P45R2000-WiFi Onboard Devices
|Northbridge||Intel P45 Express|
|Voltage Regulator||Four Phases|
|333.3 MHz (FSB1333)||333.9 MHz (+0.17%)|
|Clock Generator||ICS 9LPRS918JKLF|
|Connectors and Interfaces|
|Onboard||2x PCIe 2.0 x16 (Modes : One x16 or Two x8)|
|2x PCIe x1|
|2x USB 2.0 (2 ports per connector)|
|1x WiFi Card Header (Customized USB 2.0)|
|1x IEEE-1394 FireWire|
|1x Serial Port header|
|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)|
|1x Fan 3 pins (Chassis)|
|IO panel||2x PS2 (keyboard )|
|2x Digital Audio Out (S/P-DIF optical + coaxial)|
|1x IEEE-1394 FireWire|
|2x External SATA Pass-Through Connectors|
|2x RJ-45 Network|
|6x USB 2.0|
|6x Analog Audio (7.1 Channel + Mic-In + Line-In)|
|Mass Storage Controllers|
|Intel ICH10R||6x SATA 3.0Gb/s (RAID 0,1,5,10)|
|JMicron JMB368 PCI-E||1x Ultra ATA-133 (2-drives)|
|2x Realtek RTL8111C PCI-E||Dual Gigabit LAN Connections|
|Realtek RTL8187L USB||802.11g/b Wireless Network Interface|
|Realtek ALC890B||Eight-Channel (7.1 Surround) Output|
|VIA VT6308S PCI||2x IEEE-1394a (400 Mbit/s)|
We prefer three internal USB 2.0 connectors to support six front-panel devices (ports, card readers, etc), but ASRock sacrifices two of its six ports to enable the Realtek WiFi controller. Those who don’t use the WiFi controller are able to reclaim not just the ports, but also the second PCI slot which is otherwise blocked by the WiFi antenna connection.
Six USB 2.0 connectors are adequate for most users, and some of us would gladly sacrifice a couple in order to support both the WiFi adapter and two extra front panel devices. Pass-through connections for eSATA devices require included cables to be routed internally for activation.
ASRock’s 802.11g wireless solution is a model that was previously retired by Asus, when Asus made the switch to Draft-N. ASRock has a good excuse for saving money here, since the later standard is still in the draft stage.
Two RTL8111C Gigabit Ethernet controllers use PCI Express to supply full bi-directional bandwidth.
The use of JMicon’s JMB368 is unique compared to competitors, as this PCI Express x1 part supports a single Parallel ATA (Ultra ATA 133) cable but no SATA or eSATA connections.
ASRock still uses the ALC890B codec, a part which can’t even be found on Realtek’s site. ASRock rates it at 110db signal-to-noise ratio, and our audio tests will show how it compares to lesser-rated parts.
We don’t often find FireWire on low-cost motherboards, but ASRock includes it regardless of other cost-saving measures.
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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