ASUS P5WDG2 WS s ASUS P5WDG2 WS i975X Board

ASUS
introduced the Main Station Motherboard Series and the inaugural model,
P5WDG2-WS, which is based on the Intel 975X chipset and supports the Pentium D
and Pentium Extreme Edition 955 dual-core processors. Made for high-end computer
and workstation users, the P5WDG2-WS provides powerful computing, superior
scalability for future upgrades, quiet system cooling and stable continuous
operation.

- Intel Pentium Processor Extreme Edition 955/Pentium D/Pentium 4/Celeron
– Intel 975X + Intel ICH7R chipsets
– Front side bus 1066/800MHz
– 4 x DIMM, max. 8GB, DDR2 800/667/533, ECC and non-ECC un-buffered memory
– 2 x PCI-E x16 (Dual graphic running @ x 8 speed), 2 x PCI-X, 2 x PCI 2.2
– Dual Gigabit LAN
– 8 x Serial ATA 3 GB/s ports
– 2 x IEEE 1394a
– 8 x USB 2.0 ports

ASUS P5WDG2 WS ASUS P5WDG2 WS i975X Board

ASUS
introduced the Main Station Motherboard Series and the inaugural model,
P5WDG2-WS, which is based on the Intel 975X chipset and supports the Pentium D
and Pentium Extreme Edition 955 dual-core processors. Made for high-end computer
and workstation users, the P5WDG2-WS provides powerful computing, superior
scalability for future upgrades, quiet system cooling and stable continuous
operation.

Superb platform for 975X chipset and dual-core processing
Based on the latest Intel 975X chipset, the P5WDG2-WS supports Intel’s most
powerful dual-core processors, including the advanced Pentium Extreme Edition
955CPU, which offers two independent 2MB L2 cache, 1066MHz front-side-bus, and
adopted Hyper-Threading Technology and Virtualization Technology for efficient
multi-threads operation. Together with two PCI Express x16 slots capable of ATI
CrossFire dual-graphics card function and native dual-channel DDR2 800 support
up to 8GB, the P5WDG2-WS offers excellent graphics and memory performance.

Expandability for future upgrades
The P5WDG2-W2 comes equipped with two PCI-X slots, two PCI slots, two IEEE
1394a ports, eight USB 2.0 ports and eight Serial ATA-II 3Gb/s ports for
establishing two sets of RAID. Offering superior expandability, the all-new
motherboard is made for resource-hungry applications of today and tomorrow.

Fan-less, noiseless cooling
Stack Cool 2 is a fan-less and zero-noise cooling solution offered
exclusively by ASUS. It effectively transfers heat generated by the critical
components to the other side of the specially designed PCB (printed circuit
board) for effective heat dissipation. The result is a temperature decrease of
up to 20 degrees Celsius!

8-Phase Power Design
The 8-Phase Power Design provides highly efficient operation to generate less
heat (at least 15°C) than other conventional power solutions. It reduces input
ripple current and output ripple voltage, which keeps CPU and VRM (voltage
regulation modules) from suffering the risk of high power stress. It has the
advantages of quick transient response and stability, especially beneficial when
CPU requires more current immediately under heavy loading or overclocking mode.

Specification summary
– Intel Pentium Processor Extreme Edition 955/Pentium D/Pentium 4/Celeron
– Intel 975X + Intel ICH7R chipsets
– Front side bus 1066/800MHz
– 4 x DIMM, max. 8GB, DDR2 800/667/533, ECC and non-ECC un-buffered memory
– 2 x PCI-E x16 (Dual graphic running @ x 8 speed), 2 x PCI-X, 2 x PCI 2.2
– Dual Gigabit LAN
– 8 x Serial ATA 3 GB/s ports
– 2 x IEEE 1394a
– 8 x USB 2.0 ports