The ASUS P5Q Premium is a full ATX sized motherboard that is based off of Intel's latest P45 and ICH10R chipsets. THe P5Q Premium supports all of the latest processors, including the newest 45nm multi core CPUs. In addition, the P5Q Premium supports ASUS's Express Gate quick OS system and a true 16-phase power design that takes advantage of the ASUS EPU energy saving system. The board comes in a sleek black color that uses the Stack Cool 2 PC Board. The Stack Cool 2 layers the PC board, which is designed to lower the effective temperatures of critical components. Also notice the two heatsinks on the rear of the board that support and help cool the voltage components of the board for stable operating temperatures.