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windwithme
12-18-2006, 11:40 PM
965 chipsets, the medium-class chipsets of Intel motherboard, have been the
most admitted by the DIY market for more than five months.
I have tested MSI P965 Platinum and Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3. Although a bit
late, Iíd like to share the performance test of ASUS P5B Deluxe.

Letís take a look on the motherboard.
http://img366.imageshack.us/img366/1474/p5bd1qj3.jpg
http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/1492/p5bd2ee1.jpg

Down-left corner
In series of P5B, only Deluxe use two PCI-E
There are there traditional PCI slots and a SATA slots on the left side.
http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/7200/p5bd3jh8.jpg

The copper fin for south bridge
Equipments of an IDE and six SATAII
http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/8720/p5bd4zd5.jpg

windwithme
12-18-2006, 11:41 PM
Slots for memory and the place of 24pin power
http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/3381/p5bd5ec9.jpg

Use 8-phase PWM power design
http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/7274/p5bd6er6.jpg

IO part
Dual network and an eSATA-for external SATA products
http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/4610/p5bd7me0.jpg

BIOS Introduction (My LCD has been used for three years. Ö Itís going to haven soon.)
Main menu
http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/5279/p5bb1ww2.jpg

windwithme
12-18-2006, 11:42 PM
Special parts
You can choose DDRII 1066 under the default setting of FSB 266Mhz
And it is practical
http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/8250/p5bb2ck6.jpg

Voltage setting for memory from 1.80 to 2.45V
http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/5065/p5bb3cr0.jpg

Voltage setting for CPU up to 1.7000V
http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/395/p5bb4vs8.jpg

The information page of CPU
http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/2487/p5bb5wh0.jpg

windwithme
12-18-2006, 11:43 PM
The page for DRAM adjusting
http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/6421/p5bb6jf3.jpg

The page of temperature and voltage monitoring
http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/4349/p5bb7cv1.jpg

Test environment
CPU:INTEL Core 2 Extreme X6800
MB: ASUS P5B Deluxe
DRAM:CORSAIR Dominator TWIN2X2048-8888C4DF
/Patriot DDRII 1000 512MBX2
VGA:ELSA GLADIAC 790GS 256B3 2DT
HD:Seagate 7200.7 80GB
POWER:Corsair HX620W Modular Power Supply
Cooler:TT Sonic Tower
FSB of processor
E6300 could be up to about 470 MHz, and X6800 was stable at 497 MHz
http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/9312/p5b497nk3.png

Working on FSB 266 MHz, 1:2=>DDRII 1066 CL4 4-3-9
Super PI 1M and memory bandwidth on the test of EVEREST
http://img68.imageshack.us/img68/7442/p5b1066210pua7.png

windwithme
12-18-2006, 11:44 PM
DDRII 1066 CL4 4-3-9 2.1V stable
http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/3602/p5b1066210qk9.png

Working on FSB 400 MHz, 2:3=>DDRII 1200 CL4 4-4-9 2.45V
Super PI 1M and memory bandwidth on the test of EVEREST
http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/9375/p5b1200245pod9.png

ASUS P5B Deluxe couldnít reach the FSB 500~550 MHz from some tests on
the internet, but I could understand because overclocking depended on both
CPU and Motherboard. Actually, the motherboard is still good by having this
level of FSB.

On the other hand, it could easily reach up to DDRII 1100~1200 on memory
testing which was hard for 975X MB and other 965 MB.

P5B Deluxe is good at overclocking, materials it used, and functionality.
Although the price is slightly high, P5B Deluxe is still a wonderful choice for
customers who need these functions and have enough budget.