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Asus P4G8X Granite Bay Motherboard Review

By: Shawn Baker | Editorials in Motherboards | Posted: Apr 19, 2003 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.5%Manufacturer: ASUS





Socket 478 for Intel Pentium 4 / Celeron up to 3.06GHz+


On-die 512KB/256KB L2 Cache with full speed


Intel Hyper-Threading Technology ready


New power design supports up to 3.06GHz CPU speeds and above




Intel E7205 Memory Controller Hub


Intel 82801DB ICH4


Front Side Bus


533 / 400 MHz




Dual channel memory architecture


4 x 184-pin DIMM Sockets support max. 4GB PC2100/PC1600 ECC/non-ECC DDR SDRAM memory


Expansion Slots


1 x AGP Pro/8X (1.5V only)


5 x PCI




2 x UltraDMA 100 / 66 / 33


Special Features


Power Loss Restart


ASUS JumperFree


CrashFree BIOS


ASUS MyLogo2


Support S/PDIF in/out interface (on audio model only)


ASUS Post Reporter




ASUS Q-Fan technology




Multi-language BIOS


AGP warning LED




Features CPU and AGP voltage adjustable


ASUS JumperFree


C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall)


SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection) from 100MHz up to 400MHz at 1MHz increments


Fixed AGP/PCI frequencies


Back Panel I/O Ports


1 x Parallel


2 x Serial


1 x PS/2 Keyboard


1 x PS/2 Mouse


1 x Audio I/O


4 x USB 2.0 / 1.1


1 x RJ45 port (optional)


Internal I/O Connectors


1 x USB 2.0 connector support additional 2 USB 2.0 ports


CPU / Power / Chassis FAN connectors


20 pin ATX Power connector


4 pin ATX 12V Power connector


IDE LED connector, power LED connetor


Chassis Intrusion


S/PDIF in/out connector (optional)


CD / AUX / Modem audio in (optional)


Front Audio Panel connector (optional)


GAME/MIDI connector (optional)


2 x IEEE1394 port (on 1394 model only)




4Mb Flash ROM, AwardR BIOS, TCAV, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.3, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash, ASUS MyLogo2, CrashFree BIOS, C.P.R


Support CD






Trend Micro PC-cillin 2002 anti-virus software


ASUS LiveUpdate Utility




User's manual


UltraDMA cable


IDE cable


FDD cable


2-port USB 2.0 / Game port module


S/PDIF in/out module (optional)


I/O shield


2 x Serial ATA cable (on Serial ATA model only)


2 port IEEE1394 module (on 1394 model only)


InterVideo WinCinema (Gold version only)


Form Factor


ATX Form Factor 12" x 9.6" (30.5cm x 24.5cm)


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