Excerpt: Table of contents « Prev All Pages Next » ASUS P5K Deluxe/WiFi-AP review 1 Features 2 Features cont. 3 Layout, part 1 4 Layout, part 2 5 Testbed 6 Chipset, BIOS, oc 7 Benchmarks 8 XVID part 2 9 LameMT 10 power-consumption 11 conclusion
Summary: Our lab received one of the most promising mainboards on the new Intel P35 core logic. Let’s take a close look at it and see what actual advantages this mainboards has to offer and if they will be enough to make this mainboard a solution for computer enthusiasts.
Pros: Guaranteed support for future processors;, High performance and remarkable stability;, Eight-phase CPU voltage regulator circuitry design with high-quality components;, Easy and efficient CPU overclocking;, Two PCI Express x16 graphics card slots;, Three network controllers: two Gigabit and one WiFi.
Summary: Right then, what can we say about the Asus P5K Deluxe motherboard? To be honest, I think it's ok. Using default auto settings of 1066FSB and DDR2-800, the results are about the same as a P965 based motherboard. It falls just under all the motherboards that uses the high-end Nvidia NForce 680i and Intel i975X chipsets. What is surprising is the fact that, if you bump up the FSB to 1333MHz and select DRAM frequency to DDR2-1066 ...
Summary: By far the best part about the ASUS P5K Deluxe was its overclocking abilities. Although we did not have a great deal of time to spend overclocking the P5K Deluxe, we could have easily wasted away hours messing with this board. For so long 3.66GHz stood as the best overclock we were able to achieve and now that record has been crushed, as the P5K Deluxe has now set a new benchmark for all motherboards.
Conclusion: The Intel P35 chipset itself is actually a minor upgrade from the already excellent P965 in order to support upcoming processor and memory standards. However, there aren't many 'new' features to make it really stand out on its own. The ASUS P5K Deluxe is in the same situation as it is basically the natural progression of the venerable ASUS P5B Deluxe to the new chipset.
Summary: ASUS P5K Deluxe WiFi is the most recent analog of ASUS P5B
Deluxe WiFi but based on the Intel P35 chipset. In fact, the board is
of overstated price because of the chipset's novelty. However, once the
prices break even, the board P5K Deluxe WiFi will take the place of its
Pros: High stability and performance;, 8-phase power scheme;, Two PCI Express x16 slots;, Support for SerialATA II RAID ( 8 channels; ICH8R + JMB363);, Support for one P-ATA link (JMB363);, Integrated 8-channel audio and two LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) controllers;, Support for USB2.0 (10 ports) and IEEE-1394 (Firewire; 2 ports);, Support for Wi-Fi;, A wide selection of ASUS' proprietary technologies (PC Probe II, EZ Flash 2, CrashFree BIOS 3, MyLogo2, Q-Fan 2, etc.);, Additiona...
Cons: Flaws in the software part;, Overstated price (as of July 2007).
Conclusion: Asus was one of the first manufacturers to shipped motherboards based on Intel's new P35 chipsets. We will not go in depth into the benefits of the new Intel chipset, there are already many articles on the web that cover this. We will rather focus on the test results for this motherboard and offer our opinion as to whether someone should take step and buy an Intel P35 based motherboard.
Conclusion: Fazit Bereits in der frühen Revision 1.00G erweist sich das ASUS P5K Deluxe WiFi-AP als sehr stabiles Mainboard mit einer sehr guten Speicherkompatibilität. Die Hauptplatine lässt sich hervorragend übertakten und bietet eine reichhaltige Ausstattung mit Dual Gigabit-LAN sowie W-LAN, Firewire und zwei externen Serial-ATA Anschlüssen.
Conclusion: W Serious Samie 2 badamy wydajność złącza graficznego. I nie inaczej prezentuje się sytuacja – problemów z wydajnością PCI-Express nie mamy. W cachememie P5K wyraźnie i konsekwentnie przegrywał z – na szczęście w naszych testach nie odbiło się to na wydajności. Ale w czysto syntetycznych benchmarkach typu SuperPI może to już mieć lekkie znaczenie. Uznajemy zatem wydajność P5K Deluxe za DELIKATNIE niższą.