... but one really has to look at it in context (as in here with USB and Ethernet cables) to appreciate just how small it is. Seriously, this thing is just under nine inches across and weighs only 1.96lbs (0.89kg).
Another interesting showpiece is in Asus' motherboard section, where the firm is featuring a mobo based on AMD's upcoming RD790 chipset. Asus is one of the only motherboard makers to showcase its own board—others displayed AMD's reference design per the chipmaker's request.
Dubbed the M3A32-MVP Deluxe, this board is designed with AMD's quad-core Phenom chips in mind. It supports DDR2-1066 memory, HyperTransport 3.0, PCI Express 2.0, and CrossFire.
The M3A32-MVP Deluxe also sports a novel memory cooling system, which is tied to the network of copper heat pipe and heatsinks that also cools the chipset and processor power regulation circuitry.
On the GPU side, Asus is showing off unreleased AMD Radeon HD 2600 XT and Radeon HD 2400 Pro graphics cards. The 2600 XT will have an 800MHz core clock speed and 256MB of GDDR4 memory clocked at 1.1GHz, and the HD 2400 Pro will have a 525MHz core speed and 256MB of 800MHz GDDR2 memory. Both should be available in July.
Not quite as exciting but still quite interesting are Asus' Xonar D2 and Xonar D2K sound cards. This isn't the first time Asus has had them on display, but they were the subject of an official announcement yesterday.
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