Review : ASUS P5Q-E
Intel P45 mainboard - Introduction
Bluetooth 7 Jun 2008
Looking for a cheaper board that doesn't burn a big
hole in your pocket ? The ASUS P5Q-E based on the Intel P45 chipset might just
be the board to consider.
This board is based on Intel P45+ICH10R and it supports the Core 2 Extreme to
Core 2 duo, Pentium extreme, Pentium D, Pentium 4 processors running on
1600/1333/1066/800MHz FSB. The board uses a fan less design with heat pipe and
It has 4 DIMM supporting a max of 16GB of DDR2-1200/1066/800/667 non ECC
unbuffered memory on dual channel architecture. The board also has 2 PCie x16
slots support CrossFire in dual PCIe x8. Another third slot operates a PCIe x4.
There are a max of 12 USB ports that can be supported on this board. 6 at mid
board and 6 via back panel.
The board has 6 SATAA II ports that can be configured as RAID 0,1,5,10 via
ICH10R. 1 IDE+2 eSATA is controlled by an onboard marvell 88SE6121 controller. A
third controler the Silicon image SIL5723 (drive expert technology) controls 2
other SATA II ports, supporting EZ backup and Super Speed (basically raid 0 and
There are Dual GbE controllers using Marvell chipsets. Audio is supported by ADI
AD2000B HDA. 1394 is by LSI L-FW3227 supporting 2 1394a ports.
This board has some ASUS unique features like the EPU six engine and 8 phase
power design. There is also Express Gate and AI direct Link.
The package is rather simple with SATA cable, IDE
cable, power converter cable, DVD ROM and P5Q-E Manual
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