Intel and the I9xx chipset series has been one of great controversy. Intel's known loathing of the whole overclocking scene is well documented. First removing the tried and true overclocking method of changing multipliers by locking its sixth generation CPU Pentium II and Celeron line, the only way was to increase the FSB. For nearly two years this has been the method for increasing system performance, with memory modules gaining in speed, PCI and AGP divider locks to keep the most sensitive buses in check really left only the CPU and the memory as the overclocking bottlenecks. DDR-550 memory from OCZ, Mushkin and various other manufacturers out there eliminated the memory as the problem, now in order to remove overclocking once again, Intel has thrown a spanner in the works, as we say Down Under.
The Intel I9xx chipsets lack the basic clock locks to keep the PCI, PCI Express, Hub link and the SATA clocks within their respective clock and this results in one or more of the devices on your system to become unstable and remove any chance of overclocking you may have.
This may have been the case with I925X and I915 series, but the I925XE certainly has something different to offer. The I925XE is basically the I925X but with FSB support up to 1066MHz. In order to reach this speed, Intel had to implement a divider option to reduce PCI Express and PCI bus speeds at the 1066MHz FSB level, resulting in the manufacturers being able to get a better manipulation affect on their retail boards for enthusiasts.
Today we have the first retail I925XE motherboard since the Intel Desktop board in our labs, this one is from ASUS. Based on the P5AD2 specifications, ASUS plans to move the bar up on Intel Socket T motherboards. Let's see how they go about it.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- ASUS P5AD2-E Premium - Page 1 [Introduction]
- ASUS P5AD2-E Premium - Page 2 [Specifications]
- ASUS P5AD2-E Premium - Page 3 [Features]
- ASUS P5AD2-E Premium - Page 4 [Benchmarks - Test System Setup and SiSoft Sandra]
- ASUS P5AD2-E Premium - Page 5 [Benchmarks - 3DMark03]
- ASUS P5AD2-E Premium - Page 6 [Benchmarks - 3DMark05]
- ASUS P5AD2-E Premium - Page 7 [Benchmarks - PCMark]
- ASUS P5AD2-E Premium - Page 8 [Benchmarks - Doom 3]
- ASUS P5AD2-E Premium - Page 9 [Benchmarks - Half Life 2]
- ASUS P5AD2-E Premium - Page 10 [Benchmarks - Far Cry]
- ASUS P5AD2-E Premium - Page 11 [Final Thoughts]
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- Man walks into Apple Store, destroys Macs, iPhones
- Battlefield 1's new screenshots look digitally delicious
- Deep Silver will publish Kingdom Come: Deliverance
- How you can reel in high pay as a software tester
- J.J. Abrams teases imminent Portal movie announcement
- Acer Chromebook R11 Review
- ASRock Z87 EXTREME4 won't restart - debug code 4F
- ASUS X99-Deluxe II Motherboard Review
- U.2 Kit on Taichi
- Z170X-Gaming 5 - Thunderbolt controller + Intel RST drivers issue.
- Antec and Razer team up to co-brand a new Mini-ITX gaming chassis
- Samsung Electronics accelerates the NVMe era for consumers with its highest performing 960 PRO and EVO Solid State Drives
- Lighting is in the Aer: NZXT launches Aer RGB, premium LED PWM fans
- Syber Gaming delivers VR and 4K-ready 'C Series' small form factor gaming PC
- HyperX Gears of War gaming headset shipping now