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NCT-D is Asus' Tumwater motherboard.

Board Revision: 1.06

BIOS Version: 1000 BETA 000 (09/14/2004)

Asus is addressing the low-cost workstation market with this motherboard and thus uses the 6300ESB Southbridge. Also, this board has been designed within standard ATX boundaries in order to allow for an operation in the high end desktop space, too.

The box is black and looks rather serious.

The voltage regulators have been equipped with heat sinks that measure 3 cm in height.

A 1 mm rubber pad ensures heat transition to the heat sinks.