ASUS P5E3 Deluxe/WiFi-AP@n Motherboard Review :: Introduction

01-27-2008 · Category: Motherboards

By Doc Overclock

Asus reigns supreme when it comes to motherboard sales and they have the biggest selection of boards as well, being that they manufacture products from all the major chipset players including Intel, NVIDIA and ATI to name the majors. This company has a history that pre-dates many of the companies we see in the game today as they were the first in this field. Over the years this company has just grown and grown until they are the number one player in the entire component business and a household name world-wide. Overclocker friendly products are one of the main reasons Asus remains at the top of the food chain, and as technology has advanced so has the overclocking abilities of Asus motherboards.

DDR3 is just starting to make its way into the mainstream as prices are off the charts at the moment, but this will change in the next few months as production gets ramped up and demand increases. Overclocking should also get a solid boost by DDR3 memory as well as its speed and timing clocks exceed DDR3 by a long shot. Intel recently has released a CPU with a 1600MHz FSB and the X38 P5E3 supports this CPU right out of the box. Due to NVIDIA being the way they are there are no Intel chipset boards that state they support SLI yet, except for the forthcoming Intel Skulltrail platform which sports two Intel CPU sockets and is designed for the hardcore enthusiast. This is an awesome motherboard that excels in feature benefits and supports all the latest technological advances available to the mainstream market. Is it fast? Is it stable? Letís dig deeper.