The P4GE-V remains as one of the good
performers among the different chipsets. It's noticably fast and stable
at aggressive timings. While most of the boards has similar performance,
it is hardly noticable sometimes.
ASUS P4GE-V does provide a bag of good
features. The noticeable ones are on board like 6 ch audio, RAID, Ethernet,
Serial ATA, 6 USB ports 2 etc. It also comes with the option of Gigabit
Ethernet. The only thing that I see missing is the optional Gigabit Ethernet
Serial ATA and Firewire.
This Gigabyte board has crazy
overclocking FSB from 100 ~ 200Mhz and has voltage tweaking options
available. There is also an option to run the memory async at 177 (DDR
355Mhz). While most of the PC3200 modules available now should be able
to do well under this sort of environment, it is up to oneself to test
it using trial and error. We maintain a steady 150Mhz without
problems using the P4 2.4B.
Installation is Ok but I think ASUS
should seriously look into the design of the board. It is very cram and
it the video card always blocks the RAM retention clips. This is very
Documentation is direct to the point. The
BIOS can also be set to work in other languages like French, German,
Chinese and Japanese.
Additional features that comes handy
are the Post Reporter which is some sort of voice diagnostics, EZ BIOS
Flash, C.P.R (CPU parameter recall), Crash free BIOS.
Retail price : USD 179.00
* pricing based on pricewatch.com