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Asus P5GD2 Premium Intel 915P Motherboard

Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Asus
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Introduction & Specs

Up until now at PC Perspective, we have only looked at Intel 925X/XE chipsets. While those chipsets offered some great results for the enthusiast, not everyone was going to buy one mainly because of the price. Today we are looking at an Intel 915P motherboard by Asus. The Intel 915P offers essentially the same features as the 925X but priced lower and supports DDR1 in addition to DDR2.


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Asus P5GD2 Premium


Chipset


Intel 915P / ICH6R


Bus Frequency


800MHz / 533 MHz


Memory


DDR2 400MHz / 533MHz


Memory Slots


4 slots


Memory Capacity


4GB


Drive Connectivity


2x IDE
4x IDE RAID (ITE IT8212F)
4x SATA RAID (Intel Matrix RAID)
4x SATA RAID (SiL3114C)


Audio


C-Media CMI9880 (Intel HD Audio support)


Analog Audio Connectivity


Front, Surround, Rear, Center / Subwoofer, Line-in, Microphone


Digital Audio Connectivity


Coax & Optical Output


Network


1 x Marvell PCIe 88E8053 Gigabit LAN controller
1 x Marvell PCI 88E8001 Gigabit LAN controller
1x Asus 802.11g Wireless (antenna included)


USB 2.0


8 connections (4x rear panel, 2x on bracket, 2x spare)


Firewire IEEE1394


1x IEEE1394a (rear I/O)
2x IEEE1394b (via bracket)


Special Features


Stack Cool heat spreader
Copper MOSFET cooler
LAN cable checker
Q-Fan2 fan control
Ai NOS dynamic overclocking
CrashFree BIOS 2

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