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ASUS Releases P4B Motherboard

Posted on Monday, September 10, 2001 @ 10:04:42 PM CDT by David Yee [] [read 5034 times]

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[excerpt] ASUS today announced the release of the P4B motherboard for Socket 478 Pentium 4 processors. The ASUS P4B is the first motherboard to support socket 478 Pentium 4 processors with SDRAM, and leverages Intel's 845 chipset technology to deliver a motherboard with superior features and value for the mainstream.

The ASUS P4B and the Intel 845 chipset lets users take advantage of the latest Pentium 4 technology while using mainstream PC133 SDRAM. Benefits of the P4B and Intel Pentium 4 include enhanced multimedia, internet, gaming, and more. Supporting the latest socket 478 Pentium 4 processors beyond 2.0GHz and up to 3GB of SDRAM, the P4B offers a highly expandable platform for today and tomorrow.

The P4B incorporates for the first time, many leading-edge features previously unseen in motherboards. A unique onboard speech IC chip and ASUS POST ReporterTM provide clear explanations of system errors for quick and easy optimization, while ASUS MyLogoTM personalizes and adds style to your system with customizable boot logos. Also included is an ASUS EZ PlugTM power connector that eliminates the need to buy a special ATX 12V power supply to support your P4 CPU, as well as advanced media support for smartcards, SD, and Memory Stick. For audiophiles, an SPDIF-out interface enables convenient connection to 5.1 speaker systems for theater-like audio experiences (audio models only) and performance enthusiasts will enjoy the P4B's extreme overclocking features.

The P4B is ultra-expandable with 6 standard PCI interfaces and connections for up to four USB ports. A CNR interface supports software modem or audio technologies via a modem/audio riser card, while an AGP4X slot supports today's most advanced graphics cards.

Key Features:

  • Supports Intel Pentium 4 socket 478 processors
  • Intel i845 and ICH2 chipset
  • 3 DIMMS slots for up to 3GB of PC100/PC133 SDRAM support
  • AGP 4X slot
  • ATA-100/66/33 support
  • 4 USB ports
  • 6 PCI slots / 1 CNR slot
  • AC'97 audio
  • SPDIF out interface

    The ASUS P4B is shipping in quantities now. To learn more about the P4B and win valuable hardware giveaways, visit the ASUS Special Event P4 website at:

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