Here’s a quick rundown of a few results. Intel have sensibly standardised the area around the tiny socket and physically closed it off using the heatsink mounting assembly. The Intel INF update noted that no update was indeed necessary and the operating system had all the needed drivers. I didn’t talk about it that much in the P4T-E review so I’ll cover it in a bit more detail here. Starting from the top left we hit the most dominating feature of the board, the Socket enclosure. I heard rumours of 2.

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The Intel INF update noted that no update was indeed necessary and the operating system had all the needed drivers. Finally, a quick run of Aquanox at the higher FSB gives us the following.

ASUS P4B – motherboard – ATX – Socket 478 – i845

It performs as it should do given its speed. With the adjustable Vdimm up to 3. Being an engineering sample with a full choice of any multiplier, what better to test out the overclocking possibilities of the board.

Every is as it should be in that respect.

Review: Asus P4B – Mainboard –

The Asus CD is excellent containing all the drivers for the board, applications and read me’s for the hardware. I noted that the P4T-E didn’t like 16 x for Networrk.


After tweaking the FSB, the quickest stable speed was Mhz 16 x Lets see if that holds out. Lastly in the layout, dotted around the networkk Installation was painless. The manual is also excellent. The memory benchmark is more interesting. Another super stable board from Asus with their usual quality mark all over it. It was 16 x that I tried p4g. At Mhz, SDR memory provides a maximum bandwidth of 1.

It’s also based on a now shipping p4g engine in MaxFX. Here’s a quick rundown of a few results. Chipset Features Before we see what Asus have done with the platform, lets take a look at the chipset itself. What do you think of the smartphone notch?

ASUS P4B-M – motherboard – micro ATX – Socket 478 – i845

The board is packed with onboard headers for extra items like a smart card reader and their iPanel for system monitoring. This allows you to get away with not needing a proper P4 compatible P4bb for that connector and just use a spare molex.

Price isn’t the main driver for someone looking for a performance system however. So why starve the P4 of what it craves? Asus have taken half the advantage of the extra features on the ICH2 and implemented the onboard AC’97 audio.

The answer in the case of the P4B and it’s i chipset is yes.


P4B | ASUS Global

They were kind enough to send us their i based board for the same CPU at the same time. Just a quick glance at the following POVRay bench results tells you that everything is within spec and running fine. The increase in FSB should give us a healthy score increase.

I’ll try and look at things from both sides when I conclude the review so both camps will be able to see if the Asus is for them. Turn on, start the setup from the BIOS. Being a software based solution where the CPU does most of the audio processing in the codec you get some audio playback issues under very heavy system load but that’s to be expected. Very painless and nothing non standard or difficult. By default the board ships in JumperFree mode however it can be disabled for a more hands on jumper and Jetwork adjustment method if you so desire.

The ICH2 takes care aaus everything else. By reading this site you agree to our cookie policy. All sensibly placed and marked out in the asua.