|Asus is taking orders on its latest high-end and mid-priced performance PC motherboards, the Rampage Formula and P5N-D. These boards displace the Maximus Extreme and P5N-E by adding new features.
Using the upscale X48 chipset, the Maximus Extreme is now "blessed by Intel" with a chipset that officially supports FSB-1600. The X48 receives additional validation testing from Intel compared to the X38, and represents its top-binned parts using the same technology.
The P5N-D uses nVidia's revised 750i chipset to offer full support for the latest 45 nm cores at bus speeds up to FSB-1333.