ASUS P4P800S-E i848P
Mainboard Wireless Edition Review (1) Oveclocker 26 Dec
Intel 848P chipset is the cheaper single channel
DDR400 chipset that came right after 865PE came into the market. As the 865PE
and 875P chipsets offer dual channel ddr400, not everyone would want to take
advantage of Pentium 4 dual channel architecture as it is more expensive. In
fact, the 848P can be seen as a competitor to the cheaper SiS 648FX and ALi
ASUS P4P800S-E is based on the 848P chipset to
capture the user base where they prefer Intel brand and would not want to invest
additional RAM modules where price is a factor.
This new board supports the newer series of
Pentium 4 with HT and even future generation Prescott. It comes with AGP 8X,
10/100 MBps LAN, HT support, Serial ATA, S/PDIF, 6 channel audio, 8 USB 2.0
An additional feature on this board is the Wi-Fi
card that comes with the package. You can use this card to login to an access
point. The most interesting thing about it is that it can be turned into a
software access point ! That is to say, it could be your base station.
This board also provides overclocking
capabilities. In our tests, we managed to push our 2.4C all the way to 280MHz
FSB on the GEiL DDR533 module.
performance for cost connoisseurs FSB800 and DDR400 Intel Solution
With the Intel 848P
chipset, the ASUS P4P800S supports latest 800MHz FSB Intel pentium4/Celeron
or even the Intel next generation Prescott CPU with Hyper-Threading
technology. Other excellent specifications include DDR400, AGP 8X,
10/100Mbps LAN and also includes several ASUS unique features -- C.P.R,
MyLogo2, CrashFree BIOS 2, Instant Music Lite, and EZ Flash.
Intel FSB800, DDR400 and Hyper-Threading technology support
Intel 848P chipset to support 3.6GHz+ P4 CPUs on 800MHz FSB, DDR400 memory,
Intel Hyper-Threading technology, and a full-range of advanced features, the
P4P800S delivers a full-value, high-performance solution for today's most
DDR400 (PC3200), the
latest and fastest DDR memory standard, supports bandwidth up to 3.2GB/s to
provide enhanced system performance.
AGP 8X Technology
AGP8X (AGP 3.0) is the next generation VGA interface specification that
enables enhanced graphics performance with high bandwidth speeds up to
2.12GB/s, AGP8X is twice as fast as AGP4X.
Serial ATA Serial ATA is the next
generation ATA specification that provides scalable performance for today
and tomorrow. With up to 150MB/s data transfer rate, Serial ATA is faster
than current Parallel ATA, while providing 100% software compatibility.
S/PDIF-out on Back I/O Port The P4P800S's S/PDIF out
function turns your computer into a high-end entertainment system with
digital connectivity to powerful speaker systems.
Channel Audio & SoundMAX Digital Audio System The SoundMAX Digital Audio System is the industry's highest
performance and most reliable audio solution for business perfessionals,
audiophiles, musicians, and gamers. SoundMAX Digital Audio System can output
5.1 channel surround sound and features state-of-the-art DLS2 MIDI
synthesizer with Yamaha DLSbyXG sound set, 5.1 Virtual Theater™ and supports
and major game audio technologies including Microsoft DirectX™ 8.0,
Microsoft DirectSound 3D, A3D, MacroFX, ZoomFX, MultiDrive 5.1, A3D and EAX.
10/100 Mbps LAN Supports
Easy connectivity to your network or broadband connection with onboard LAN
port, lets you take gaming online without having to buy an additional LAN
Max. 8 USB2.0 ports support
USB 2.0 is the latest connectivity standard for next generation components
and peripherals. Backward compatible with current USB 1.1 peripherals, USB
2.0 delivers transfer speeds up to 40 times faster at 480Mb/s, for easy
connectivity and ultra-fast data
The P4P800S offers robust overclocking options to maximize your system
* Flexible CPU Core Voltage Adjustments in 0.025V increments over defaults
* SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection) at 1 MHz increment
* Adjustable FSB/DDR ratio. Fixed AGP/PCI frequencies
* ASUS C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall)
ASUS Wi-Fi slot The
proprietary Wi-Fi slot, based on the 802.11b standard, is specifically
designed for the ASUS WiFi-b™ add-on card to set up an environment for home
wireless LAN. The ASUS WiFi-b™ add-on card bundles the exclusive Software AP
(access point) to save the extra cost of an actual AP. In addition, the card
comes with user-friendly utilities and applications that allow quick
connection to notebooks, PDAs and other WLAN peripherals. The proprietary
slot supports the 802.11g standard for future upgrades.
(Note: The WiFi-b™ card with software AP has to be purchased separately)
ASUS CrashFree BIOS2
The CrashFree BIOS 2 feature now includes the BIOS auto-recovery function in
a support CD.
Users can reboot their system through the support CD when a bootable disk is
and go through the simple BIOS auto-recovery process.
ASUS motherboards now enable users to enjoy this protection feature without
the need to pay for an optional ROM.
C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
When the system hangs due to overclocking failure, there is no need to open
the case to clear CMOS data. Just simply restart the system, the BIOS would
show the previous setting and then users can amend the CPU setting again.
ASUS Instant Music ~ Lite
No need to boot your computer into the Windows before you can listen to the
music use your desktop system as a CD-Player. You can turn it on & Listen to
the music within seconds without booting to any operating system.
ASUS EZ Flash
With ASUS EZ Flash, you can update BIOS before entering operating system. No
more DOS-based flash utility and bootable diskette required.