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MR BUNGLE 12th July 2007, 12:34 Quote
Looks pretty sweet to me...

I found this section a bit confusing though: (here)
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In comparison, Asus has made it so that if the P5K(3) uses the second PCI-Express x16 slot at its x4 bandwidth instead of x1, then the other extra PCI-Express x1 lanes are disabled. This way it gives priority to the included PCI-Express Gigabit Ethernet controllers. You’ll not notice any difference if you are running a 10/100 network, but if you have the infrastructure and rely on Gigabit Ethernet bandwidth, the PCI solution will come out slower, especially if you have a bunch of PCI devices too.

- Thought they were just PCI controllers?

/end minor niggle;)
Tim S 12th July 2007, 12:35 Quote
Rich is referring to the P5K/3 boards which have integrated PCI-E based Gigabit Ethernet. ;)
MR BUNGLE 12th July 2007, 12:38 Quote
Whoops - what a TARD!

-sorry Rich-
Mankz 12th July 2007, 12:50 Quote
When are we going to see thenw uGuru Panels coming out?

Looks like a nice board, and as always, a good review!
Bindibadgi 12th July 2007, 13:09 Quote
I was talking to Abit earlier and was told "soon" on the u-Guru front. :) Will defo get one in when it arrives.
Mankz 12th July 2007, 13:38 Quote
Grr, they sound like my parents. Am I right in thinking that its supposed to be a 5.25" affair?
Bindibadgi 12th July 2007, 14:11 Quote
Yup, I cant find a picture of it I took at computex :/
Mankz 12th July 2007, 14:16 Quote
http://imageshack.us
Shot at 2007-07-12

Is that it?

If so, here is a review.
BUFF 12th July 2007, 16:58 Quote
Good review as ever. :)
Are you sure about the warranty section - afaik abit UK & USA have different policies?
Oh & knocking the board for having few USB ports when it supports 12 (albeit 8 x header & " It wouldn’t matter so much if Abit had included another few USB ports provided on a PCI bracket." - they did ;)) ...
pendragon 12th July 2007, 18:40 Quote
wow.... i'm very impressed with this board.. I only wish it had SLI .. but really, seems really great for the price
leviathan18 13th July 2007, 02:25 Quote
what my friend free cable guy FCG fails to see is that using his method abit will take longer time (more money) to secure the cooling so they wont use nuts screws and washers
Woodstock 13th July 2007, 06:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by BUFF
Good review as ever. :)
Are you sure about the warranty section - afaik abit UK & USA have different policies?
Oh & knocking the board for having few USB ports when it supports 12 (albeit 8 x header & " It wouldn’t matter so much if Abit had included another few USB ports provided on a PCI bracket." - they did ;)) ...

he did say why not four usb ports on the pci bracket

edit
would the screws actully make that much difference temp wise?
Bindibadgi 13th July 2007, 10:49 Quote
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Originally Posted by BUFF
Good review as ever. :)
Are you sure about the warranty section - afaik abit UK & USA have different policies?
Oh & knocking the board for having few USB ports when it supports 12 (albeit 8 x header & " It wouldn’t matter so much if Abit had included another few USB ports provided on a PCI bracket." - they did ;)) ...

Few PROVIDED USB ports. I can't plug a mouse into pin-outs :P

Abit in total include 6/12 usable USB ports out the box, which means you'll have to find yourself some other PCI brackets etc to use the rest of the ports.

About Abit warranty: I've just been chatting to the guy from Abit Taiwan this morning and apparently it might be different in the UK but the Abit manual, site and forums provide no definitive answer, just most say 3 years.

Screws and temps: take off the shitty thermal pads, lap the base, use a touch of good quality thermal paste and those screws and you'll get a far far better contact. This is true for all boards. Pushpins are cheap and easy to use on the production line but they're oh so very crap: You wouldn't hold a CPU down with a couple would you? Chipsets will soon need a similar security.
Cupboard 13th July 2007, 12:39 Quote
Does it come with 4 or 6 SATA cables? the text says 4 but there are 6 in the picture :?
BUFF 13th July 2007, 16:28 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bindibadgi
Few PROVIDED USB ports. I can't plug a mouse into pin-outs :P

Abit in total include 6/12 usable USB ports out the box, which means you'll have to find yourself some other PCI brackets etc to use the rest of the ports.
chances are that your case has at least 2 more though.
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About Abit warranty: I've just been chatting to the guy from Abit Taiwan this morning and apparently it might be different in the UK but the Abit manual, site and forums provide no definitive answer, just most say 3 years.
In the US it's 3 years with the first 2 years being free but a $25 charge in the 3rd (they'll also accept a board with physical damage for RMA for a $25 charge which afaik is pretty unique).
Sean@abit UK has said that in the UK it's just 2 years.
g3n3tiX 13th July 2007, 19:28 Quote
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Originally Posted by Article (page 3)
sharing all sharing the same bandwidth.
oops.


Nice board...but a bit of a problem in the firewire department.

mmmmmhhh...unreleased intel C2E..yummy...
Max Spain 18th July 2007, 06:54 Quote
This board is interesting. It is the only P35 based board I have seen that supports setting the command rate. Older Intel chipsets always ran it at 2T. I would expect a noticeable improvement in latency from that setting, but your results showed the opposite. I was wondering if during your review you noticed any performance difference between having 1T or 2T set in the bios???
Bindibadgi 18th July 2007, 08:51 Quote
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Originally Posted by BUFF

Sean@abit UK has said that in the UK it's just 2 years.

Yep I've just had confirmation that it's only 2 years in the UK. :(

Hi Max, didn't check mate, there will be some but I can't imagine it's very noticable.
Fod 18th July 2007, 09:21 Quote
any word on the firewire issue? are they planning to fix this in a later board revision?
Bindibadgi 18th July 2007, 09:32 Quote
I've not asked but I will do.
kenco_uk 8th August 2007, 09:41 Quote
With the move to one ide interface by many mobo manufacturers, why do they only include 6 sata ports? And then put 2 esata ports on?! Who uses esata? They'd be far more useful just being normal sata, so you end up having 8 sata ports on board. All my optical and hard drives are sata - that's 7 devices in total.

bah, grumble, etc.
completemadness 9th August 2007, 02:34 Quote
well before they put 2x IDE ports on, that's 4 drives ....
BUFF 9th August 2007, 04:55 Quote
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Originally Posted by kenco_uk
With the move to one ide interface by many mobo manufacturers
you mean really mean the move to 0 by Intel forcing the mfrs to add an IDE controller to give at least 1 ...
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why do they only include 6 sata ports?
because that's how many the ICH9R has.
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And then put 2 esata ports on?! Who uses esata?
people with external storage (eSATA is far quicker than USB2 or Firewire).
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They'd be far more useful just being normal sata, so you end up having 8 sata ports on board. All my optical and hard drives are sata - that's 7 devices in total.
the 2 eSATA are on the JMicron & imo the best thing to do with that anyway is disable it in the BIOS ...
Bindibadgi 9th August 2007, 09:25 Quote
I use eSATA!
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