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ASUS X38 motherboard spotted

Shipping early next month too

| Motherboards News | Posted: Aug 21, 2007 8:12 pm

The Dailytech have managed to get both details and a nice image of ASUS' upcoming P5E3 Deluxe motherboard, this based around Intel's next big gun chipset, the X38.


ASUS claim that this baby will begin shipping early next month, great news for people holding out for X38.


What's interesting (and perhaps a little dissapointing) to note though is that rather than ASUS going with three PCIe x16 slots they've stuck with two x16 slots and used the additional space for standard PCI slots (and a couple PCIe x1 slots).


Apart from that it all looks pretty tidy though. More details here.


ASUS is finalizing its X38 Express based motherboard for shipping early next month. The upcoming P5E3 Deluxe supports all LGA775 socket processors, including the upcoming Penryns. The board only accepts DDR3 memory.


ASUS opted to implement two PCIe x16 slots for ATI CrossFire multi-GPU support. Unlike some other X38 Express based boards with three PCIe x16 slots, the ASUS P5E3 Deluxe is unable to take advantage of three-way or even four-way ATI CrossFire configurations. However, in exchange for less PCIe x16 slots, the ASUS P5E3 Deluxe has three standard PCI slots. The P5E3 Deluxe also has two PCIe x1 slots.


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