ASUS M3A32-MVP Deluxe/WiFi-AP - for AMD's Phenom CPUs

Posted on Sunday, Nov 04 2007 @ 20:57 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
ASUS has released its first motherboard with support for AMD's upcoming Phenom processors. The ASUS M3A32-MVP Deluxe/WiFi-AP features the AMD 790FX chipset and support HyperTransport 3.0, quad PCI Express 2.0 x16 and has a new memory cooling technology.

ASUS claims the motherboard's Cool Mempipe design will lower the temperature of memory modules by up to 10°C if you use watercooling:
Traditional thermal solutions for memory modules like memory heat spreaders can only dissipate the heat out from the modules, but this heat is still trapped within the system itself. The ASUS exclusive Cool Mempipe effectively transmits the heat generated by the memory chips to the heat sink near the back IO ports, where it can be carried away by existing airflows inside the system. This revolutionary memory heat pipe solution lowers the memory temperatures by up to 10°C in water cooling systems; and lowers by up to 5°C in air cooling systems – providing a more stable computing environment. A flexible design makes it easy to cater for single or double-side memory modules – with or without heat spreaders.


The motherboard maker also released two other HT3 ready M3A motherboards:

Model

M3A32-MVP Deluxe
/WIFI-AP

M3A32-MVP Deluxe

M3A

CPU

AMD AM2+ / AM2 CPU Support

Chipset

AMD 790FX / SB600

AMD 770 / SB600

Memory

DDR2 1066 / 800 / 533

System Bus

Up to 5200 MT/s

Graphics

4 x PCIe x16, @ PCIe 2.0

1 x PCIe x16, @ PCIe 2.0

Gbit LAN

x 1

x 1

x 1

WiFi-AP

x 1

-

-

Audio

8CH HD

Storage

7 SATA3.0Gb/s
(1 is eSATA)

4 SATA3.0Gb/s

ASUS Cool Mempipe

v

-

-

Precision Tweaker 2

v

v

-

8+2 Phase Power Design / Stack Cool 2

v

v

-

4+1 Power Phase Design

-

-

v

Q-Shield

v

v

v



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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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