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TP45 HP Onboard Devices

11-Way P45 Motherboard Shootout
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Biostar TP45 HP (Revision 5.0)
Northbridge Intel P45 Express
Southbridge Intel ICH10
Voltage Regulator Four Phases
BIOS P45BA710 (07/10/2008)
333.3 MHz (FSB1333) 333.3 MHz (+0.0%)
Clock Generator ICS 9LPRS926EGLF
Connectors and Interfaces
Onboard 2x PCIe 2.0 x16 (Modes : One x16 or Two x8)
2x PCIe x1
2x PCI
3x USB 2.0 (2 ports per connector)
1x Serial Port header
1x Parallel Port header
1x Floppy
1x Ultra ATA (2 drives)
6x Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s
1x Front Panel Audio
1x CD-Audio In
1x S/P-DIF Out
1x Fan 4 pins (CPU)
2x Fan 3 pins (Chassis)
1x Internal Power Button
1x Internal Reset Button
IO panel 2x PS2 (keyboard + mouse )
6x USB 2.0
1x RJ-45 Network
6x Analog Audio Jacks (8-ch out, Mic+Line In)
Mass Storage Controllers
Intel ICH10 6x SATA 3.0Gb/s
JMicron JMB368 PCI-E 1x Ultra ATA-133 (2-drives)
Network
Realtek RTL8111C PCI-E Gigabit LAN Connection
Audio
Realtek ALC888 HD Audio Codec 7.1 + 2 channel Multi-Streaming Output

Nobody said they had to use all six : The Biostar TP45 HP “wastes” two of the ICH10 southbridge’s six PCI Express pathways by providing only two PCI Express x1 slots and two onboard PCI Express devices.

The TP45 HP doesn’t have any eSATA ports, but the closest competitor in this round-up doesn’t either. Competitor ASRock fakes it by putting a pass-through connector on the back. Biostar also leaves off any IEEE-1394 FireWire controller, but many buyers will never use that feature anyway. What really says “cheap” about the port panel is the lack of any digital audio outputs, even though the company provided all six analog audio jacks.

JMicron’s JMB368 provides one Ultra ATA header (supporting two drives) using a PCI Express interface. Ultra ATA doesn’t really require PCI-E speeds, but the wiring is simpler than PCI and the motherboard had lanes to spare.

PCI Express provides twice the needed bandwidth to Realtek’s RTL8111C Gigabit Ethernet controller for optimal performance.

Rated at 97db signal-to-noise ratio, Realtek’s ALC888 provides the TP45 HP motherboard with eight main channels (7.1 surround) and separate stereo headphone channels.

Summary
  1. Introduction
  2. ASRock P45R2000-WiFi
  3. P45R2000-WiFi Onboard Devices
  4. P45R2000-WiFi BIOS And Overclocking
  5. P45R2000-WiFi Software And Accessories
  6. ASRock P45TS-R
  7. P45TS-R Onboard Devices
  8. P45TS-R BIOS And Overclocking
  9. P45TS-R Software And Accessories
  10. Asus Maximus II Formula
  11. Maximus II Formula Onboard Devices
  12. Maximus II Formula BIOS And Overclocking
  13. Maximus II Formula Software And Accessories
  14. Asus P5Q Deluxe
  15. P5Q Deluxe Onboard Devices
  16. P5Q Deluxe BIOS And Overclocking
  17. P5Q Deluxe Software And Accessories
  18. Biostar TSeries TP45 HP
  19. TP45 HP Onboard Devices
  20. TP45 HP BIOS And Overclocking
  21. TP45 HP Software And Accessories
  22. Biostar TPower i45
  23. TPower i45 Onboard Devices
  24. TPower i45 BIOS And Overclocking
  25. TPower i45 Software And Accessories
  26. ECS Black Series P45T-A
  27. P45T-A Onboard Devices
  28. P45T-A BIOS And Overclocking
  29. P45T-A Software And Accessories
  30. Gigabyte GA-EP45-DQ6
  31. EP45-DQ6 Onboard Devices
  32. EP45-DQ6 BIOS And Overclocking
  33. EP45-DQ6 Software And Accessories
  34. Jetway HI04
  35. HI04 Onboard Devices
  36. HI04 BIOS And Overclocking
  37. HI04 Software And Accessories
  38. MSI P45 Platinum
  39. P45 Platinum Onboard Devices
  40. P45 Platinum BIOS And Overclocking
  41. P45 Platinum Software And Accessories
  42. MSI P45D3 Platinum
  43. P45 D3 Platinum BIOS And Overclocking
  44. P45D3 Platinum Software And Accessories
  45. Test Hardware
  46. Benchmark Configuration
  47. Benchmark Results: 3D Games
  48. Benchmark Results: Applications
  49. Benchmark Results: Video Encoding And Synthetics
  50. Performance Analysis
  51. Onboard Audio Quality
  52. Power Consumption And Temperature
  53. Overclocking
  54. Conclusion
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