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ASUS P5B Motherboard Review
Author: Gabriel Torres
Type: Reviews Last Updated: December 15, 2006
Page: 2 of 8
Main Specifications
Hardware Secrets Silver Award

ASUS P5B main features are:

  • Socket: 775.
  • Chipset: Intel P965.
  • Clock Generator: ICS 9LPRS552AGLF
  • Super I/O: Winbond W83627DHG.
  • Parallel IDE: One ATA-133 port controlled by JMicron JMB363 chip.
  • Serial IDE: Six SATA-300 ports, four controlled by the south bridge (ICH8) and two controlled by JMicron JMB363 chip (RAID0, RAID1 and JBOD on these two). One of them is located externally.
  • USB: 10 USB 2.0 ports (four soldered on the motherboard and six available through I/O brackets. This motherboard came with a bracket with two ports, so four ports are left over).
  • FireWire (IEEE 1394a): No.
  • On-board audio: Produced by the chipset together with an Analog Devices AD1988A codec (eight channels, 24-bit resolution, up to 192 kHz sampling rate, 90 dB signal-to-noise ratio for the inputs and 95 dB signal-to-noise ratio for the outputs).
  • On-board video: No.
  • On-board LAN: Yes, one Gigabit Ethernet port controlled by the chipset together with a Realtek RTL8111B chip.
  • Buzzer: No.
  • Power supply: ATX12V v2.x (24-pin).
  • Slots: One x16 PCI Express slots, three x1 PCI Express slots and three PCI slots.
  • Memory: Four DDR-DIMM sockets (up to 8 GB up to DDR2-1066/PC2-8500).
  • Number of CDs that come with this motherboard: 1 CD.
  • Programs included: Drivers and utilities.
  • Extra features: Q-Connector for the case frontal connectors.
  • More Information: http://www.asus.com
  • Average price in the US*: USD 144.00

* Researched at Shopping.com on the day we published this review.

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