ASUS Releases P5LD2 Deluxe Motherboard

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ASUS Releases P5LD2 Deluxe Motherboard

Post by Apoptosis » Thu May 26, 2005 2:39 pm

Wireless Connectivity and TV Viewing on One High-Performance Motherboard

P5LD2 Deluxe Motherboard with ASUS Intelligent Features, Intel 945P Chipset and Dual-Core CPU Platform Support Improves Everyday Computing Experience

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Taipei, Taiwan; May 26, 2005 – ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (ASUS), the worldwide leader of motherboards, today introduced the P5LD2 Deluxe motherboard based on the newly released Intel 945P chipset. To provide computing solutions that blend into users’ daily life, the all-new motherboard incorporated ASUS Intelligence (AI) features, which deliver enhancements in TV functions, wireless connection, noiseless cooling and automatic performance adjustment. Combined with support for the dual-core CPU platform, the P5LD2 Deluxe is a complete package made for complex multi-tasking and a comfortable computing experience.

“ASUS motherboards with AI Life Features blend lifestyle and personal computing to make PCs fast, fun and convenient to use,” said Joe Hsieh, Director of ASUS Motherboard Business. “We don’t want people to change their way of life for a computer. Instead, let us improve the quality of their lives with innovative computing technologies.”

The P5LD2 Deluxe is a member of the all-new AI Life Series. It comes in two editions:
P5LD2 Deluxe
P5LD2 Deluxe WiFi-TV Edition

WiFi-TV Card
Wireless connectivity and entertainment are the key words of personal computing in the 21st Century, and the AI Life motherboard delivers both in one card (available on the P5LD2 Deluxe WiFi-TV edition).
Total Wireless Solution
Offering IEEE 802.11a/b/g standards all in one add-on card, the WiFi-TV PCI card allows convenient wireless connection to the Internet and other digital devices. Share photos, videos and MP3 music files between the wireless devices at home without the tangling wires. In addition, the unique setup wizard greatly simplifies the process for building a wireless network.
TV-Tuner
No need to spend extra money to own PVR (personal video recorder). The WiFi-TV card, with TV tuner functions, lets users watch, record, pause and even replay your favorite scenes and sport plays! It offers analog TV, digital TV with DVB-T standard, and FM radio! The analog TV/digital TV combo presents the most flexible way to enjoy regular and digital TV (consult with your dealer for availability) with a single on screen switch!
AI Quiet
With PCs serving as the entertainment centerpiece and playing a bigger role in our lives, quiet operation is in high demand. No one wants to hear the cooling fan making annoy noises. The ASUS AI Quiet function dynamically controls CPU speed and reduces temperature and fan speeds when peace and quiet are what you desire.
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. The result is a temperature decrease of up to 20˚C degrees!

Intel 945P chipset
The Intel 945P is the latest and one of the most powerful chipsets in personal computing. It supports 1066MHz FSB (front-side-bus), PCI Express graphics, dual-channel DDR2 memory, and Intel’s dual-core CPU for fast multi-tasking. Combined with the Intel ICH7R Southbridge that provides four Serial ATA II ports with various RAID options and PCI Express interface, the motherboard is an excellent foundation for a powerful desktop PC.

Superior performance
Enjoy the extraordinary power of the dual-core CPU. The advanced processing technology contains two physical CPU cores with individually dedicated L2 cache to satisfy the rising demand for more processing power. To attain top memory performance, there is the latest Hyper Path 3. This unique feature significantly shortens latency time during data transfers, allowing users to experience the real power of their computers.

Universal PCI Express
The Universal PCI Express technology offers utilization flexibility of the Southbridge PCI Express interface. It enables users to plug in an additional PCI Express graphics card to set up a dual graphics card platform on a single motherboard. ASUS’ own smart quick switch further detects how users installed their PCI Express devices, and intelligently reroutes the PCI Express lanes for optimized bandwidth allocation.

Theatre-Level Audio with Dolby Master Studio
A person who truly knows good entertainment appreciates good acoustic presence. AI Life Series motherboards offer 8-channel audio output and sound spec higher than that of DVD. Enjoy true home theatre experience with the supreme Dolby Master Studio and hear music and movies in 7.1 surround sound.
-Dolby Prologic IIx -Dolby Digital EX -Dolby Headphone
-Dolby Virtual speaker -Dolby Digital Live


Specification summary:
-Socket 775 for Intel Pentium D/Pentium 4/Celeron
-Intel EMT64, EIST, Hyper-Threading Technology
-Intel 945P + ICH7R chipsets
-1066/800/533MHz FSB
-DDR2 667/533/400
-Expansion: 1 x PCIe x16, 1 x Universal PCIe (up to x4 mode), 1 x PCIe x1, 3 x PCI slots
Gigabit LAN
-6 x Serial ATA 3Gb/s ports including 1 external port
-WiFi-TV Edition (optional)
Wi-Fi-a/b/g
DTV (DVB-T)/Analog TV/FM Radio


For more details on the ASUS P5LD2 Deluxe motherboard and ASUS AI Life Features, please visit the company homepage at http://www.asus.com.

About ASUS
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (TSE:2357), is a leading provider of 3C total solutions. Its product portfolio includes notebooks, motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, information appliances, desktop PCs, servers, wireless solutions, mobile phones and networking devices. With world-class engineering and offices and subsidiaries located in all corners of the world, ASUSTeK provides innovative solutions to consumers, businesses and OEM/ODM customers. The company is the perennial leader of the motherboard and graphics card industries and a top 10 player globally for notebooks, optical drives, broadband modems and a wide range of other products.

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Post by infinitevalence » Thu May 26, 2005 2:52 pm

FWI the WIFI-TV though it looks like its included is actualy and extra purches so this mobo just got that much more expencive, figure ~$300 by the time you add all the features that it "should" come with.
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Post by allenpan » Fri May 27, 2005 4:22 pm

nah got the price sheet, is just 235$ CND or 200 USD

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Post by infinitevalence » Fri May 27, 2005 4:26 pm

you sure thats including the Wifi stuff to?
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