Asus launches Striker II Formula motherboard
Overclock with confidence. The COP EX allows overclockers to increase chipset voltages without having to worry about overheating. It can also be used to monitor and in extreme cases, save an overheating graphics card. The ASUS COP EX gives enthusiasts more freedom to overclock with fewer constraints… When overclocking, over-voltage adjustments are crucial, but they can be risky. Similar to a tachometer?s “red zone”, the Voltiminder LED displays the voltage status for the CPU, NB, SB, and memory in an intuitive color-coded fashion… In the unfortunate instance that the system crashes due to an overclocking failure, the days of having to open the computer case to clear CMOS data are in the past. Just restart the system, the BIOS will show the previous setting and users can simply adjust the CPU settings again to restart the PC.
The board also supports 1600MHz FSB’s, and comes bundled with Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts and 3DMark 06 Advanced Edition. Launch dates are still unconfirmed, although to pass the time, you can take a look at the board’s product page.