- By Terren - NCIX.com @Oct 26, 2006
P5W DH Deluxe is specially designed for Gamers, Personal Workstation, SoHo, high-end and multi-tasking PC users.
The rise of digital home is just like a tsunami that is poinsed to take over the PC industry. To enjoy the digitalized convinience, you need the ASUS Digital Home series motherboard, a system that is designed solely for this purpose. ASUS Digital Home series motherbaord enables users to control the computer at a distance away, setup wireless network to enjoy wireless Skype phone, charge mobile devices even when the PC is turned off, and backup the database automatically. Enjoy the comfort of digital home you deserve.
P5W DH DELUXE ASUS P5W DH Deluxe is specially designed for Gamers, Personal Workstation, SoHo, high-end and multi-tasking PC users. The Intel 975X is Intel most high-end desktop chipset designed to support Intel next generation CPU, ATI CrossFire Graphics, maximum 8GB dual-channel DDR2 800/667/533 architecture, 1066/800 FSB (front-side-bus). Easily build an entertainment PC or create a multimedia environment with its exceptionally high bandwidth. Together with the Serial ATA ports enabled through the SATA 3Gb/s RAID controller integrated in the ICH7R Southbridge, the Intel 975X satisfies multi-task processing and data security.
Intel LGA775 Pentium 4 CPU This motherboard supports the latest Pentium 4 CPU from Intel in LGA775 package. With 1066/ 800 MHz FSB, Hyper-Threading Technology, Intel's LGA775 Pentium 4 is one of the fastest desktop processors to date.
Intel® 65nm Dual-Core CPU support This motherboard supports Intel Pentium D/Pentium 4/Celeron dual-core processors built on the 65-nanometer (nm) process technology with copper interconnect.
Intel® MPT (Intel® Memory Pipeline Technology) The Intel® Memory Pipeline Technology (Intel MPT) delivers additional system-level performance by optimizing memory access between CPU and system memory, and allows increased performance at standard operating specifications.
ATI CrossFire Technology ATI's CrossFire boosts image quality along with rendering speed, eliminating the need to crank down screen resolutions to get the high image quality you want. CrossFire ignites with the higher antialiasing, anisotropic filtering, shading, and texture settings you desire.
Digital Home features
ASUS EZ-Backup™ Others guarantee your hard-drive, EZ-Backup guarantees your data on the hard-drive. No driver, no configuration, just plug and play RAID to backup your data instantaneously. Exclusive to ASUS EZ-Backup™, users can utilize SATA2 technology to arrange RAID1 (default) or RAID0 system without BIOS or any other setup. EZ-Backup™ is ideal for anyone who wishes to secure the data on the hard-drive but doesn't want the hassle of complicated software configuration. EZ-Backup™ looks after your data for you.
Asus DH Remote™ It's finally here, the convenient remote controller for your PC! Introducing DH Remote™, a convenient PC remote controller that gives users unprecedented control over their PCs from the comfort of their couches. With the touch of a button, users can quickly power their PCs on/off, put the computer into suspend mode, and turn the computer noise down. Moreover, revolutionary ASUS technology allows users to run wireless devices such as Skype and wireless AP while the computer is still sleeping. Of course the remote gives you all of the features of a more traditional remote as well, such as volume control, play, pause, fast-forward or rewind. Users can also customize the buttons to suit specific needs. Have DH Remote™ in your hand and do more with your PC at a distance away!
ASUS WiFi-AP Solo Why buy wireless AP off the store when you can have it on board? WiFi AP Solo allows a new level of versatility for your PC, enabling it to create a complete wireless home network in either AP or wireless client mode. Users will be able to play LAN games, connect to the Internet, access and share printers, and use Skype from anywhere within range. WiFi-AP Solo can provide these functions even when the PC is in sleep mode, so users can use Skype as a true replacement for tradition long distance telephone service. WiFi-AP Solo is an on-board feature, which means that user will save the extra WiFi AP cost.
ASUS MP3-In™ Turn your mp3 player into a stereo system! You can turn off your PC, and still use your computer speakers for any of your portable music players. Better sound quality without further stereo equipment cost.
ASUS Q-Connector The ASUS Q-Connector allows you to connect or disconnect chassis front panel cables in one easy step with one complete module. This unique adapter eliminates the trouble of plugging in one cable at a time, making connection quick and accurate.
Advanced Thermal Design
ASUS has devoted special efforts to address the thermal issues across the motherboard, and most notably the areas that reside the CPU, power, VGA, Northbridge and Southbridge.
Stack Cool 2 Stack Cool 2 is a fan-less and zero-noise cooling solution offered exclusively by ASUS. It effectively transfers heat generated by the critical components to the other side of the specially designed PCB (printed circuit board) for effective heat dissipation.
