Conclusion: Final Thoughts As we have seen, PCI Express 2.0 is the next step in the quest for more bandwidth. This trend has been around since the beginning of time as each successive generation usually doubles the maximum bandwidth of the previous generation (or technology). This only makes sense as according to Moore's Law the number of transistors placed in an inexpensive integrated circuit approximately doubles every two years - improvements in interconnect technology necessary...
Excerpt: Intel's Pentium 4 platform is definitely coming to the end of its line, with talks of moving from Netburst to Dothan architecture, the future of the Intel Pentium 4 CPU line is certainly looking to be at the end, however, we still haven't reached that part yet.
Excerpt: In April of this year Intel first introduced their dual core processors and their new core logic chipset to power them. It is now the end of July and we are still seeing a very slow market for Intel's product lines. Since the introduction of AMD's dual core line up, Intel has once again found themselves in the back seat of the performance bus; at least when it comes to pure gaming applications.
ASUS P5WD2 Premium WiFi-TV Edition (Intel 955X Express)
3 February 2006
Conclusion: Well, we've come to the end of our review and its no surprise to see another ASUS Premium board that was decked out to the high heavens. The P5WD2 Premium WiFi-TV Edition was just about the most complete all-in-one motherboard available today. While features like multiple RAID and LAN controllers aren't hard to find, it is really the combination of features that made the board stand out.
Conclusion: The P5WD2 Premium is currently the flagship motherboard from Asus and from this, you can expect that it will be a featured packed motherboard. Everything you'll ever ask for in a motherboard is already supported and included inside the packaging. Wireless LAN, PCI-Express, Gigabit LAN, HD-AUDIO, SATA II /IDE RAID, Dual Channel, N.O.S. WiFi-TV are only some of the board's long list of features.
Pros: Excellent construction and Stack Cool 2, Retail Package with plenty of goodies, Plenty of features, The best performance at this moment, Monitoring utility from Windows, Q-Fan and AI NOS features, Excellent motherboard overclocking capabilities, TV Tuner available, WiFi Lan included