ASUS P5W64 WS Professional Motherboard Review :: ASUS P5W64 WS Professional Bundle

11-30-2006 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun
  • SATA cablesx7
  • SATA power cablesx4 (7 cables supported)
  • 2x USB 2.0/1x IEEE-1394 bracket
  • Back plate
  • COM1 Port
  • 80-wire IDE cable
  • FDD cable
  • Q-Connector
  • ASUS Driver CD
  • MediaLauncher
  • User's manual

The bundle for the motherboard is pretty amazing. Seven SATA cables with the associated power cables allow the purchaser of the ASUS P5W64 WS Professional board to fully utilize the onboard SATA ports. The two USB 2.0 ports on the included bracket bring the total USB ports on the board to 6. The Q-Connector allows the user to attach the front panel connectors to the motherboard in one step.


ASUS P5W64 WS Professional Motherboard Review Hardware bundle

Hardware bundle

ASUS P5W64 WS Professional Motherboard Review Software bundle

Software bundle


The software side of the bundle is also what I have come to expect from ASUS. Intervideo's MediaLauncher is a collection of their popular Win software including WinDVD Creator 2 Platinum, MediaOne Gallery, InterVideo PhotoAlbum, Disc Master 2.5 Platinum, and DVD Copy 2.5 Platinum. The other utility that ASUS includes with their motherboard is Nortons Systemworks on the driver CD.


ASUS P5W64 WS Professional Motherboard Review InstallAll

InstallAll

ASUS P5W64 WS Professional Motherboard Review Monitoring

Monitoring


The driver CD has the traditional ASUS InstallAll driver installer. This utility installs all of the drivers at once for the motherboard. Also present are ASUS utilities including the AI Booster overclocking Utility, PC Probe II the utility that monitors the Voltage and Temperature in Windows, ASUS Update, which updates the BIOS or drivers in a single click interface, ASUS Ai Gear, their power saving utility, ASUS Nap, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Microsoft DirectX 9.0c.