8 Phase Power Design ASUS 8-Phase Power Design keeps CPU and power module away from suffering risk of high power stress, which makes CPU lifetime much longer and system more stable. Furthermore, It provides high efficiency operation to generate less heat than conventional power solutions and consequently achieve cool system environment. With this strong power pump, this motherboard is made for overclocking.
Fanless Design: Heat-pipe Thermal solution Cooling fans, though a popular thermal solution, also come with noise and malfunction likelyhood. ASUS Motherboard's fansless concept is specifically created to provide a cool environment without all the baggage. The heat pipe, heat sinks and strategic board layout were tailor made to dissipate heat in the most efficient manner.
ASUS two-slot thermal design (ASUS exclusive) ASUS exclusive two-slot thermal design ASUS two-slot thermal design provides better air-flow and lower VGA cards temperature than other brans' one-slot design, which also ensures better system stability and longer component life cycle.
Maximizing gaming performance
DDR2 800 Support To attain top performance, ASUS engineers successfully unleashed the true potential of DDR2 memory. Native DDR2 800 maximizes system performance by eliminating the bottleneck when overclocking both the CPU and memory, providing great performance for 3D graphics and other memory demanding applications.
ASUS Hyper Path3 Data transfers within the system are made possible by various mechanisms that synchronize the sending and receiving of commends among components. Unfortunately, these mechanisms cause data transfer delays known as latency time. This unique feature significantly shortens latency time during data transfers, allowing users to experience the real power of their computers.
AI NOS™ Applications such as 3D games and video editing demand a huge chunk of system resource. Inject "nitrous oxide" into your CPU! The patented AI NOS™ (Non-delay Overclocking System) technology intelligently detects system load and automatically boosts performance for the most demanding tasks. Unlike other dynamic overclocking techniques, AI NOS™ reacts much faster to satisfy your unending need for speeds.
PEG Link This latest technology, PEG (PCI Express Graphics) Link Mode, is a unique feature that enables users to boost graphics card performance for superior video quality. PEG Link allows users to raise GPU and VGA memory throughput via the motherboard BIOS the same way system bus and memory bus are tweaked. PEG Link Mode enables powerful video performance on DX8 and DX9 applications. ASUS engineers carefully fine-tuned the parameters for every single PCI-Express card to provide system stability during high-speed graphics operation.
Precision Tweaker Precision Tweaker is designed for serious overclockers. It offers ways to raise system performance inch-by-inch and step-by-step to achieve maximum performance! This is about getting the most out of your machine, and taking pride in your customized computer. Precision Tweaker provides overclocking options for all major parts of the system: CPU, Memory, PCI-Express, and Front Side Bus. vDIMM Take control of how much power is going into the memory modules. ASUS gives you 12-step voltage control to the DIMM vCore Find out "exactly" how much power your CPU needs. Fine-tune it with 0.0125 volts at a time! PCI-Express x16 Frequency Explore the frequency options of your PCI-Express x16 graphics card SFS SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection) allows FSB tuning from 200MHz up to 400MHz at 1MHz increments.
Other ASUS Special Features
Dolby Master Studio A person who truly knows good entertainment appreciates good acoustic presence. AI Life Series motherboards offer 8-channel audio output and sound spec higher than that of DVD. Enjoy true home theatre experience with the supreme Dolby Master Studio and hear your movies in 7.1 surround sound. With the P5W DH Deluxe , appreciate the quality of sound, and indulge your sense of hearing. -Dolby Prologic IIx -Dolby Virtual speaker -Dolby Headphone -Dolby Digital Live
CrashFree BIOS 3 The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 allows users to restore corrupted BIOS data from a USB flash disk containing the BIOS file. This utility saves users the cost and hassle of buying a replacement BIOS chip.
EZ-Flash2 EZ Flash 2 is a user-friendly BIOS update utility. Simply press the predefined hotkey to launch the utility and update the BIOS without entering the OS. Update your BIOS easily without preparing a bootable diskette or using an OS-based flash utility.
SATA on the Go The motherboard supports Serial ATA (SATA) 3Gb/s storage specification, delivering enhanced scalability and doubling the bus bandwidth for high-speed data retrieval and saves. The external SATA port located at the back I/O provides smart setup and hot-plug functions. Easily backup photos, videos and other entertainment contents on external devices.
Dual Gigabit LAN The integrated dual Gigabit LAN design allows a PC to serve as a network gateway for managing traffic between two separate networks. This capability ensures rapid transfer of data from WAN to LAN without any added arbitration or latency. No more bottleneck to handle large amounts of data such as video, audio, and voice.
IEEE 1394a IEEE 1394a interface provides high speed digital interface for audio / video appliances such as digital television, digital video camcorders, storage peripherals & other PC portable devices.
Compliance with the RoHS Directive The motherboard and its packaging comply with the European Union's Restriction on the use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS). This is in line with the ASUS vision of creating environment-friendly and recyclable products and packaging to safeguard consumers' health while minimizing the impact on the environment.
