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Quantum Force P55 platform, Inferno Katana, leads you into “Motherboard 2.0” generation. now seeing is “Believing”!

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Taipei, Taiwan 22, August, 2009---
The enthusiastic and gamers-centric motherboard designer now presents breakthrough creativity in its Quantum Force series using Intel’s latest P55 platform - Inferno Katana.
Using the Intel LGA1156 platform and supporting both ATI CrossFire & NVidia SLI, The Quantum Force Inferno Katana packs in the most creative features and OC-friendly functionalities to shape the next generation of gaming motherboard.

-The latest Intel LGA1156 processors & Dual-channel DDR3
Based on the Intel P55 chipset, Inferno Katana supports Intel’s latest LGA 1156 socket, the Core i5 processor. It aims to enable users with performance comparable to if not better than the C/P ratio of the Core i7. Core i5 features dual-channel DDR3 memory controller and 1 x16 and 2 x8 PCI-Express video configuration.
Socket 1156 is designed to support the latest Lynnfield and Clarkdale processors and when unleashed Inferno Katana and the Lynnfield’s 8 threads with boost all multi-threaded application performance. Aside from these dynamic features, with a little help from Intel Turbo Boost Technology, each single-threaded application gains boosted performance as the processor automatically increases its frequency when at least 1 core is not being used.

-Maximize your gaming experience!
As a high-end gaming platform, Graphics and Audio solutions are utmost concerns of a board designer.
The Quantum Force design team maximized the compatibility of the display solution for worldwide gamers. To do this, Inferno Katana supports both CrossFireX™ & SLI™ technologies, ensuring largest adaptability for VGA configuration and performance.

The Quantum Force design team knows that building a real gaming rig is not just about providing outstanding graphics capability; gamers always thirst for a realistic audio experience that makes them win every battle. Dolby & DTS audio provides outstanding audio fidelity and offers gamers the best sound effects with the high-definition 8 channels audio.

-Extreme OC power-supply designed for ultra stability!
Quantum Force designers have an exceptional history in designing and building the most complete power distribution systems and these systems deliver stable power management whether the system is idle or un heavy loading. The advanced motherboard system includes:
*12 phase Hybrid PWM and DirectFET™ MOSFET technology for CPU power. * 2 phase for VTT and Memory power.

-The Motherboard 2.0 Generation
* i-Tweaker –  The elaborate, under your control.
“I-Tweaker” is an OC friendly innovation devised by the Quantum Force design team and is a breakthrough in hardware monitoring and adjustment It’s more than a super IO controller. It provides some important options:
* Green Efficient Power control
The GEP control provides a concentrated energy saving functionality by simultaneous detection and adjustment of the current energy consumption to a higher efficient status. 
* Detail hardware monitoring: OC frequency & voltage control
The enthusiast needs accurate system information as these details can assist them in reaching higher performance. Inside the “i-Tweaker” the designers have created an elaborate monitoring system so that whenever an enthusiast is tuning their system for new records the provided data will help them to track and control the system.    
* Fuzzy Equalizer- protect your CPU PWM parts
Inferno Katana features a user-friendly LED indicator light for displaying the PWM loading status. The LED will indicate the number of PWM phase(s) in use. (2 phases per 1 LED light)
The Quantum Force design team took into consideration longer life cycles of the PWM parts and the controller will allow the PWM phases to automatically rotate and switch when the system is in a low consumption state.

* Core Nerve – the system core heartbeat!
The LED Flashing frequency on Inferno Katana will vary depending on total system load.  When the system is under a lighter load the LED will flash slowly, when things heat up and load increases the Core Nerve will increase and flash accordingly.

The Detail Specification:

Processor: Intel® Core™ i7,Core™ i5 processors, Socket LGA1156
Chipset: Intel® P55
Memory: Dual channel DDR3 1800(oc)/1600(oc)/1333 x 4 DIMMs, Max. 16GB
VGA on Die: Discreted
Expansion Slots: 3* PCIe2.0 x16, 2* PCIe2.0 x1, 1* PCI
IDE: 1*ATA133
Serial ATA(SATA)/RAID: 6* SATAII + 2*eSATA w / RAID 0, 1, 5, 10; Intel® Matrix storage technology
Audio: 7.1 channel HDA support Dolby & DTS Surround sound technology
LAN: Gigabit Lan
IEEE1394: 2*IEEE 1394a
Back Panel I/O Ports: 1 x PS/2 keyboard port
1 x S/PDIF Coaxial port
1 x S/PDIF Optical port
2 x eSATA ports
1 x Clear CMOS Button
1 x Audio jack supports 6 jacks
1 x RJ45 LAN port
8 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x IEEE 1394a port
Internal I/O Connectors: 1 x ATX 24-Pin power connector
1 x 8-Pin ATX 12V power connector
1 x 4-Pin CPU Fan connector
5 x 3-Pin System Fan connectors
3 x Onboard On/Off/CCMOS/Force Reset buttons
1 x S/PDIF out header
1 x Onboard power_LED
1 x IDE connector
2 x USB 2.0 connectors support additional 4 ports
6 x SATAII connectors
1 x Front Audio Header
1 x Front Panel header
1 x Speaker header
1 x CD-in connector
1 x IEEE 1394a header
BIOS Features: 8Mb flash EEPROM w/ LAN boot PnP, ACPI, WfM, DMI
Support CD: Drivers, Adobe Reader, SuperUtilities, Norton Internet Security
Standards/Manageability: PCI 2.3, USB2.0, DMI 2.5
Form Factor: ATX (12" x 9.6")