Board Revision: ?
BIOS Version: 1005 (14. March 2002)
Asus gives its motherboards names whose meanings are quite clear. P4S333 references everything you would guess: P4 is the CPU, "S" is the manufacturer and 333 is the maximum memory clock.
This board comes with 6 PCI slots, 3 DIMM sockets, a PCI sound chip from C-Media with two line-ins, AGP 4x and a total of 6 USB ports. Thanks to an adapter, 5 of them can be used instantly.
Furthermore, there are two 80-wire IDE cables, a floppy cable, an excellent manual, a driver CD and a quick start guide for impatient users. The latter includes all of the major languages. Last but not least, there is a small adapter cable that you have to use in order to run the second COM port (only one is on the connector panel).
The design is very clean - all 7 slots (6 plus the AGP) can be equipped with full-size PCI cards without conflicting with other components. In addition, all connectors are placed at the edge of the motherboard (power connector, LEDs/reset/power on, as well as the flat cable connectors) which helps to keep the case free of cable chaos.
In addition to a large range of supported FSB speeds (100 to 166 MHz), Asus allows the core voltage to be set within the range of 1.1 and 1.85 V (0.025 V increments).
- Trendsetter: DDR333 For Pentium 4
- Comparison Of All Pentium 4 Chipsets
- The Boards
- AOpen AX45
- Asus P4S333
- Biostar M7SXF
- Epox EP-4SDA+
- Gigabyte GA-8SRX
- MSI 645 Ultra
- Jetway S446R
- Soltek SL-85DRS2
- Soyo SY-P4S Dragon Ultra
- Test Setup
- Benchmark Results
- OpenGL Game - Quake3 Arena NV15 Demo
- Direct3D Game - Unreal Tournament UTBench
- Audio/Video Encoding - MP3 And MPEG-4/DivX
- Archiving - ZIP Compression
- OpenGL Viewperf
- Conclusion: SiS645 Is A Hot Alternative To I845!
- Feature Tables
- Feature Tables, Continued