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Intel 845PE Clash - ASUS vs. Gigabyte - Conclusion


By: | Socket LGA 775 in Motherboards | Posted: Nov 5, 2002 5:00 am

ASUS Comments

 

ASUS have put together a superb board for their Intel flagship. Designed with all the expansion and upgrade options in mind, you will not find this board so far out of date in the next 2-3 months as other will.

 

Building on their premmies of all onboard, you get yourself Firewire, RAID and serial ATA with USB 2.0, Intel I845PE chipset with support for the latest Hyper Threading CPU's as well as some fabulous Overclocking options.

 

On the Overclocking field, the ASUS board was able to pull out 167Mhz FSB for our P4 CPU, not to shabby for a 2.8Ghz CPU.

 

Pros

 

- Fast

 

- Ultra Stable

 

- Good Overclocking options

 

- RAID onboard

 

- Serial ATA

 

- Firewire

 

Cons

 

- Uses VT6307 Firewire controller rather than VT6306

 

- BIOS could use a few tweaks for memory control

 

Rating 9 out of 10 and TweakTown Editors Choice

 

 

Gigabyte Comments

 

Gigabyte has built on the design of their 8IRXP and 8IEPX experiences to bring the 8PE667 Ultra. Designed to run the next generation FSB CPU that will move to 667Mhz, this board is ready for the future. RAID and USB 2.0 are all standard as well as adding an extra USB controller for up to 10 USB ports. Though this seems like well too many ports, who knows what the future will bring with USB 2.0 devices.

 

Unfortunately, Serial ATA has been left out as well as Firewire. Firewire was a big hit on the 8IEPX and 8IRXP as it allowed three Firewire ports for total connectivity. The inclusion of Serial ATA controller would have been a novel approach to the board as it allows for a better overall system look, especially with the thin cables serial ATA requires.

 

Overclocking was also fantastic, though only 1.75v was usable; we managed over 172Mhz FSB, outperforming the ASUS attempt.

 

Pros

 

- Fast

 

- Stable

 

- Ultra overclocker

 

- 667Mhz FSB support

 

- RAID

 

- 10 USB 2.0 ports

 

Cons

 

- Max Vcore of 1.75v

 

- No Serial ATA or Firewire

 

Rating 9 out of 10 and TweakTown Editors Choice.

 

 

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