|Supports AMD Socket AM2/AM2+ Athlon 64 X2 / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 / Sempron|
The motherboard supports AMD socket AM2/AM2+ single-core Athlon 64/ Sempron and dual-core Athlon 64 X2/ Athlon 64 FX processors with 2MB / 1MB / 512KB L2 cache, which is based on 64-bit architecture. It features 2000 / 1600 MT/s HyperTransport Bus, dual-channel un-buffered DDR2 1066/800 memory support and AMD Cool ´n´ Quiet! Technology.
AMD Cool ´n´ Quiet! Technology
M2A-MX supports AMD Cool ´n´ Quiet! Technology, which monitors system operation and automatically adjusts CPU voltage and frequency for a cool and quiet environment.
The AMD 690V Chipset delivers a Windows Vista™ Premium experience. This Northbridge is the latest AMD chipset designed to support AMD Sempron™, AMD Athlon™ 64, Athlon™ 64 FX, Athlon™ 64 FX X2 CPU. It boosts your gaming and multimedia experience with integrated ATI Radeon X1200 Graphics. It also features 800/1000MHz HT(HyperTransport) interface speeds, Microsoft DirectX9.0, Pixel Shader V2.0 and dual VGA outputs. The AMD SB600 chipset build-in ATA 133 controller which can support RAID 0, 1 & 0+1.
Dual channel DDR2 1066
DDR2 1066memory provides great performance for 3D graphics and other memory demanding applications on next generation memory technology.
PCI Express Architecture
PCI Express is the latest I/O interconnect technology that will replace the existing PCI. With a bus bandwidth 4 times higher than that of AGP 8X interface, PCI Express x16 bus performs much better than AGP 8X in applications such as 3D gaming. PCI Express x1 also outperforms PCI interface with its exceptional high bandwidth.
Serial ATA 3Gb/s
This motherboard supports next-generation SATA hard drives based on the new SATA 3Gb/s storage specification. The onboard SB600 southbridge allows RAID 0, RAID 1 & RAID 0+1 configurations for four SATA connectors.
Easy connectivity to your network or broadband connection with onboard LAN port, lets you take gaming online without buying expensive additional LAN cards.
High Definition Audio
Enjoy high-quality sound system on your PC! The onboard 6-channel HD audio (High Definition Audio, previously codenamed Azalia) CODEC enables high-quality 192KHz/24-bit audio output, jack-sensing feature, retasking functions technology that automatically detects and identifies what types of peripherals are plugged into the audio I/O jacks and notifies users of inappropriate connection, meaning there will be no more confusion of Line-in, Line-out and Mic jacks.
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2
The CrashFree BIOS2 feature now includes the BIOS auto-recovery function in a support CD. Users can reboot their system through the support CD when a bootable disk is not available, and go through the simple BIOS auto-recovery process. ASUS motherboards now enable users to enjoy this protection feature without the need to pay for an optional ROM.
ASUS EZ Flash
With ASUS EZ Flash, you can update BIOS before entering operating system. No more DOS-based flash utility and bootable diskette required.
ASUS Q-Fan technology intelligently adjusts CPU fan speeds according to system loading to ensure quiet, cool and efficient operation.
ASUS MyLogo personalizes and adds style to your system with customizable boot logos.
The motherboard and its packaging comply with the European Union´s Restriction on the use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS). This is in line with the ASUS vision of creating environment-friendly and recyclable products and packaging to safeguard consumers´ health while minimizing the impact on the environment.