Taipei, Taiwan (18th December, 2015) — ASUS today announced E3 Pro Gaming V5, an ATX motherboard based on the latest Intel® C232 Express chipset and packed with game-enhancing exclusive features for superior gaming experiences, including gaming-grade SupremeFX and Sonic Radar II audio, gaming-grade Intel Gigabit Ethernet with ASUS LANGuard and GameFirst technologies for fast, safe and lag-free online play.
E3 Pro Gaming V5 offers desktop gamers the unique opportunity to benefit from the performance, stability and ready availability of the latest server-grade Xeon® E3-1200 v5 processors based on Intel’s high-efficiency 14nm ‘Skylake’ architecture. It also supports the newest high-speed DDR4 memory modules, for cooler, faster and more efficient performance.
The newest member of the value-packed Pro Gaming line-up is equipped for superior cooling with a dedicated water-pump header, plus intuitive Fan Xpert 3 controls. It also offers the very latest connectivity, with USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A, reversible USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C and NVM Express™ (NVMe) M.2 all built in.
E3 Pro Gaming V5 includes exclusive RAMCache technology to accelerate game loads, and has durable Gamer’s Guardian components to ensure longevity
Built to game: SupremeFX audio, Sonic Radar II, Intel Gigabit LAN, LANGuard and GameFirst
E3 Pro Gaming V5 is engineered with ASUS-exclusive SupremeFX audio technology for in-game sound that’s alive with realism. The purity and stability of the remarkable 115dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) is assured, with a shielded design, electromagnetic-interference (EMI) cover and voltage-protected 5V power supply.
Supreme FX’s superior components, including the trusted Realtek ALC1150 codec, maximize acoustic performance and eliminate interference — so only the very best audio is enjoyed through either gaming headsets or speakers. The red-line shielding is illuminated for beautiful aesthetics, and it’s even customizable, allowing users to create eye-catching lighting effects.
The new motherboard also enables gamers to become hunters rather than the hunted with Sonic Radar II, a stealthy overlay that shows what opponents and teammates are up to on the battlefield — all managed via a simple control panel and customizable game list. Sonic Radar II shows both the direction and origin of key in-game sounds, enabling ASUS gamers to practice enemy-pinpointing skill. It even includes Audio Enhancement technology to clarify every sound detail — providing an audible heads-up to vital events.
Multiple advanced networking technologies to ensure E3 Pro Gaming V5 gamers are victorious, including tournament-level Intel Gigabit Ethernet, ASUS-exclusive LANGuard and GameFirst technologies to keep the connection fast and free from lag.
Intel's LAN technology has the serious double advantage of reducing CPU overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput, significantly reducing the processor's workload to free up power for the game.
ASUS LANGuard is hardware-level networking protection that employs signal-coupling technology and premium anti-EMI surface-mounted capacitors for rock-solid gaming connections and better throughout for online play, plus electrostatically-guarded and surge-protected components for greater tolerance to static electricity and improved protection against power surges.
All-new and exclusive GameFirst technology prioritizes game-related packets and allocates more bandwidth to games, eliminating laggy gameplay, streaming stutters and file-sharing slowdown. GameFirst also includes Multi-Gate Teaming to team all available networks for maximum bandwidth and the smoothest-ever gameplay.
Equipped to cool: Dedicated liquid-cooling water-pump header, plus Fan Xpert 3 controls
For the ultimate in cooling and quietness, E3 Pro Gaming V5 includes a dedicated water-pump header along with advanced onboard thermal sensors and hardware-level 4-pin/3-pin PWM/DC mode detection — all controlled by the intuitive simplicity of Fan Xpert 3.
E3 Pro Gaming V5’s integrated onboard water-pump header makes the best water-cooling efficiency instantly accessible, and Fan Xpert 3 ensures that every fan maximizes cooling performance while minimizing noise.
Next-gen connections and protection: USB 3.1, M.2, RAMCache, Gamer’s Guardian and smart DIY
E3 Pro Gaming V5 has the newest, fastest and most convenient connectivity built in, with both USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A and reversible Type-C sockets for data-transfer speeds of up to 10Gbit/s — or twice (2X) as fast as USB 3.0. USB 3.1 is completely backward-compatible with existing USB devices, and ASUS-exclusive USB 3.1 Boost technology automatically accelerates USB 3.1 performance even further.
A built-in M.2 socket provides access to the latest high-speed solid-state drives (SSDs), while uniquely-intelligent RAMCache technology caches an entire storage device so that favorite games and apps launch at breakneck speeds. RAMCache gets to work the moment it’s activated, minimizing the risk of data loss and turning milliseconds into microseconds — boosting game-load times to stratospheric levels.
E3 Pro Gaming V5 is protected by multiple self-defenses called Gamer’s Guardian, including the Digi+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) for ultra-clean power delivery, DRAM Overcurrent Protection with resettable fuses to prevent overcurrent and short-circuit damage, superior chokes, durable and high-temperature-resistant capacitors, and a corrosion-resistant stainless-steel input/output (I/O) back panel. It also has ASUS ESD Guards to actively protect against sudden electrostatic discharge (ESD).
E3 Pro Gaming V5 is the first ASUS consumer motherboard to support Xeon E3-1200 v5 processors. It will be followed in 2016 by multiple additions to the popular ASUS Signature series, including the ATX E3-Pro V5 and micro ATX (mATX) E3M-ET V5 and E3M-Plus V5. Every ASUS Signature motherboard is engineered with multiple advanced hardware safeguards and LED-illuminated audio.
AVAILABILITY & PRICING
ASUS E3 Pro Gaming V5 is available imminently in the UK with a suggested retail price of £118.10.