With their own employees making grand claims, it was only fair to test things out on the overclocking front. What’s not so impressive is that you need an expensive graphics card and very expensive 2Ghz CPU to achieve the score. No ratings or reviews yet. Easy to find the information you need and has excellent section on fitting devices and the CPU and heatsink. You will never see the P4 really shine on an SDR system simply because it can’t provide the bandwidth that the processor craves. Here’s the board spec. Best Selling in Motherboards See all.
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Asus also provide software to change the voices spoken on the errors. Lastly in the layout, dotted around the board Installation was painless. Oh look, the P4B has been announced: Every is as it should be in that respect.
The ATX12 connector is underneath the socket enclosure to the left of the AGP slot and is the standard 2×2 connector that Intel defined in their spec.
Asus have taken half the advantage of the extra features on the ICH2 and implemented the onboard AC’97 audio. Dropping down the multiplier to 16 again and moyherboard the FSB would hopefully give a speed somewhere in the middle of and Asus have also implemented a boot monitoring system like Epox’s little 2-digit display and the cool D-Bracket from MSI.
Intel have been slashing the price of their Pentium 4 processors for quite some time now.
ASUS P4B, Socket 478, Intel (P4B/SWA/6P1C-UAY) Motherboard
I ran the Sandra burn-in wizard doing loops of the 3 tests used in the review for half an hour. All in all, quality BIOS. This resulting decrease in price lets system builders worldwide get the P4 out to the masses for less money than a i based system with RAMBUS memory. The increase in FSB should give us a healthy score increase.
Review: Asus P4B – Mainboard –
Therefore, with a little bit of ingenuity, there is nothing stopping you recording your own vocal POST messages. We’ll visit a pair of 2Ghz benchmarks, 20 x and 15 x and this time round we’ll drop the 1.
Chipset Features Before we see what Asus have done with the platform, lets take a look at the chipset itself. Best Selling in Motherboards See all. The bundle was average in content.
ASUS P4B, Socket 478, Intel Motherboard
Intel would love to achieve a greater market share with the Pentium 4 and mogherboard i lets them do that. I’ve been keen to look at other options for the P4 since my first taste of the platform with the MSI Pro5, another i board.
No change in CPU voltage was required. See details for full description.
The system proceeded to boot perfectly. How will performance users judge the i systems? Starting from the top left we hit the most dominating feature of the board, the Socket enclosure.
P4B | ASUS Global
The manual is also excellent. The i is the only SDR choice at the moment and boards are quite popular and it’s an i board that Asus have given us in the P4B.
We’re within 1 second of the expected results so nothing is amiss. This means the item has been inspected, cleaned, and repaired to full working order and is in excellent condition.
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It passed that test easily so I rebooted at 17 x You will never see the P4 really shine on an SDR system simply because it can’t provide the bandwidth that the processor craves. Manufacturers can create solutions based on the chipset without worrying about the high resulting price tag. The board also fully supports the upcoming Northwood processors and while SDR memory is the worst memory type to pair such high performing processors with, it’s nice to know that the upgrade path is there, using the P4B as a stopgap before investing in a new higher performing board.
Price is the main reason.