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ASUS P5WD2 Premium Motherboard with Wi-Fi and TV Tuner (Page 1)

Today we're taking a look at the ASUS P5WD2 Premium motherboard which is based on Intel's 955X chipset. It includes support for all Socket 775 processors along with the latest Pentium-D and Pentium XE. We're looking at the Premium version which includes additional Wireless and TV Tuner. It's a feature-packed board with plenty to offer, so read on and check it out as we compare it against the older Intel 925XE solution.
By: Cameron Johnson from Sep 25, 2005 @ 23:00 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: ASUS

Introduction

Intel's Pentium 4 platform is definitely coming to the end of its line, with talks of moving from Netburst to Dothan architecture, the future of the Intel Pentium 4 CPU line is certainly looking to be at the end, however, we still haven't reached that part yet.

While one era has come to an end, we now start on the new line, Dual Core Processing. Dual Core works on the same principle as Dual CPU. On one CPU package, two separate dies are packed together, each with its own command set, Multimedia instruction set and caches. Intel has now started mass production of its Pentium D and Pentium XE processors using Dual Core design, however, new boards and chipsets are the order from Intel, and today we are looking at ASUS's offering to the premium market place.

:: Latest Pricing of ASUS P5WD2 Premium ::

ASUS has been on the forefront of motherboard and PC technology for nearly 10 years now, with designs that not only pack as much into a board as technically possible, but allow for some ever increasing overclocking results. Once thought of as the overclocking wannabe to ABIT, ASUS has now taken the crown as the motherboard of choice (for overclocking and performance options) as far as we are concerned.

Today we are looking at the ASUS P5WD2 Wi-Fi TV Premium Edition motherboard based on the newest 955X chipset from Intel - How does it stack up against the board it intends to replace, the P5AD2E Premium based on Intel's 925XE chipset?

Well let's have a look.

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