Reviews and Problems with Asus P5E64 WS Professional
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ASUS P5E64 WS Professional vs. MSI X48 Platinum
27 February 2008
Summary: Summing it up, we note the most important point: the functionality and specifications of both the boards are practically similar, and we were unable to choose the best. In particular, the expansion options are identical: each of the boards offer four PCI Express x16 slots, two Gigabit Ethernet controllers, and support the Firewire bus. The only substantial difference is in that the ASUS' board supports ten (!) SerialATA II link, whereas the MSI board - eight links.
Pros: high stability and good performance level;, four PCI Express x16 slots;, support for SerialATA II /RAID ( 10 links; ICH9R + 88SE6145);, support for one P-ATA link (Marvell 88SE6145);, Integrated 8-channel audio and two LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) controllers;, support for USB2.0 (12 ports) and IEEE-1394 (Firewire; 2 ports);, passive system for cooling the chipset and the power supply module;, wide selection of ASUS' proprietary technologies (PC Probe II, EZ Flash 2, CrashF...