Summary: Asus? P5WD2-E Premium is an excellent high end board for Intel LGA775 processors. It?s packed full of features such as eight SATA, two IDE ports, 1394a, and a high definition audio with support for Dolby Digital Live and Dolby Pro Logic IIx. Performance is as we expected?on par with the existing 955X based P5WD2 Premium and nForce 4 SLI Intel Edition based NF4SLI7AA. This isn?t Asus? fault as Intel themselves didn?
Conclusion: The P5WD2-E Premium (i975X Express) succeeds the P5WD2 Premium (i955X Express) in all ways with a newer chipset, multi-GPU CrossFire support, updated storage and networking features as well as packing more expansion slots. With CrossFire as its major selling point, the P5WD2-E Premium has turned from a premium lifestyle motherboard to appeal to the more gamer-centric crowd, which seems to have prompted ASUS from removing the Wi-Fi TV bundle that was last made available...
Conclusion: The P5WD2-E Premium has recently been released and is the flagship motherboard, for socket 775, from ASUS. Based on the Intel 975X chipset, the board retains the black PCB and its great quality, as is the case with most of the hi-end ASUS boards. It also incorporates the STACK COOL 2 technology, a unique feature from ASUS, whereby board uses fanless cooling which is apparent from the start, with virtually no noise at all.
Pros: Crossfire support, Excellent features, Good Retail Package, Very Good performance, Monitor utility from within Windows, Q-Fan and AI NOS features, Great motherboard overclocking capabilities
Excerpt: El chipset que protagoniza esta comparativa tiene las prestaciones más elevadas que podemos otorgar a nuestras placas con el asiento para micros Intel de 775 patillas.
Pretendemos desvelar las diferencias que podemos encontrar entre tres productos de gran calidad y prestigio puestos al mercado por ensambladores de placas base de primer orden.