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Digital-Daily : Motherboard Reviews : asus_p5k_deluxe_wifi

ASUS P5K Deluxe WiFi (Intel P35)

ASUS P5K Deluxe WiFi (Intel P35)
Author: Aleksandr Mitrofanov
Date: 23.07.2007

ASUS P5K Deluxe WiFi
Chipset Intel P35
CPU LGA775 Pentium 4 FSB 1066/800/533 MHz
Celeron Prescott FSB 533 MHz
Dual-Core Pentium4
Yorkfield, Wolfdale FSB 1333/1066/800 MHz
Quad-Core Kentsfield, Dual-Core Conroe/Allendale
HyperThreading
Memory DDR2 533/667/800/889/1066
HDD 1x UltraDMA/133
8x SerialATA(2xRAID)
Additional 2 IEEE-1394a
Audio Intel HDA
10 USB 2.0
2x Gigabit Ethernet
WiFi-g
Price: $266-280 (Price.ru)

ASUS has provided a powerful support for the release of Intel P35 chipset and presented a wide assortment including as many as 11 models to the public! Among the models there is ASUS P5K Deluxe WiFi which is aimed at mid-end and upper mid-end systems and offer wide expansion options on board. In particular, the board uses two PCI Express x16 slots, there is support for the Wi-Fi module, an additional SerialATA/ParallelATA RAID controller, two Gigabit LAN controllers, and support for the Firewire. Besides, board uses an efficient passive system for cooling the chipset and the power supply module.

ASUS P5K Deluxe WiFi Specifications


ASUS P5K Deluxe WiFi
CPU - Intel Pentium 4 (Prescott (2M) / Gallatin/CedarMill) with the bus speeds 1066/800/533 MHz;
- Dual-core Intel Pentium D / EE (Smithfield/Presler) with the bus speeds 800/1066 MHz;
- Intel Celeron-D (Prescott) with the bus speed 533 MHz;
- Support for Intel Core 2 Duo (Kentsfield (4 cores), Conroe/Allendale (2 cores)) with the bus speed 1066 MHz;
- Support for Intel Yorkfield, Wolfdale with the bus speeds 1333/1066/800 MHz;
- Socket LGA775;
- Support for HyperThreading processors;
Chipset - North bridge Intel P35 (MCH);
- South bridge Intel ICH9R;
- Interbridge communication: DMI;
System memory - Four 240-pin slots for DDR2 SDRAM DIMM;
- Maximum memory capacity 8 GB;
- Supported memory DDR2 800/533/889/667/1066;
- Dual-channel memory access;
- Power indicator;
Graphics - Two PCI Express x16 slots;
Expansion options - Three 32-bit PCI Bus Master slots;
- Two PCI Express x1 slot;
- Ten USB 2.0 ports ( 6 integrated + 4 additional);
- Two IEEE1394 ports (Firewire; 1 integrated + 1 additional);
- Integrated High Definition Audio 7.1;
- Two Gigabit Ethernet LAN controllers;
- WiFi (802.11g) controller;
Overclocking options - FSB adjustable within 200 to 800 MHz in 1 MHz increments, adjustable multiplier;
- Adjustable voltage on the CPU, memory, FSB, and the chipset (MCH+ICH);
- ASUS NOS ( Non-Delay Overclocking System );
- ASUS AiBooster;
Disk subsystem - 1 link for UltraDMA133/100/66/33 Bus Master IDE (JMB363; with support for up to 2 ATAPI devices);
- Support for SerialATA II (6 links - ICH9R, with support for RAID);
- Support for SerialATA II (2 links - JMB363, with support for RAID 0, 1, JBOD) ;
- Support for LS-120 / ZIP / ATAPI CD-ROM;
BIOS - 16 Mbit Flash ROM;
- AMI BIOS with support for Enhanced ACPI, DMI, Green, PnP Features;
- ASUS EZ Flash 2;
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3;
- ASUS MyLogo 3;
- Multi-languages BIOS;
Miscellaneous - One port for FDD, one serial port, a port for PS/2 keyboard;
- Onboard power indicator;
- STR (Suspend to RAM);
- SPDIF Out;

Power management - Wake-up on modem, mouse, keyboard, LAN, timer, and USB;
- Main 24-pin ATX power connector;
- Additional 8-pin power connector;
Monitoring - Monitoring the temperatures of the CPU, system, voltages, rotational speeds of the five fans;
- ASUS Q-Fan 2;
- ASUS AI Gear 2, AI Nap;
- ASUS PC Probe II;
Dimensions - ATX form factor, 245 mm x 305 mm (9.63" x 12").

Package

The box with the ASUS P5K motherboard is inside a dust-cover:

One page tips up, and the user can get a brief idea of all ASUS' proprietary technologies.

Package bundle

  • Motherboard;
  • User's Manual in English;
  • User's guide on ASUS WiFi Solo;
  • 1x software, drivers & third-party software DVD;
  • One ATA-133 cable, one FDD cable;
  • 4x SerialATA cables + a power supply adapter (2 connectors);
  • A plate for 2 additional USB 2.0 ports and a Firewire port;
  • Wi-Fi aerial;
  • 1x ASUS corporate logo sticker;
  • Kit of additional connectors;
  • A cap to the rear panel of the case.

Despite the high retail price and status of the motherboard, the number of standard components is not enough to implement all the features. In particular, the package bundle includes merely 4 SerialATA cables (of 8 required), the only power adapter with two connectors (6 more, including two external, are required).

Also missing is one more plate for a couple of USB 2.0 ports; the bundle includes only one plate for two USB and one Firewire ports. On the other hand, there is a special additional connector (Quick Connection Kit) to which all the cables from the housing can be plugged in (the "Power", "Reset" buttons, a cable from the "HDD" indicator, etc.), and then plug them in to the board with a single motion.

We should note that the Wi-Fi module is installed right on the board and has a special connector to plug in an aerial (the connector is brought over to the rear panel). The aerial itself is there in package bundle.

Wi-Fi delivery set

There was nothing to complain about in the user's manual, both in the brochure on Wi-Fi installation and setup. The bundled DVD contains a complete kit of all the required drivers and ASUS' proprietary utilities (including the drivers for 32- and 64-bit Windows versions, drivers for Linux and MS Vista).

Besides, the disk contains Norton Internet Security 2006 (including a version for Vista - 2007.1), InterVideo WinDVD 8 Trial, DVDCopy5, MediaOne Gallery, Ulead PhotoImpact, CyberLink PowerBackup 2, Corel Snapfire Plus.

Content:

  • Page 1 - Specifications
  • Page 2 - Layout
  • Page 3 - Expansion options
  • Page 4 - BIOS, system monitoring
  • Page 5 - Overclocking and stability
  • Page 6 - Performance and conclusions




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