box Asus P5E VM HDMI

Asus is understandably one of the largest motherboard makers around, and luckily one of the more innovative and market-responsive mainboard makers. The P5E-VM HDMI we have with us today conforms to RoHS requirements so that Green Peace members don’t have to waste time holding plaques outside Asus’s Taipei office.

board2 Asus P5E VM HDMI

Out of the box

Before you go on to look at the close shots, here’s what Asus wants readers to know about the P5E-VM HDMI. Despite a smaller form factor, it provides much of the features of higher end boards. Essentials are taken care of so you can concentrate on other aspects of system building. Yes, you see it right, there’s purported DX10 support. Expect to be able to drop in the latest Core CPUs too, for 1333FSB is a piece of cake for the P5E-VM HDMI.

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P5E-VM
HDMI

Chipset style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>

Intel
G35/ICH9R

Memory style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>

DDR2-800/667/533
MHz

FSB style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>

1333/1066/800
MHz

VGA style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>

Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X3500 integrated style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>

Dual
Display support: HDMI/DVI-D and RGB

Supports
RGB with max. resolution 2048 x 1536@75Hz

Supports
HDMI with max. resolution 1920 x 1200@60Hz

Supports
DVI with max. resolution 1920 x 1200@60Hz

Maximum
shared memory of 384 MB

Supports
Microsoft® DirectX® 10, OpenGL® 2.0, Pixel Shader
4.0

With
bundled HDMI-DVI conversion adapter this model can support DVI output

Expansion
Slot

1 x PCI-E
x16

2 x PCI-E
x1

1 x PCI

Storage style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>

Southbridge style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'> ICH9R:

- 6 x
SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports
– Intel Matrix Storage Technology supports RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10

JMicron® JMB368 PATA controller:

- 1 x class=SpellE>UltraDMA 133/100/66 for up to 2 PATA devices

Audio style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>

Realtek ALC 883, 8-channel High-Definition Audio CODEC

LAN style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>

Atheros L1 PCI-E Gigabit LAN controllers

USB style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>

12 x USB
2.0 ports

A ICH9R! Interestingly, Asus has played cupid between the current generation Southbridge and the “Mainstream” desktop Northbridge. For the perpetually curious, you may have seen on Intel’s website that the G35 was originally intended for use with the ICH8 family of Southbridge chipsets.

g35block Asus P5E VM HDMI

rocksolid Asus P5E VM HDMI

All of a sudden, Asus’s slogan started making sense.