ASUS today has issued an official statement to clarify on the recent spat of
rumors accusing ASUS of making baseless claims on their motherboard features. Of
course, the presentation was done internally by Gigabyte to a group of media
recently but was unfortunately
leaked out in
the internet.

"It has come to our attention that a certain Taiwanese Motherboard
Manufacturer has made false claims against ASUS motherboards. These claims
have given rise to false information being communicated in both the
mainstream media and technology channels. ASUS wishes to clarify the issues
and so avoid any further confusion.

After investigation, it is clear that this company in question made use of a
sponsored gathering of local and international media to deliberately spread
information that we consider both untrue and without credible verification.
This “disinformation” is not only extremely damaging to ASUS but also
completely misleading to the consumers.

ASUS reserves the right to take legal action against any individual,
organization or corporation which creates or spreads such rumors.
"

ASUS today has issued an official statement to clarify on the recent spat of
rumors accusing ASUS of making baseless claims on their motherboard features. Of
course, the presentation was done internally by Gigabyte to a group of media
recently but was unfortunately
leaked out in
the internet.

It has come to our attention that a certain Taiwanese Motherboard
Manufacturer has made false claims against ASUS motherboards. These claims
have given rise to false information being communicated in both the
mainstream media and technology channels. ASUS wishes to clarify the issues
and so avoid any further confusion.

After investigation, it is clear that this company in question made use of a
sponsored gathering of local and international media to deliberately spread
information that we consider both untrue and without credible verification.
This “disinformation” is not only extremely damaging to ASUS but also
completely misleading to the consumers.

ASUS reserves the right to take legal action against any individual,
organization or corporation which creates or spreads such rumors.

ASUS has issued another statement to reiterate the P5Q motherboard features
once again :

Exclusive Feature 1: The world’s first energy saving motherboards now feature
new generation EPU for ultimate energy savings and performance

ASUS, in September 2007, released the world’s first EPU energy saving
motherboard. Now, the P5Q series utilizes the newest version of the EPU hardware
based energy saving chip, which can detect current PC loadings in real time and
automatically moderate the power supply for complete system level power savings.

Exclusive Feature 2: World’s first true 16-phase power design for ultimate
durability and lowest power consumption

In order to achieve the best possible performance and energy savings, the ASUS
P5Q series’ VRM voltage regulation module utilizes the ASUS exclusively designed
true 16-phase power design; which features intelligent auto phase switching
technology – when the CPU load increases, 16-phases are utilized, and during low
CPU processing periods, it switches automatically to a responsive 4-phase system
to power the CPU. This allows the ASUS P5Q to draw less power, thereby raising
power efficiency and prolonging component lifespans for longer durability.

Exclusive Feature 3: All Japan-made conductive capacitors for low
temperatures, stability and longer lifetimes

The ASUS P5Q utilizes 100% Japan-made conductive polymer capacitors for the
whole motherboard, providing world-class stability, low temperatures, and
reduces the risk of high voltages to the CPU – providing various ways to prolong
component life-spans.

Exclusive Feature 4: 5 Seconds* from bootup to online with Express Gate

Many times, the PC is only switched on to access email, surf the Internet or
chat with friends through instant messaging programs – so why waste precious
minutes of your time just waiting for boot-up? In order to make PCs more
accessible to people, ASUS has designed the exclusive Express Gate for rapid
online access after bootup. In just 5 seconds, users will be able to enjoy
Internet access, Skype calls, popular Instant Messengers (IM) like MSN or Yahoo
Messenger, watch YouTube videos, view photos and check their emails – all
without waiting to load Windows!

Exclusive Feature 5: 360° total protection for safety and data Security

The ASUS P5Q series utilizes 4 exclusive “Total Safety Features” to provide full
360° personal computing protection to cater to the safety of consumers and data
security.

In regards to motherboard safety, ASUS has designed the Electrostatic Discharge
Protection (ESD) and Overcurrent Protection features. The human body can build
up electric static charges as high as a few kilovolts. When contact is made to
electronic devices through the fingers, this charge can cause electrical damage
to internal components. ASUS’ ESD Protection provides static electricity
protection that surpasses the EU’s strict standards, especially for commonly
used USB ports.

An overcurrent is a current that exceeds the amperage rating of the external
device (flash memory, hard disks etc) or circuits (e.g. ICs). If an external
device with a fauty circuit is connected to a PC, an overcurrent might occur and
seriously damage components or the external device. ASUS’ Overcurrent Protection
automatically detects such overcurrents, and acts to protect your external
devices and other motherboard components.

Users usually store photos and music in their hard disks. Due to complex backup
solutions and the long time taken for backups, users seldom find it easy to
perform backups – even when using traditional RAID options. ASUS’ Drive Xpert
makes it easy to perform data backups through a user-friendly graphical user
interface, or enhance hard drive performances without the hassles of complicated
configurations.

ASUS’ Data Guardian provides a secure and protected working environment for
users – and secures the user’s personal data via TPM to create a virtual folder
protected by an encryption key, and then stored on a USB portable drive. With
Data Guardian, users will never worry about unauthorized usage, hackers and
stolen hard disk drives ever again.

* subject to user’s hardware and software configuration