Features of the ASUS P5WD2 Continued
Now we take a look at how the P5WD2 Wi-Fi edition board gets its Wireless and TV tuner integrated. In actual fact, the Wireless and TV Tuner are not integrated into the board itself but based on a PCI expansion card. This card is not proprietary to ASUS, as we tested this card on another system and all worked as if it was in the ASUS motherboard.
On the card itself there are two major controller chips. The first is a Phillips SAA7131A TV Decoder chip and the second is the Marvell Yukon 8335 PCI Wireless-G Ethernet controller.
ASUS not only provides the TV tuner, but also a Multimedia remote for controlling the TV tuner under the supplied Cyberlink Power Cinema 3.0 software. Unfortunately the remote is not compatible with Windows XP MCE.
When we opened the ASUS board package and saw this little SLI bridge we were hoping that the ASUS P5WD2 would support SLI functions, however, this simply isn't so - however, this bridge isn't needed for dual graphic which might mean ASUS (or Intel) is working with nVidia for SLI for this board? We can only hope.
ASUS is well known for its overclocking features. If you have owned an ASUS board in the past, all of the overclocking features will be familiar to you. Finding the settings is under the Jumperfree sub-menu in the advanced configuration menu.
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The settings ASUS provide on the P5WD2 are quite impressive with a massive CPU voltage from 1.3v up to 1.85v, DDR-2 voltages from 1.8v up to 2.5v, Chipset voltage from 1.5v up to 1.9v, ICH voltages from 1.3v up to 1.5v.
FSB adjustments are available from 133MHz up to 500MHz. Like all of the previous ASUS boards, you can lock PCI and PCI Express frequencies however no DMI or SATA clock locks are not available as of yet in the revision of BIOS we used.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Specifications]
- Page 3 [Features]
- Page 4 [Features Continued]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - Test System Setup and SiSoft Sandra]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - PCMark05]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - 3DMark Series]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - Doom 3]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - Half Life 2]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - Battlefield 2]
- Page 11 [Final Thoughts]
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