Asus P5Q PRO Turbo
Released December, 2005
The Pros:Good value - supports CrossFireX at a budget price. Lots of overclocking options - great for system tweakers. Looks good - integrates a heatsink & heatpipe on a black PCB.
The Cons:Aging motherboard design - built around the LGA775 socket. Lacks DDR3 support - only supports DDR2 memory. Lacks Gigabit Ethernet - only supports 100Mbps connections.
The Asus P5Q PRO Turbo is a 775 socket, ATX Intel motherboard designed for standard Intel processors, including Pentium Dual-Core, Celeron Dual-Core, and Core 2 Duo / Quad / Extreme. It’s similar to the P5P43TD in that it doesn’t host integrated video, but unlike its counterpart it doesn’t offer integrated Gigabit LAN; plus it’s restricted to DDR2 RAM.
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However, it does feature DUAL PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots with support for ATI CrossFire, which means two ATI graphics cards can be ran. For running two nVidia cards, however, an nForce SLI motherboard would be required. Additional features include integrated 8-channel HD audio, and support for RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10.
- Intel Motherboard
- ATX Form Factor
- Socket 775
- Intel Processors ONLY
- Third-Party Video Required
- Integrated High-Definition Audio
- DDR2 RAM ONLY
- Seven SATA Bays
- Dual PCI-e 2.0 x16
- Triple PCI-e x1
- USB/eSATA Support
- RAID Configuration Options
- CrossFire Support
- CPU Socket Type: LGA 775
- CPU Type: Core 2 Quad/Extreme/Duo, Pentium/Celeron Dual-Core
- FSB: 1600(O.C)/1333/1066/800 MHz
- North Bridge: Intel P43
- South Bridge: Intel ICH10R
- Number of Memory Slots: 4×240pin
- Memory Standard: DDR2 1300/1200/1066/800/667
- Maximum Memory Supported: 16GB
- Channel Supported: Dual Channel
- PCI Express 2.0 x16 | 2
- PCI Express x1 | 3
- PCI Slots | 2
- PATA 1 x ATA100 2 Dev. Max
- SATA 3Gb/s 5+2
- SATA RAID 0/1/5/10
- Audio Chipset: VIA VT1708S
- Audio Channels: 8 Channels
User Reviews (1)
good value - supports CrossFireX at a budget price
lots of overclocking options - great for system tweakers
looks good - integrates a heatsink & heatpipe on a black PCB
aging motherboard design - built around the LGA775 socket
lacks DDR3 support - only supports DDR2 memory
lacks Gigabit Ethernet - only supports 100Mbps connections
only supports AMD's multi-GPU technology - NVIDIA owners are out of luck
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