Asus unveiled the P5E-V HDMI and P5E-VM HDMI motherboards, Tweaktown reports. Both motherboards are based on the Intel G35 chipset and feature HDMI support, the P5E-V HDMI is a ATX motherboard while the P5E-VM HDMI uses a mATX form factor.
The ATX board has support for CrossFire and both boards feature HDMI, D-Sub and a HDMI to DVI converter.
The boards offer support for up to 1,333MHz bus and can take up to 8GB of DDR2 800MHz memory in four DIMM slots. Interestingly enough, Asus has somehow managed to marry the G35 MCH to Intel’s ICH9R on both boards, something that Intel didn’t intend for the G35 chipset, as it’s meant to be paired up with Intel’s ICH8-series. The benefits of this aren’t great, but you do at least get support for two more USB 2.0 ports as well as command based port multiplier support for SATA.
Both boards packs 7.1-channel HD audio with coaxial S/PDIF out, Gigabit Ethernet, FireWire, six SATA ports and an IDE connector. The P5E-V HDMI has two x16 PCI Express slots, although the second one only has x1 or x4 times bandwidth, a single x1 PCI Express slot and three PCI slots, while the P5E-VM HDMI manages a single PCI Express x16 slot, two x1 slots and a PCI slot. Both boards also has a small riser card which we haven’t quite managed to figure out what it’s for, nor is there any mention of what it is supposed to be on the Asus website nor in the manual.