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SUS has done a very good job to try and chase down the P965 giant that is the Gigabyte QD6 however it still falls short.

First off on FSB speeds, Gigabyte has managed to hit 487MHz in our labs, and with some more tweaking can go higher, as we haven’t really maxed out our voltages, we are hoping to go vapour phase change in 2007 to see what extra can come from this board and according to Gigabyte, it’s over 500MHz FSB. ASUS only managed to hit 460 – 470MHz FSB, which is still a good effort but does fall second to Gigabyte this time around.

Next is the main feature that the Gigabyte board has that ASUS abandoned on this board and that is clearly AMD Crossfire dual graphics support. Since P965 has been given the OK from ATI/AMD to go Crossfire, Gigabyte’s QD6 has the second PCI Express x16 slots to accommodate this, the P5B-E Plus has only has a single PCI Express x16 slot and a PCI Express x4 slot placed where the second PCI Express x16 slot should be - we can even see the solder points on the board for the actual slot.

Gigabyte has packed it board with Dual LAN, 12 phase power, Firewire and additional SATA ports, ASUS falls short with single LAN.

The saving grace for ASUS is the price - ASUS P5B-E Plus comes in around $20-30 USD cheaper than the Gigabyte DQ6. Don’t get us wrong, the P5B-E Plus does not suck at all but the DQ6 just manages to beat it in all areas besides price.
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....you CANNOT overclock a mobo for 2hrs and give a good review of the mobo,but you can get a glimse of what there is coming.


But a good thing,they pointed out that they just speedoverclocking the mobo.
Owners know better,many p5b dlx and p5b e plus do 520-540fsb out of the box. Thats fact.

The P5B E Plus is a good mobo,Probably very much alike the P5B DLX.
That one we know is good

Keep èm coming...
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Too bad we cant get it in the US..
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Too bad we cant get it in the US..
...we got it here in europe (norway)...
Almost the same price as the P5B DLX
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I have the P5B-E and I love the thing!
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post #7 of 7
That DQ6 looks mighty fast too.
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