Excerpt: Asus has long made motherboards with the enthusiast in mind. No matter the chipset or processor being supported, they have been there. Come join Tio Chaharbaghi as he delves into one of their latest offerings; the Asus P4S8X Motherboard.
Conclusion: The quiz related to this article is inactive, check out these other available quizzes! [ View current quizzes! ] The P4S8X isn’t quite the fastest SiS 648 motherboard on the market, it finished just a hair behind the other motherboard based on this chipset.
Excerpt: ASUS P4S8X is probably the first mainboard that features the new SiS chipset 648. As we have seen at the Computex exhibition held in Taiwan earlier in June, most manufacturers were showing off their P4 solutions based on this newer chipset 648 (NB)+963(SB).
Conclusion: The Asus P4S8X has all the goods: SerialATA, 8X AGP, Firewire ports, and a whole host of Overclocking functions. True to its tradition, Asus has once again included the bleeding-edge of technology in a package that's easy to install and configure.
Pros: Could use a thermal sensor connector, Memory slots are too close to the AGP port
Cons: Jumperless design, BIOS-adjustable Vcore, and DRAM voltages, Excellente performance, Integrated IDE ATA133 controller, Integrated Serial ATA controller, Integrated USB 2.0 controller, Integrated Ethernet controller, Integrated IEEE1394 controller, Support for DDR333 memory
Conclusion: Fazit: Intel i845PE/GE Chipsatz Intels i845PE sowie der i845GE mit integrierter Grafik haben sich als stabile und leistungsfähige Grundlage erwiesen. Wer derzeit einen Intel Pentium 4 Prozessor für Spiele, Büro oder Multimediabearbeitung einsetzen will, sollte diesen Chipsätzen den Vorzug geben.