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Review: ASUS P5K3 Deluxe - high-bandwidth mobo

by Tarinder Sandhu on 2 July 2007, 09:08

Tags: ASUSTeK (TPE:2357)

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ASUS P5K3 Deluxe
Item Specification
Processor support All Intel LGA775 CPUs except Celeron Ds
Northbridge Intel P35
Southbridge Intel ICH9R
Memory support 4 DIMMs, dual-channel, non-ECC, unbuffered memory, 8GB Max
DDR3-800/889/1067 @ 1066MHz CPU FSB
DDR3-800/833/1000/1067/1111/1333MHz @ 1333MHz CPU FSB
Graphics (main) 2 x PCI Express x16 slots with support for ATI CrossFire, one at 16x speed, one at 4x
PCI Express 2 x PCI Express x1
PCI conventional 3 x PCI 2.2
ATA 1 x Ultra DMA 133 / 100 / 66 / 33 controller (Supplied by JMicron JMB363 controller)

6 x Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s provided by Intel ICH9R
2 x External Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s provided by JMicron JMB363 controller

RAID RAID 0 and 1 through Intel ICH9R
RAID 0, 1, and JBOD using JMicron JMB363 controller

Dual Gigabit LAN controllers, featuring AI NET2
Marvell88E8056® PCI-E Gigabit LAN controllers
RealtekRTL8110SC® PCI Gigabit LAN controller

54 Mbps IEEE 802.11g and backwards compatible with 11 Mbps IEEE 802.11b
- Software Access Point mode
- Station mode : Infrastructure mode and Ad-Hoc mode

Audio ADI 1988B 8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC
Floppy 1 x Floppy disk drive connector provided by JMicron JMB363 controller
FireWire Agere® FW322 1394a controller supports 2 x IEEE 1394a ports (one at midboard; one at back panel)
USB 10 x USB2.0 ports (4 ports at mid-board, 6 ports at back panel)
ASUS AI lifestyle features ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution:
- ASUS AI Gear2
- ASUS 8-Phase Power Design
- ASUS Fanless Design: Heat-pipe solution
- ASUS Fanless Design: Stack Cool 2
- ASUS Q-Fan 2
ASUS Crystal Sound:
- ASUS Noise Filter
- ASUS Q-Connector
- ASUS O.C. Profile
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
- ASUS AI Slot Detector
ASUS WiFi@Home:
- ASUS WiFi-AP Solo
Back Panel I/O Ports 1 x PS/2 Keyboard
1 x S/PDIF Out (Coaxial + Optical)
2 x External SATA
1 x IEEE1394a
2 x RJ45 port
6 x USB 2.0/1.1
1 x WiFi-AP Solo antenna jack
8-channel Audio I/O
Internal I/O Connectors 2 x USB connectors support additional 4 USB ports
1 x floppy disk drive connector
1 x IDE connector
1 x COM connector
6 x SATA connectors
1 x CPU fan connector
4 x Chassis fan connector
1 x Power fan connector
1 x IEEE1394a connector
Front panel audio connector
1 x S/PDIF out header
Chassis-intrusion connector
CD audio in
24-pin ATX power connector
2 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
System panel (Q-Connector)
Monitoring ASIC ASUS AI
Form factor ATX Form Factor, 12in x 9.6in (305mm x 245mm)
Current street price £160 (inc VAT)


The P5K3 Deluxe is a P35 chipset-based motherboard that's capable of supporting upcoming 45nm 1333MHz FSB CPUs.

Its standout feature is support for DDR3 memory, right up to 1333MHz.