Excerpt: With the release of Intel's 800MHz FSB Canterwood chipset earlier this week, prices of the older yet still competitive Granite Bay chipset based motherboards should lower in price as shop shelves around the world fill with new Canterwood solutions.
Conclusion: Asus have created a real winner with the P4G8X motherboard. The issues surrounding the P4T and its ability to run at high front side bus speeds are but a distant memory because the P4G8X copes extremely well with what ever you throw at it.
Conclusion: Intel was the last chipset manufacturer to jump on the DDR memory bandwagon, yet here it is, first to market with a dual-channel DDR chipset for the Pentium 4 (we’re not counting the high-end E7501 Xeon chipset). It’d be hard to argue that the “Granite Bay” chipset isn’t fast.
Excerpt: Today ASUS official announced it's offering of a dual channel DDR266 mainboard based on the new Intel chipset E7205. A lot of our readers are anticipating this chipset and it could be the a change of direction by Intel to go with DDR than with RAMBUS.
Summary: A little lacking in the feature department, the P4G8X Deluxe is lean in some big areas. Short 800MHz, DDR400 or DDR333 support, its biggest selling points are its BlueMagic PCI slot, inclusion of PC-cillin antivirus software, and ASUS PC Probe for system monitoring.
Conclusion: The Asus P4G8X is, without any other word, one of the best motherboard which was given to me to test. It is of an astonishing stability and that under all the conditions to which it was submitted during the tests. All the adjustments available in Bios will make Overclockers very happy.
Pros: Expensive, Not available everywhere
Cons: Jumperless design, 4 Gig memory, BIOS-adjustable Vcore, and DRAM voltages, Excellente performance, Integrated Serial ATA controller, Integrated USB 2.0 controller, Integrated Ethernet controller, Integrated IEEE1394 controller
Conclusion: The new ASUS P4G8X is indeed a very feature packed product based on Intel's latest workstation chipset known as the Granite Bay (E7205). The board is just packed with on-board features ranging from the latest Gigabit Ethernet to Serial ATA RAID.
Excerpt: Из-за особенностей архитектуры процессора Pentium 4, максимальную производительность таких систем можно получить только при использовании двухканальной архитектуры памяти. С этой задачей прекрасно справляется чипсет Intel 850 с двухканальной RDRAM архитектурой.
Excerpt: Auch der heutige Test wird wahrscheinlich bei uns in die Geschichte eingehen, da es erst das zweite Produkt von Asus ist, das wir testen. Es hat sich in den letzten Monaten irgendwie nicht anders ergeben. Andere Produkte haben uns einfach immer mehr interessiert.