Asus shows its Absolute Pitch series motherboards


News of the death of HTPC apparantly haven’t reached ASUS yet who are continuing to roll out boards geared at enthusiasts. Just announced boards that offer a plethora of features are mentioned here, although it is using the 785G chipset…so while they talk up all the crazy audio specifications of the board, we all know it won’t be including 7.1 LPCM over HDMI.



As for the technical side of things, both of the new Absolute Pitch Hi-Fi motherboards are based on AMD’s 785G/SB710 chipset with support for AM2 and AM2+ processors. They can take up to 16GB of DDR2-1200(O.C.)/1066/800/667 memory, have a single PCI-Express x16 slot, two PCI-Express x1 slots and a single PCI slot. DVI, HDMI and D-Sub outputs, five SATA and one eSATA port, Firewire and Gigabit LAN are also on board. The interesting fact is that the back panel I/O has no keyboard and mouse PS/2 ports which are replaced with HDMI and optical S/PDIF ports.