ASUS ROG Blitz Extreme motherboards launched

Posted on Thursday, Jul 05 2007 @ 21:27 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Asus unveiled its new Republic of Gamers Blitz Extreme motherboard which has interesting new features like Crosslinx and a Fusion Block System which keeps the board cooler.
Crosslinx Technology Enables Full Graphics Potential
Built for extreme gaming, the ROG Blitz Extreme motherboard provides excellent graphical support with multiple GPU support – the standard for power gaming users. Traditional Intel P35 motherboards can only support PCIe x16 and x4 lanes – limiting performance outputs. The ROG Blitz Extreme on the other hand, is able to utilize ASUS’s exclusive Crosslinx technology that features a dedicated graphics controller to optimizes PCIe allocation with dual x8 lanes. This enhanced dual x8 graphics resolves bottlenecks in performance and exceeds x16 and x4 solutions – providing higher frame rates for better gaming experiences.

Better Thermal Performance with Dual Path Cooling Solution
The ASUS Fusion Block System works by utilizing a sophisticated heatpipe system with a waterblock cooling solution that connects the waterblock to the watercooling circuit without requiring the purchase of an extra chipset waterblock. Not only does this save the user money, it also provides users with 47% lower temperatures in comparison to pure heatpipe cooling designs. Building on the ROG’s unique heatpipe system, the Fusion Block System provides a dual path cooling system; with just one extra connect to the Fusion Block System, users will be able to cool down MOSFET, Northbridge & Southbridge at the same time – allowing gamers to achieve maximum performance while keeping their PCs cool.
There are three different versions: the Blitz Extreme, Formula and Formula (Special Edition).

Blitz Series SPEC

Extreme

Formula

Formula (Special Edition)

CPU

LGA775 socket for Intel® Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Quad / Core™2 Duo / Pentium® Extreme / Pentium® D / Pentium® 4 / Celeron® D Processors

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Support Intel® next generation 45nm Multi-Core CPU

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Chipset

Intel® P35/ICH9R

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System Bus

1333 / 1066 / 800 MHz

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Memory

4 x DIMM, max. 8GB, DDR3-1333/1066/800, non-ECC and un-buffered memory

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4 x DIMM, max. 8GB, DDR2-1066/800/667, non-ECC and un-buffered memory

 

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CrossFire™ Technology

Support ATI CrossFire™ graphics cards (both at x8 mode)

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Storage

6 x SATA3.0Gb/s

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1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 for up to 2 PATA devices

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2 x External SATA 3.0 Gb/s port (SATA On-the-Go)

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LAN

2

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High Definition Audio

SupremeFX II Audio Card

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ROG Features

Fusion Block System

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Crosslinx

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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Re: ASUS ROG Blitz Extreme motherboards launched
by Anonymous on Thursday, Jul 05 2007 @ 23:02 CEST
Let's just hope it's not another Stinker, err, Striker Extreme.
http://vip.asus.com/forum/topic.aspx?board_id=1&model=Striker+Extreme&SLanguage=en-us