Asus makes low-radiation motherboard claim

ASUS reckons its new Protect 3.0 motherboard design "helps protect the earth, systems, and users". And you can't claim fairer than that.

Asus said the technology cuts the generation and transmission of harmful radiation in half. It says boards using the design offer the lowest electromagnetic emissions from a motherboard in the industry.

The Taiwanese outfit said the average user is exposed to about eight hours of electromagnetic radiation daily from their computer. It says anti-radiation shielding, and the use of its Energy Processing Unit, an energy-saving chip that intelligently reduces power consumption by up to 80.23 per cent help cut this in half.

It also claims this reduces any "adverse health impact" to users.

Asus said a "low radiation circuit design" reduces the radiation produced by electrical components by intelligently positioning oppositely-charged electrical flows across each other to cancel out the fields generated.

A radiation moat eliminates radiation leakage to surrounding components by confining it to small region around an active area.

The board design includes Anti-Surge technology and Asus said its EPU automatically fine-tunes the power channelled to components such as the CPU in real time for improved energy efficiency. It alsodelivers the most appropriate power via intelligent acceleration and overclocking. Such enhanced efficiency results in less CO2 released to the atmosphere from lower power generation.

Asus claims 10 million EPU-enabled motherboards could help eliminate up to 207,430 tons of carbon dioxide—equivalent to Australia's annual carbon emissions.

Just think what we'd save if we didn't use them at all.