by Asus were a series of global seminars during which the company unveiled several new technologies that will be integrated in the upcoming boards using Intel’s 7 Series chipset. Amongst these new technologies are the pioneering Dual Intelligent Processors 3 with SMART DIGI+ Power Control for significant performance boosts, ASUS Wi-Fi GO! for future-proof and more convenient entertainment experiences and Fan Xpert 2, which enables the most customizable fan controls ever offered on a motherboard.
Along with these new technologies, some brand new motherboards from Asus’ ROG brand were on display, this includes the micro ATX Maximus V GENE, as well as the ruggedized SABERTOOTH Z77 from the ASUS TUF range. The Maximus V GENE comes with SupremeFX III audio and network traffic management via Intel Ethernet and ASUS GameFirst technology, affording smoother and more immersive gameplay. Meanwhile, the SABERTOOTH Z77 features Thermal Armor for precision cooling and unsurpassed reliability. In addition to these boards, the ASUS 7 Series caters to a wide range of computing segments, including workstation models with 4-way GeForce SLI and dual Intel Ethernet. Multimedia-focused and energy efficient mini-ITX and H77 motherboards further extend new ASUS and Intel technologies into the home theater PC sector.
SMART DIGI+ Power Control and Dual Intelligent Processors 3 upgrade performance
The world’s first Dual Intelligent Processors from Asus comes equipped with two onboard chips: the TurboV Processing Unit (TPU) and the Energy Processing Unit (EPU). These increase system performance while saving energy through optimized power management. Dual Intelligent Processors 3 builds on that foundation with new SMART DIGI+ Power Control, which consists of multiple digital voltage controllers that allow for ultra-precise tuning of CPU, iGPU and DRAM power delivery while working with the TPU to ramp up performance to full potential.
For more convenience, the digital power delivery has also been upgraded with one-click performance optimization, and now includes Smart CPU Power Level profiles, which reduce CPU power consumption to specific wattages with a single click. Thanks to the new architecture a cooler and quieter environment is provided and with the new motherboards carefully designed in accordance with next generation Intel VRD 12.5 power standards, consumers are offered the latest in innovation and readiness.
ASUS Fan Xpert 2: a greater thermal flexibility and responsiveness
Even though performance and efficiency have always been main keys for Asus when designing their motherboard, the company has also decided to go into improving cooling with the introduction of hardware-based Fan Xpert 2, bringing thermal flexibility and response to levels unavailable anywhere else. The included Fan Auto Tuning Mode scans fans individually to detect their thermal properties through automatic speed sensing. Custom fan speeds can be adjusted automatically or manually with a single mouse click, achieving an optimal balance of cooling and low noise. Fan Xpert 2 also includes an RPM Fixed Mode for users who wish to reduce noise levels to near 0dB, with highly specific fan speed controls that react to actual system loads for more accurate response.
ASUS Wi-Fi GO! makes computing easier and more rewarding
During the seminars, Asus has also introduced the new Wi-Fi GO! technology, tailored to entertainment-minded consumers on the look for more seamless and smoother user experiences. Home entertainment becomes easier with Wi-Fi functions such as DLNA streaming, users can now enjoy content from a variety of devices. The Remote Desktop function provides access to the desktop with a tablet or smartphone acting as remote control, allowing greater convenience by creating a portable virtual desktop. Wi-Fi GO! can also convert PCs into routers, with all of these features fully integrated into a one-stop utility.
Incorporating new Intel 7 series chipset advancements
Additionally to the exclusive technologies provided with the Asus motherboards, the future products will also feature Intel’s own technologies including Intel Smart Response Technology, Intel Smart Connect Technology, and Intel Rapid Start Technology, while also natively supporting PCI Express 3.0.
With all these features combined, Asus is set to present some of the most attractive motherboards on the market.
Source: Press Release