Intel Socket 775, 2 x DIMM, Max. 2 GB, DDR2 533/400, uATX
P5GZ-MX with Intel 945GZ chipset inside supports Intel dual-core CPU and features 800MHz FSB (Due to chipset limitation, Intel® Core™ 2 processors can only run at a maximum speed of 800 MHZ FSB on this motherboard), PCI Express architecture, Serial ATA interface, high performance integrated graphics engine, dual-channel DDR2 memory, and HD Audio CODEC. It especially supports Intel EM64T and EIST technology, which provides you a 64-bit environment and an energy saving solution. P5GZ-MX is the most affordable all in one solution for Intel® Core™2 Processor with Intel 945GZ chipset inside.
CPU and Chipsets features
LGA775 Intel® Core™2 Processor Ready
This motherboard supports the latest Intel® Core™2 processors in LGA775 package. With new Intel® Core™ microarchitecture technology and 800MHz*, Intel® Core™2 processor is one of the most powerful and energy efficient CPU in the world.
*Due to chipset limitation, Intel® Core™ 2 processors can only run at a maximum speed of 800 MHZ FSB on this motherboard.
Enjoy the extraordinary CPU power from the latest dual-core CPU. The advanced processing technology contains two physical CPU cores with individually dedicated L2 cache to satisfy the rising demand for more powerful processing capability.
Intel 945GZ chipset
The Intel 945GZ graphics memory controller hub(GMCH) and the ICH7 I/O controller hub provide the vital interfaces for the motherboard. The GMCH features the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950, an integrated graphics engine for enhanced 3D, 2D, and video capabilities. The GMCH provides the interface for processor in the 775-land package with 800/533MHz FSB, dual channel DDR2 at speeds of up to 533MHz.
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
The new Intel Graphics engine has new capabilities that provide a significant increase in graphics performance. DirectX 9 hardware acceleration, 400MHz core clock, and up to 224MB of video memory all together provide a full-value, high performance graphic solution to you. Through a dual-independent display technology, different content can be displayed on each monitor or stretched across both displays for more workspace.
Dual-Channel DDR2 533
Dual-channel DDR2 technology doubles the bandwidth of your system memory and hence boost the system performance to out perform any memory existing solutions in the market.
Marvell Gigabit LAN
This motherboard comes with a Gigabit LAN controller to meet your growing networking needs. The controller provides faster data bandwidth for your Internet, LAN, and file sharing requirements.
ASUS EZ DIY
C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
When the system hangs due to overclocking failure, there is no need to open the case to clear CMOS data. Just simply restart the system, the BIOS would show the previous setting and then users can amend the CPU setting again.
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.
With ASUS EZ Flash, you can update BIOS before entering operating system. No more DOS-based flash utility and bootable diskette required.
Constant, high-pitched noise generated from heatsink fans are a thing of the past thanks to ASUS Q-Fan. This motherboard with Q-Fan technology intelligently adjusts fan speeds according to system loading to ensure quiet, cool and efficient operation.
PCI Express Architecture
PCI Express is the latest I/O interconnect technology that will replace the existing PCI. PCI Express 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 up to 500MB/s. The high speed PCI Express interface creates new usages on desktop PCs e.g., Gigabit LAN, 1394b, and high-speed RAID systems.
Serial ATA 3Gb/s
The motherboard supports the next-generation hard drives based on the Serial ATA (SATA) 3Gb/s storage specification, delivering enhanced scalability and doubling the bus bandwidth for high-speed data retrieval and saves.
High Definition Audio
Enjoy high-end sound system on your PC! The onboard 8-channel HD audio (High Definition Audio, previously codenamed Azalia) CODEC enables high-quality 192KHz/24-bit audio output, jack-sensing feature, retasking functions and multi-streaming technology that simultaneously sends different audio streams to different destinations. You can now talk to your partners on the headphone while playing a multi-channel network games. All of these are done on one computer.
Max. 8 USB 2.0 ports supports
USB 2.0 is the latest connectivity standard for next generation components and peripherals. Backwards compatible with current USB 1.1 peripherals, USB 2.0 delivers transfer speeds up to 40 times faster at 480Mb/s, for easy connectivity and ultra-fast data transfers.
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.
ASUS P5GZ-MX. Supported memory types: DDR2-SDRAM, Memory slots type: DIMM, Supported memory clock speeds: 400,533 MHz. Processor family: Intel, Compatible processor series: Celeron,Core 2 Duo,Pentium 4,Pentium D, Processor socket: LGA 775 (Socket T). Supported storage drive interfaces: Serial ATA. Networking features: Gigabit Ethernet, LAN controller: Marvell 88E8001. Component for: PC, Motherboard chipset family: Intel, Motherboard chipset: Intel 945GZ Express