ASUS Technology Pte Ltd (ASUS), the worldwide leader of motherboards, today introduced the M2N32 WS Professional motherboard, which provides workstation- and server-level performance and functionality. The M2N32 WS Professional supports the AMD® Socket AM2 processing platform, and incorporated the Nvidia nForce® 590 SLI™ MCP chipset to provide dual-core CPU, SLI dual-PCI Express graphics, dual-channel DDR2 and dual-LAN controller architectures.

ASUS Technology Pte Ltd (ASUS), the worldwide leader of motherboards, today introduced the M2N32 WS Professional motherboard, which provides workstation- and server-level performance and functionality. The M2N32 WS Professional supports the AMD® Socket AM2 processing platform, and incorporated the Nvidia nForce® 590 SLI™ MCP chipset to provide dual-core CPU, SLI dual-PCI Express graphics, dual-channel DDR2 and dual-LAN controller architectures.

Dual Architectures Increase Overall System Performance

The M2N32 WS Professional supports the AMD AM2 dual-core processor and dual-channel DDR2 800 memory, delivering overall performance enhancement for workstation and server systems. The all-new motherboard also supports dual-PCI Express architecture to offer high-quality graphics for workstation-level tasks. For efficient networks, the board further adopted dual-LAN controllers to enable teaming functions for increased bandwidth and faster data transfers.

PCI-X – Expandability for Future Upgrades

The M2N32 WS Professional comes equipped with two PCI-X slots, two PCI slots, two IEEE 1394a ports, ten USB 2.0 ports and ten Serial ATA-II 3Gb/s ports to provide mega storage capacity. Offering superior expandability, it is ready for resource-hungry applications of today and tomorrow.

To bring out the very best of the AM2/nForce 590 SLI platform, the M2N32 WS Professional included innovative solutions found only on ASUS motherboards.

AI Nap

With AI Nap, users can instantly “relax” their PCs without terminating current tasks. System will continue to operate at minimum power and noise when users are temporarily away. It downloads files and run applications at the quietest state while users are asleep. Simply click on the mouse to wake up the system in seconds.

AI Gear

To balance system performance and silent computing, AI Gear enables users to choose from profiles to adjust CPU frequency and vCore voltage, minimizing system noise and power consumption.

Heatpipe Mechanism

Instead of two separate heatsinks for the Northbridge and Southbridge, the M2N32 WS Professional incorporated the copper heatpipe design that that links the two chipsets’ together and provides extra large heatsinks for more heat exchange area. The result is faster heat dissipation and reliable system performance.

8-Phase Power design

It delivers steadier power supply for the CPU by generating less heat than conventional power solutions and providing a cool computing environment for stable performance and higher overclocking margin. It reduces input ripple current and output ripple voltage, preventing the

CPU and power modules from the risk of high power stress.

Stack Cool 2

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 without the noise from high-speed fan rotation

Specification summary

-AMD Socket AM2

-NVIDIA nForce® 590 SLI™ MCP

-Dual Channel DDR2-800/667/533M

-2 x 64 bit PCI-X

-2 x PCI-E x16, support NVIDIA SLI at full x16, x16 speed

-10 x SATA3.0 Gb/s including one external port

-Dual Gigabit LAN

-ADI AD1988B 8-CH HD Audio