P5M2 is based on latest Intel® Xeon® 3000 / CoreTM 2 Duo processor, Intel® 3000 MCH, Intel® ICH7R and Intel® 6702 PXH 64-bit PCI Hub chipset, which achieves 102% better performance (SPECjbb2005) and 69% reduction in processor power (65W compared with 110W) than its predecessor, will provide immediate dual-processor level performance scale-up.
One Design for Dual Use.
There are five expansion slots in this serverboard, including: one PCI 32bit/ 33MHz, two PCI-X 133 / 100MHz, one PCI-E x16 (x 8 link), and one SODIMM socket for ASMB3-SOL. It's not only expandable for rack-mount chassis, but also meets most pedestal applications with BMC expansion. For better thermal solution, the DIMM slots are paralleled to the airflow to reduce air block; and CPU is located at the border side to cool down effectively.
Cost-effective RAID Support.
4 SATAII 300MB/s ports from ICH7R come with built-in LSI® MegaRAID SATA driver support, providing software RAID 0, 1, 0+1 under Windows and major Linux; Intel® Matrix Storage (Windows) supports RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5; users will enjoy reliable and cost-effective data protection.
Professional Network Connection Solution.
P5M2 is equipped with dual server class Broadcom® BCM5721 PCI-E Gigabit controllers, with "Teaming" and "Failover" function, the network connection is smoother and faster. With more than 3 years' market experience, dual Broadcom® BCM5721 LAN controllers provide reliable & robust connection with wide Linux driver support.
ASUS P5M2. Maximum internal memory: 8 GB. Processor family: Intel, Processor socket: LGA 775 (Socket T). LAN controller: Broadcom BCM5721. Motherboard chipset: Intel 3000, Motherboard form factor: ATX, RAID levels: 0, 1, 0+1. Maximum graphics adapter memory: 32 MB, Graphics adapter: ES1000