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Asus P5GDC-V Deluxe 915G Motherboard Review

Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Asus

Introduction & Specs

Most consumers looking to buy an Intel 915P motherboard will have to deal with the choice of using either DDR or DDR2. However, the Asus P5GDC-V we are reviewing today makes the decision a bit easier for you by supporting both DDR and DDR2. The P5GDC-V also puts itself apart from the rest by using the 915G chipset which includes the Intel's Media Graphics Accelerator 900 video integrated on the product.

While these features may not appeal to the enthusiast or to the gamer, the P5GDC-V will make a splash with businesses and customers looking to stretch their upgrade options and dollars.


Asus P5GDC-V Deluxe


Intel 915G / ICH6R

Bus Frequency

800MHz / 533 MHz


DDR 333MHz, 400MHz
DDR2 400MHz / 533MHz

Memory Slots

DDR - 4 slots
DDR2 - 2 slots

Memory Capacity

DDR2 - 2GB

Drive Connectivity

2x IDE
4x SATA RAID (Intel Matrix RAID)


Intel Media Accelerator 900


C-Media CMI9880 (Intel HD Audio support)

Analog Audio Connectivity

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

Digital Audio Connectivity

Coax & Optical Output


1 x Marvell PCIe 88E8053 Gigabit LAN controller

USB 2.0

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

Firewire IEEE1394

2x IEEE1394a (rear I/O, bracket)

Other Features

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

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