ASUS releases Core 2 and DDR2-800 supporting motherboards

By Justin Mann on June 1, 2006, 7:24 PM
ASUS has recently introduced some of the first non-Intel motherboards based around the Core 2 processor.The new P5W DH Deluxe is among them, a board based on the upgraded 975X and ICH7R chipsets, which are necessary to use Core 2 CPUs. They are also introducing the P5B Deluxe, which uses P965 and ICH8-R, the only significant difference between that and the 975/ICH7 being that it supports DDR2-800, one of the first for the 775 Socket. Both feature dual gigabit LAN and wireless LAN, and overall have all the features you'd expect to see from a top-tier ASUS board, such as SATA RAID 0/1/5 support, multiple SATA controllers, et cetera. Overall, they look like interesting boards, and it will be very cool to see how Core 2 CPUs interact with DDR2-800 RAM.

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canadian said:
Ohhh, I hope its not to much money.
asphix said:
so when can we expect to see the P5B Deluxe in stores(newegg doesnt have it yet...)? Its the only thing holding me back from my upgrade.. once its out, I upgrade and wait till fall to pick up core2
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