Asus P5E-V HDMI and P5E-VM HDMI motherboards

James Allan Brady - Nov 28, 2007

Both are sporting HDMI, a new Intel graphics chipset, the 1333MHz FSB, DDR2 800MHz (up to 8GB) and so much more. They matched the new G35 chipset with the also new ICH9R chipset, which isn’t what was intended to be paired with the G35 chipset, instead it was supposed to use the ICH8-series chips.

The G35 chipset is what brings us the GMA X3500 integrated Intel graphics that support DX10, OpenGL 2.0, and Shader Model 4.0. The P5E-VM model is a mATX motherboard while the other one is a standard ATX motherboard. The full size ATX board also appears to have support for Crossfire if you are interested, the mATX board has one x16 PCIe slot, the other one is x1 or x4.

You also get 7.1 channel HD audio, gigabit Ethernet, FireWire, 6 SATA ports, 1 IDE port, and like up to 8 USB ports due to the different chipsets used. There is also a riser card of some sort which we can’t figure out what it does or what its for, oh well. They are available in Japan only for an as yet undisclosed price.

Asus brings HDMI and ICH9 to Intel G35 [via tweaktown]

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