ASUS P5GDC-V Motherboard Review :: Introduction

12-07-2004 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun

Asus is one of the top manufacturers of computer components in the world. In 2002, ASUS produced over 17 million motherboards, which is an amazing, number considering how many companies make motherboards today. Asus also makes video cards, barebones systems, notebooks and other computer components.

Asus makes motherboards for both the Intel and AMD chipset markets, using chips from the likes of NVIDIA, ATI, Intel, and others solidifying their position as one of the top motherboard manufacturers in the world. Their boards are generally very high quality, high-priced boards that are popular in the enthusiast market.

Intel announced their new 915/925 motherboard chipsets earlier this year. At the time, Intel introduced PCI Express, Matrix RAID storage technology, the BTX form-factor, the LGA-775 Socket T CPU socket and other features that have redefined computing as we know it. In many ways, computing has been stagnant over the last few years, but Intel, AMD and their partners have changed all of that this year.

Asus has announced many boards based upon the 915 and 925 chipsets including the P5AD2 Premium, the P5GD2 Premium, the P5GDC Deluxe, and the P5GDCV Deluxe I'm reviewing here. As we move into 2005, I'm sure we'll see many more boards based upon 915 and 925X chipsets by Asus. In any event, let's see what this board is all about.