ASUS P5K3 Premium motherboard for overclockers

Posted on Thursday, Aug 02 2007 @ 02:15 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Asus has released a special new motherboard for overclockers, the ASUS P5K3 Premium. This LGA775 motherboard comes with the latest technologies and delivers a brand new innovation – the Turbo D3 Onboard Memory feature. With this cutting-edge feature, users are guaranteed DDR3 overclocking speeds of above 1500 and reduced clock cycle timings by 50% for random data access.
Hot on the heels of ASUS's Native Support for DDR3 1333, ASUS has yet again come up with another groundbreaking technology. The P5K3 Premium provides exceptional functions and utilizes Turbo D3 – superb onboard memory features that guarantee overclocking above DDR3 1500. The Turbo D3 Design includes the Perfect T-Tree Design, ASUS's exclusive Super Memspeed Technology and the revolutionary Hyper PCB Design.

The P5K3 Premium motherboard utilizes the cutting-edge Perfect T-Tree Design to provide users with simultaneous random data access on every memory chip. What this means is that data access to each memory chip occurs at the same time, instead of conventional DDR3 Fly-by Topologies that require time to be spent waiting for one by one random data access. This reduces clock cycle timing by 50% for random data access – thereby ensuring faster memory speeds.

Additionally, an innovative Hyper PCB Design provides good power delivery and cleaner signals with less crosstalk. It also provides more ground layers to provide better heat dissipation for thermal purposes – allowing users to enjoy faster speeds for better overclocking.



LGA775 socket for Intel Core2 Extreme / Core2 Quad / Core™2 Duo / Pentium Extreme / Pentium D / Pentium 4 Processors
Supports Intel next generation 45nm Multi-Core CPU


Intel P35 / ICH9R with Intel Fast Memory Access Technology


1333/1066/800 MHz


Onboard memory, 2GB Dual Channel DDR3 1333MHz, non-ECC, un-buffered memory
DDR3 1500 (O.C)
It is recommended that you install a CPU with 1066MHz FSB or above to guarantee DDR3 memory overclocking to above 1500. Please refer to for more information.

Expansion Slots

2 x PCI-E x16
2 x PCI-E x1
3x PCI


- 6 x Internal SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports
- Supports SATA RAID 0,1,5 and 10
JMicron JMB363:
- 1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 for up to 2 PATA devices
- 2 x External SATA 3.0 Gb/s port (SATA on the Go)


ADI 8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC
Coaxial / Optical S/PDIF out ports at back panel


Dual Gigabit LAN controllers


10 x USB 2.0 ports

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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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