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ASUS HD 7000 Series/ROG Crosshair V Formula-Z DiRT® Showdown™ Bundle

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PRESS RELEASE

Gamers stay ahead of the competition with the best AMD-platform graphics and performance motherboard in Codemaster's latest off-road racer

Taipei, Taiwan (July 23, 2012) - a special bundle* adds hit Codemasters racer DiRT® ShowdownTM to a variety of ASUS AMD-based products, including ASUS HD 7000 Series graphics cards and the ASUS ROG Crosshair V Formula-Z** gaming and overclocking motherboard. Together, these feature-rich products offer the perfect combination for full-spec DirectX® 11 gaming enjoyment and advanced overclocking. They utilize exclusive ASUS technologies such as DirectCU, DIGI+ VRM, and Super Alloy Power on graphics cards, plus Extreme Engine Digi+ II, SupremeFX IIITM audio, and GameFirst II on the ROG Crosshair V Formula-Z motherboard. 

Tour the world with more horsepower 

DiRT® ShowdownTM presents the latest entry in the Codemasters Colin McRae Rally franchise, offering enhanced DirectX® 11 graphics and more intense racing action. As such, it calls for increased computing power to enjoy fully, which the ASUS HD 7000 Series graphics cards and the ROG Crosshair V Formula-Z motherboard offer in ample supply. All purchases of participating products include DiRT® ShowdownTM free. 

ASUS HD 7000 Series graphics cards: tuned up for speed 

Powered by AMD Graphics Core Next architecture and 28nm GPU technology, the full lineup of ASUS HD 7000 graphics cards, from the HD 7750 to the HD 7970, takes part in the promotion. All deliver spectacular visuals to ensure smoother and uncompromising gameplay. They employ DirectCU cooling with direct-contact heat dissipation, resulting in up to 20% cooler and three times quieter performance than reference while ensuring long-lasting stability to help dedicated racers make the finish line worry-free. DIGI+ VRM digital power delivery further bolsters reliability and efficiency, putting customers on the road to better overclocking. Super Alloy Power components include hardened buzz-free capacitors, chokes, and MOSFETs. These handle the heat of the race far beyond reference specifications, creating high-endurance graphics cards gamers can depend on. And much like a fully-fledged pit stop, exclusive GPU Tweak adds a suite of card tuning facilities that can be accessed on demand for fast overclocking, overvolting, and fan speed adjustments. Together, DirectCU, DIGI+ VRM, and Super Alloy Power give gamers a race crew to support the most extreme circumstances, including on multiple screens via AMD EyefinityTM technology.  

ROG Crosshair V Formula-Z: full throttle AMD-platform gaming motherboard 

The most complete and fully-loaded gaming motherboard for AMD AM3+/990FX processors, newly-upgraded and Windows 8-ready ROG Crosshair V Formula-Z maintains the ROG tradition of catering to extreme gamers and enthusiasts. In addition to its attractive design, it bolts on Extreme Engine Digi+ II digital power delivery, a must for precision overclocking and increased stability. The latest generation of this design includes digital controllers for the CPU and memory, giving customers better power tuning control. SupremeFX IIITM audio brings extra-clear and accurate sound performance, so each engine rev and tire screech in DiRT® ShowdownTM comes to life. Its Red Shielding technology ensures distinct analog/digital separation, eliminating undesirable distortion and interference. And with DiRT® ShowdownTM offering exciting online multiplayer, exclusive GameFirst II technology manages and shapes network traffic to ensure lower pings and reduced lag, both musts if gamers are to make it first across the finish line. 

*Free download key for DiRT® ShowdownTM on PC. Requires online Steam® access. Offer expires April 30, 2013. While supplies last. Download key must be used on or before May 31, 2013. Limit one free download key per game per customer. Customers must be over 16 to qualify. Offer subject to local regulations. See www.amd.com/dirtshowdownoffer for complete details.

**Limited edition product available in select markets and at specific retailers while supplies last.

Visit www.codemasters.com/uk/dirtshowdown/360 or www.amd.com/dirtshowdownoffer for more information. Void where prohibited.

About ASUS

ASUS, the world's top 3 consumer notebook vendor and the maker of the world's best-selling and most award winning motherboards, is a leading enterprise in the new digital era. ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home, office and person, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktops, Eee Box and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, tablet devices, servers, multimedia and wireless solutions, networking devices, and mobile phones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 3,886 awards in 2011, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PCTM. With a global staff of more than 11,000 and a world-class R&D team of 3,100 engineers, the company's revenue for 2011 was around US$11.9 billion.

About ASUS ROG

The ASUS Republic of Gamers was created in 2006 in response to gamers and hardcore enthusiasts who requested more from their hardware. Since its creation, ROG has grown into a brand known for high quality and is an active participant in both gaming and overclocking events around the world, including QuakeCon, BlizzCon and Dreamhack. In the past five years, numerous overclocking records have been broken with ROG hardware and worldwide media have earned the brand over 1,800 awards and accolades. Adhering to the principle of "The Choice of Champions", the ROG lineup includes motherboards, graphics cards, notebooks, desktops, mice and audio solutions, all designed to give gamers and enthusiasts the edge to win. To learn more, visit ROG at http://rog.asus.com.