Maximus II Formula Software And Accessories
In addition to several system management and maintenance utilities, Asus includes its AI Suite, PC Probe II and Six Engine Tuner overclocking, monitoring, and power saving solutions.
The PC Probe II menu allows customized settings for fan speed and voltage warnings.
Several gauges appear by default in a single column on the left side of the screen, and gauge placement can be arranged in whatever fashion the user finds most convenient.
AI Suite hasn’t changed noticeably since we last saw it in our X48 comparison, and still includes modes for increased performance, reduced power consumption, and reduced noise.
AI Suite’s AI Tweaker menus allow adjustment of CPU FSB, CPU Multiplier, DRAM Voltage, DRAM ratio, and PCI Express clock rate.
Asus Six Engine puts a new face on settings previously found in AI Tweaker, with a few advanced controls.
Various performance modes allow frequency to be altered and/or voltage to be decreased, but core voltage increases must be made through BIOS. The settings that are available do work, but extreme overclockers must plan ahead in their BIOS settings.
Additional utilities and software include Asus Update for updating BIOS from within windows, Asus Direct Link file transfer optimizer, Sound Blaster X-Fi applications, the “Asus Speeding HDD” control interface for the motherboard’s Sil5723 “SteelVine” SATA port multiplier, Kaspersky Anti-Virus, 3D Mark 2006 Advanced Edition, and several software trials.
|Documentation & Software||Motherboard Manual|
|Motherboard Driver DVD|
|Chipset Fan Instructions|
|Asus Case Badge|
|Hardware||6x SATA Data Cable|
|Heatpipe Cooling Fan (Supplemental)|
|LCD Post Code Display (External)|
|1x Asus Q-Connector Kit|
|1x 80-conductor Ultra ATA cable|
|1x Floppy Cable|
|1x Port Breakout Plate (2x USB, 1x IEEE-1394)|
|1x 4-pin to SATA power adapter (two-device)|
|1x I/O Panel Shield|
Asus includes all the cables most users will need to assemble a high-end configuration, plus a sound module, supplemental chipset cooling fan for fanless water-cooled systems, and an external LCD POST code display.
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Where are the lower price P45 M/B ?Reply
Asus P5Q pro is out for €110 and P5Q deluxe for €165 the price difference is about 70$ in Greece.
51 pages... You won't be upset if I read just the last 3 pages right?Reply
I suppose I can get some good from having read this. Did you get paid by the word? Maybe next time you could just put together a complete features chart so that we can have some convenient comparison? You know, so someone could go to a chart and see at a glance which boards had eSATA or firewire, or 8 USB.Reply
I'd rather have the overabundance of information than a lack of information. Presentation could use a little refining (I.E. comparison charts and the likes), but having the relevant information available at least is a good thing.Reply
the introduction and specifics are nice, the comparision isn't. so, why don't you test with an 8500 or qx9650? 6850 are outdated... and a mobo handling a c2d doesn't mean it can handle a quad too, see P5K for example (it stinks when it comes to a q6600).Reply
procithe introduction and specifics are nice, the comparision isn't. so, why don't you test with an 8500 or qx9650? 6850 are outdated... and a mobo handling a c2d doesn't mean it can handle a quad too, see P5K for example (it stinks when it comes to a q6600).Reply
Tom's Hardware wants the performance of current articles to reflect that of recent articles, so a "standard test platform" was chosen a while ago. It will get updated, but probably not before the new socket becomes widely available.
I would have liked to see something such as a P35 and an X48 as controls to help analyze the P45 Performance.Reply
In otherwords, What is the P45 Gaining me over the older P35.
What would I gain by going to the X48. (Or Lose)
zenmasterI would have liked to see something such as a P35 and an X48 as controls to help analyze the P45 Performance.In otherwords, What is the P45 Gaining me over the older P35.What would I gain by going to the X48. (Or Lose)http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-p45-chipset,1961.htmlReply
The first 17 pages were filled with nothing but junk from ASUS. Do us a favor: don't even bother featuring or *MENTIONING* anything for any reason from a company that refuses to RMA 200-400 dollar brand new motherboards with anything other then used and usually broken junk. It destroyed my enthusiasm for the article.Reply
nickchalkWhere are the lower price P45 M/B ?Asus P5Q pro is out for €110 and P5Q deluxe for €165 the price difference is about 70$ in Greece.Reply
the p5q PRo is a p43 board, i should know i have one