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ASUS P5K Premium Motherboard Review

ccokeman    -   October 15, 2007
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Specifications:

 

CPU

LGA775 socket for Intel® Core™2 Quad / Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Duo / Pentium® Extreme / Pentium® D / *Pentium® 4 Processors

Compatible with Intel® 05B/05A/06 processors

Support Intel® next generation 45nm Multi-Core CPU

Chipset

Intel® P35 / ICH9R with Intel® Fast Memory Access Technology

Front Side Bus

1333 / 1066 / 800 MHz

Memory

4 x DIMM, max. 8GB, DDR2 1066*/800 / 667 MHz, non-ECC, un-buffered memory
Dual channel memory architecture
"* The chipset officially supports the memory frequency up to DDR2 800MHz. Tuned by ASUS Super Memspeed Technology, this motherboard natively supports up to DDR2 1066MHz
Please refer to www.asus.com or user manual for Memory QVL."

Expansion Slots

2 x PCI-E x16 (blue @ x16 mode, black @ x4 or x1 mode) supports CrossFire Technology
2 x PCI-E x1
3 x PCI

Storage

Southbridge
- 6 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports
- Supports RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10
JMicron® JMB363 PATA and SATA controller
- 1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 for up to 2 PATA devices
- 2 x External SATA 3.0 Gb/s port (SATA On-the-Go)
- Supports SATA RAID 0,1 and JBOD

LAN

Dual Gigabit LAN controllers, featuring AI NET2
Marvell88E8056® PCI-E Gigabit LAN controllers
RealtekRTL8110SC® PCI Gigabit LAN controller

Wireless LAN

ASUS WiFi-AP Solo
54 Mbps IEEE 802.11g and backwards compatible with 11 Mbps IEEE 802.11b
- Software Access Point mode
- Station mode : Infrastruceure mode and Ad-Hoc mode

Audio

ADI® AD1988B 8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Coaxial / Optical S/PDIF out ports at back I/O
- ASUS Noise Filter

IEEE 1394

EEE 1394a controller supports 2 x 1394a ports (one at midboard; one at back panel)

USB

10 x USB 2.0 ports (4 ports at mid-board, 6ports at back panel)

ASUS AI Lifestyle Features

ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution:
- ASUS Fanless Design: Heat-pipe solution
- ASUS Fanless Design: Stack Cool 2
- ASUS AI Gear2
- ASUS AI Nap
- ASUS 8-Phase Power Design
- ASUS Q-Fan 2
ASUS Crystal Sound:
- ASUS AI Audio 2
- ASUS Noise Filter
ASUS EZ DIY:
- ASUS Q-Connector
- ASUS O.C. Profile
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
- ASUS AI Slot Detector
ASUS WiFi@Home
- ASUS WiFi-AP Solo

Other Features

ASUS MyLogo 3
Multi-language BIOS

Overclocking Features

Intelligent overclocking tools:
- AI NOS™ (Non-delay Overclocking System)
- ASUS AI Booster utility
Precision Tweaker:
- vCore: Adjustable CPU voltage at 0.0125V increment
- vDIMM: 16-step DRAM voltage control
- vChipset: 4-step Chipset voltage control
SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection)
- FSB tuning from 200MHz up to 800MHz at 1MHz increment
- Memory tuning from 667MHz up to 1333MHz for DDR2
- PCI Express frequency tuning from 100MHz up to150MHz at 1MHz increment
Overclocking Protection:
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)

Back Panel I/O Ports

1 x PS/2 Keyboard
1 x S/PDIF Out (Coaxial + Optical)
2 x External SATA
1 x IEEE1394a
2 x RJ45 port
6 x USB 2.0/1.1
1 x WiFi-AP Solo antenna jack
8-channel Audio I/O

Internal I/O Connectors

2 x USB connectors support additional 4 USB ports
1 x Floppy disk drive connector
1 x IDE connector
1 x COM connector
6 x SATA connectors
1 x CPU Fan connector
4 x Chassis Fan connector
1 x Power Fan connector
1 x IEEE1394a connector
Front panel audio connector
1 x S/PDIF Out Header
Chassis Intrusion connector
CD audio in
24-pin ATX Power connector
2 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector
System Panel(Q-Connector)

BIOS

16 Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.3, ACPI 2.0a, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3

Manageability

WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE

O/S Compatibility

Windows Vista/XP

Accessories

UltraDMA 133/100/66 cable
FDD cable
4 x Serial ATA cables
1 x 2-port Serial ATA power cable
I/O Shield
User's manual
ASUS WiFi-AP Solo manual
3 in 1 Q-connector
1 x 2-port USB2.0 / 1-port IEEE1394 module
ASUS WiFi-AP Solo omni-directional antenna

Support CD

Drivers
ASUS PC Probe II
ASUS Update
ASUS AI Suite
ASUS WiFi-AP Solo Wizard
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
Image-Editing Suite

Form Factor

ATX Form Factor, 12"x 9.6" (30.5cm x 24.4cm)

 




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Motherboard )
  3. Closer Look ( Bundeled Accessories)
  4. Installation
  5. Closer Look (The Bios)
  6. Closer Look (The Bios continued)
  7. Configuration ( Drivers, Wi-Fi Solo )
  8. Specifications & Features
  9. Testing: Setup, Apophysis, WinRar
  10. Testing: Specview
  11. Testing: PcMark 05 Professional
  12. Testing: Sandra XII Professional
  13. Testing: Sciencemark, Cinebench, HDTune
  14. Testing: FarCry
  15. Testing: F.E.A.R.
  16. Testing:BioShock
  17. Testing: Call of Duty II
  18. Testing: Quake 4
  19. Testing: Need for Speed Most Wanted
  20. Testing: 3Dmark06 Professional
  21. Testing: RyderMark
  22. Extras
  23. Conclusion:
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