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ASUS Launches Intel Foxhollow Platform Servers and Server Boards with Xeon 3400 Processors

Taipei, Sept 9, 2009 - (ACN Newswire) - ASUS today announced the launch of new E6 UP server systems and P7F server boards featuring the Intel 3420 PCH architecture and new quad/dual core Intel Xeon 3400 Series Processors. With leading technologies including DDR3 memory, ASUS' unique PIKE upgrade kit, and a flexible design, the P7F Series gives users an affordable and reliable platform to run heavy server operations while maintaining compatibility with older systems.
Products Based on Intel 3420 PCH Chipset
Server Models	Serve
r Boards
RS300-E6/PS4     P7F-E
RS300-E6/PS2     P7F-M WS
RS100-E6/PI2     P7F-M
TS300-E6/PS4     P7F-C/SAS
TS100-E6/PI4     P7F-C/4L
                 P7F-X

Enhanced Efficiency with Green Design and Super Quiet Operations

The new E6 UP server systems are constructed with 80 PLUS power supplies to enhance power efficiency; as such, users can expect to lower their system power consumption and utilitybills. In fact, enterprises and Internet Data Centers with numerous servers operating non-stop on a 24x7 basis will experience significant reductions in their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) from the solution's improved efficiency.

For a quieter working environment, some of the servers including the TS100-E6 are designed to operate at ultra-quiet acoustic levels of 26dBA. Such low noise levels are perfect for workstation scenarios, where surrounding users can continue working even when the system is running at high output levels because of its quiet operations.

Extra Memory and Graphics Power with VGA and DDR3 RDIMM Support

With its PCI-E x16 expansion slot, the server board can support VGA cards in the UP server system. Also, theserver board's DDR3 RDIMM memory support facilitates more reliable and powerful graphics rendering and running of memory-demanding applications?hile giving users more memory options.

Enhanced Flexibility with Dual Server and Workstation Capabilities

ASUS Flex-E Technology* provides more flexibility to users with its automatic switching from a single PCI-E x16 link to two PCI-E x8 links. This allows the system to expand support to either a graphics card or more I/O devices. Depending on their requirements, users can thus operate a workstation or server. Additionally, to complement robust video playback capabilities, an optional MIO audio card is available for superior sound quality, low signal-to-noise output, and 7.1 surround channeldelivery?elivering exhilarating entertainment and a professional user experience.

Easy Upgrade with PIKE Support*

With the optional PIKE upgrade Kit, users can move from SATA to SAS storage with exceptional ease. The kit delivers flexible storage options to users who want to continue using a slim 1U chassis while upgrading to SAS storage directly and supporting RAID functions?ithout giving up their expansion capabilities.

More Assurance with Compatible Design

The P7F Series serverboards share the same chassis, mounting holes placement and ATX 2.x 24+4 power supply with ASUS' previous generation of P5 Series server boards. This allows users to achieve better performance from their previous server by simply updating the CPU, memory, and motherboard. In addition, the vertical SATA connector helps users simplify their rack cabling by not blocking the VGA card. This configuration also helps improve air ventilation and prevents overheating.
P7F-E Specifications
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Model               P7F-E
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Processor           Next Generation 45nm Quad Core UP Xeon CPU
Next Generation 32nm Dual Core UP Xeon CPU
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Memory	            6 x DDR3 DIMM Slots
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Storage Interface   6-port SATA2
                    Optional ASUS PIKE
                    PIKE 1064E/1068E (RAID 0, 1, 1E)
                    PIKE 1078 (HW RAID 5, 6, 50, 60)
                    PIKE 6480 (RAID 0, 1, 10, 5)
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RAID Support        6 SATA2 300MB/s ports
                    Intel Matrix Storage (for Windows only)
                    (Supports software RAID 0, 1, 10 & 5)
                    LSI MegaRAID (for Linux/Windows)
                    (Supports software RAID 0, 1, 10)
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NIC                 Intel 82574L GbE LAN x 2 + Management LAN x 1
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Onboard Graphics    ASPEED AST2050 8MB
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Slot 7              MIO Slot for audio card**
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Slot 6              PCI-E x16 Slot (Gen2 x16 Link)
                    (Auto switch to x8 Link if slot 3 is occupied)
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Slot 5              PCI Slot
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Slot 4              PCI-E x1 Slot (x1 Link)
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Slot 3              PCI-E x16 Slot (Gen2 x8 Link)
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Slot 2              PCI Slot
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Slot 1              PCI Slot
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Form Factor         12" x 9.6", ATX
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** PCI-E x1 is not supported.
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P7F-X Specifications
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Model               P7F-X
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Processor           Next Generation 45nmQuad Core UP Xeon CPU
                    Next Generation 32nm Dual Core UP Xeon CPU 
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Memory              4 x DDR3 DIMM Slots 
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Storage Interface   6-port SATA2
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RAID Support        6 SATA2 300MB/s ports
                    Intel Matrix Storage (for Windows only)
(Support software RAID 0, 1, 10 & 5)
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NIC                 Marvell 8056 GbE LAN x 2 
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Onboard Graphics    XGI Z9s DDR2 32MB
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Slot 7              MIO Slot for audio card**
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Slot 6PCI-E x16 (x16 link) 
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Slot 5              PCI-E x1 (x1 link) 
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Slot 4              PCI-E x8 (x4 link) 
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Slot 3              PCI
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Slot 2              PCI
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Slot 1              PCI
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Form Factor         12" x 9.6", ATX 
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**PCI-E x1 is not supported.
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TS3000-E6/PS4 Specifications
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Processor Support  Quad-Core/Dual-Core Intel XEON 3400 Processor
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Core Logic         Intel 3420PCH
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Memory             RDIMM: 6* DDR3 1333 Reg. DIMM
                   UDIMM: 4* DDR3 1333 Unb./ECC DIMM
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Storage            4 x 3.5" hot-swappable SAS/SATA HDD
                   1 x 5.25" optical device (optional)
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RAID Support       SATA
                   Intel 3420
                   Intel Matrix Storage: RAID 0,1,5,10 (Windows)
                   LSI MegaRAID: RAID 0,1,10 (Linux/Windows)
                   SAS (Optional ASUS PIKE)
                   PIKE 1064E Support F/WRAID 0,1,1E
                   PIKE 1078 Support H/W RAID 0,1,10,5,6
                   PIKE 6480 Support F/W RAID 0,1,5,10
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NIC                2 x Intel 82574L + 1 x Mgmt LAN
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Onboard Graphics   AST2050 /8MB
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Expansion Slots    Total:7+1
                   1 x PCI-E G2 x16 slot (x8 link)--- (Flex-E)
                   1 x PCI-E G2 x16 slot (x8 link)
                   1 x PCI-E G1 x1 slot ( x1 link)
                   1 x MIO slot for MIO Audio card 3 x PCI 32/33 5V
                   PIKE:
                   1x PIKE slot with PCIe G1 x4 link
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Power Supply       390W 80plus Single Power Supply
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Dimensions445mm x 217.5mm x 545mm
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Rack-mount         Optional Ball Bearing Rail Kit (5U)
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RegulatoryFCC (Class B), CE, C-TICK, CB. CCC, BSMI
compliance
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About ASUSTeK Computer Inc.

ASUS is a leading company in the new digital era. With a global staff of more than ten thousand and a world-class R&D design team, the company's revenue for 2008 was 8.1 billion U.S. dollars. ASUS ranks among BusinessWeek's "InfoTech 100", and has been on the listing for 12 consecutive years. Please visit www.asus.com

Source: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.

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E-mail: [email protected]
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