Excerpt: Though we now have Intel's top-end X38 chipset making its presence felt in the market with companies dishing up fancy new motherboards based on it, the mainstream P35 chipset, while lacking a couple of major features which X38 offers it is built on a solid platform, costs less and performs at an incredible speed when put to the test by the right companies.
Summary: If the price difference preserves onwards (all the boards are
gradually getting cheaper), the best price/quality ratio is seen in
P5K-E (in fact, the -E series is aimed at thrifty users). If the price
is higher than that, we get less and less per each dollar spent. In
particular, for the extra $50 the user of the Deluxe board gets a more
powerful system for cooling the chipset (and the power supply module),
additional Gigabit network controller, and a bit better package...
Pros: High stability and performance;, 8-phase power scheme;, Two PCI Express x16 slots;, Support for SerialATA II RAID ( 8 links; ICH8R + JMB363);, Support for one P-ATA link (JMB363);, Integrated 8-channel audio;, Support for USB2.0 (10 ports) and IEEE-1394 (Firewire, 2 ports);, Support for WiFi;, A wide selection of ASUS' proprietary technologies (PC Probe II, EZ Flash 2, CrashFree BIOS 3, MyLogo2, Q-Fan 2, etc.);, Additional set of AI Proactive features (AI Overclock, N...
Cons: Overstated price., Not found., Scarce package bundle.