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ASUS P5AD2-E Premium - 925XE done right first time - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and SiSoft Sandra

Today we take a look at the first retail Intel 925XE based motherboard to hit our labs and it comes from ASUS. The newest Pentium 4 chipset from Intel increases FSB to 1066MHz and removes ECC memory support. The ASUS P5AD2-E Premium motherboard provides a stack of features but how does it perform against the Intel reference board? Read on as we investigate this 925XE retail board and what it's all about.

| Socket LGA 775 in Motherboards | Posted: Jan 11, 2005 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.5%Manufacturer: ASUS

Test System Setup

 

Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3.46GHz (1066MHz FSB) (Supplied by Spectrum Communications)

 

Memory: 2x 512MB DDR2-533 Micron

 

Hard Disk: 2x Maxtor Maxline III 250GB RAID (RAID 0 on ICH5R and ICH6R)

 

Graphics Card: nVidia GeForce 6600GT

 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP SP2

 

Drivers: DX9c, nVidia

 

As far as comparison goes, we'll be comparing the ASUS P5AD2-E Premium against the Intel I925XE reference board. We've enabled a technology from ASUS called "Hyper Path" which is said to shorten latency time between the CPU and memory bus and enhance performance without sacrificing stability.

 

If you wish to enable "Hyper Path" acceleration, do the following:

 

1) Enter BIOS setup utility

 

2) Select "Advanced" menu

 

3) Select "Chipset" configuration

 

4) Enabled Memory Acceleration Mode

 

5) Your system is now Hyper Path ready

 

SiSoft Sandra

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 2005

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.sisoftware.co.uk

 

Product Homepage: http://sisoftware.jaggedonline.com/index.php?location=home&a=TTA&lang=en

 

Buy It Here

 

 

SiSoft Sandra (System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is a synthetic Windows benchmark that features different tests used to evaluate different PC subsystems.

 

 

With Hyper Path enabled, ASUS is able to gain a lead over the Intel Reference board.

 

 

 

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