S/PDIF-out on Back I/O Port This motherboard provides convenient connectivity to external home theater audio systems via an optical or coaxial S/PDIF-out (SONY-PHILIPS Digital Interface) jack. It allows to transfer digital audio without converting to analog format and keeps the best signal quality.
InterVideo® Media Launcher (OEM version) ASUS motherboards, intensifying leadership in the IT industry, now bundle the versatile InterVideo Media Launcher. This multifaceted software set includes the latest multimedia software, bringing forth the multimedia features of ASUS motherboards to the best! (OEM version)
- by phile @Jul 13, 2006
LGA775 socket for Intel® Pentium 4/Celeron CPU Support Inte Pentium® Processor Extreme Edition & Intel Pentium® D Processor Support Intel 65nm, Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme Support Intel next generation Mulit-Core CPU Compatible with Intel 05B/ 05A and 04B/04A processors Intel EM64T and Hyper-Threading Technology ready
Intel 975X Intel ICH7R
Front Side Bus
1066/ 800 MHz
Dual channel memory architecture 4 x 240-pin DIMM sockets support max. 8GB DDR2 800/ 667/ 533 ECC and non-ECC memory Intel MPT (Intel Memory Pipeline Technology) ASUS Hyper Path3
2 x PCI Express x 16 slot for discrete graphics card 2 x PCI Express x 1 3 x PCI
Support ATI CrossFire graphics cards (both @ x8 mode) ASUS two-slot thermal design ASUS PEG Link
Advanced Thermal Design
ASUS 8-Phase Power Design ASUS Stack Cool2 ASUS Fanless Design: Heat-pipe Thermal solution
Intel ICH7R South Bridge: *1 x UltraDMA 100/66/33 *3 x Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s with Intel® Matrix Storage Technology with RAID 0, 1, 5 support Jmicron JMB363 controller *1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 *1 x External Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s (ASUS SATA-on-the-Go) and 1 x Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s with RAID 0, 1, JBOD support Silicon Image 4723 Hardware RAID controller (ASUS EZ-Backup) *2 x Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s with RAID 0, 1 support *Support RAID 10 cross Intel® ICH7R and Silicon Image 4723 controller
Dual Gigabit LAN controllers *2 x Marvell 88E8053 Gigabit LAN Controller, both featuring AI NET2 Wireless LAN: 54Mbps IEEE 802.11g (ASUS WiFi-AP Solo™)
Realtek ALC882M High Definition Audio 8-channel CODEC Support Multi-streaming, Jack-sensing and Jack-retasking functions Anti Pop Function Coaxial, Optical S/PDIF out on back I/O port Features Dolby Master Studio technology - Dolby Prologic IIX - Dolby Headphone - Dolby Virtual Speaker - Dolby Digital Live
TI 1394 controller supports 2 x 1394a ports
Max. 8 USB2.0/1.1 ports
ASUS Digital Home Accessories
1 x Asus DH Remote™ 1 x ASUS DH Remote™ Receiver 1 x ASUS MP3-In™ module 1 x ASUS WiFi-AP Solo Antenna 2 x ASUS EZ-Backup™ SATA cables
ASUS AI Lifestyle Features
Stack Cool 2 patented fanless cooling system "SATA on the Go" External SATA connector AI Quiet
AI NOS™ (Non-delay Overclocking System) ASUS PEG Link Precision Tweaker: - vDIMM: 12-step DRAM voltage control - vCore: Adjustable CPU voltage at 0.0125 increment - SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection): allowing FSB tuning from 200MHz up to 400MHz at 1MHz increment - PCIe x16 Frequency: allowing PCIe x16 frequency from 90MHz up to 150MHz at 1MHz increment" AI Overclocking (intelligent CPU frequency tuner) Adjustable FSB/DDR ratio. Fixed PCI/PCIe frequencies. ASUS AI Booster utility ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
WOL by PME, WOR by PME, Chassis Intrusion, PXE & RPL
Back Panel I/O Ports
1 x Serial Port 1 x Optical + 1 x Coaxial S/PDIF Output 1 x PS/2 Keyboard 1 x PS/2 Mouse 2 x RJ45 4 x USB 2.0/1.1 1 x IEEE1394a 1 x External SATA port 1 x WiFi-AP Solo™ antenna jack 8-Channel Audio I/O
Internal I/O Connectors
2 x USB 2.0 connectors supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports 1 x IEEE1394a connector CPU / 2 x Chassis(system) / 2 x Power Fan connectors Front panel Audio connector ASUS EZ-Backup jumpers Chassis Intrusion connector CD audio-in connector MP3-In connector (Red) SPDIF out connector System panel connector Azalia Digital Header 24-pin ATX Power connector 4-pin EATX12V Power connector
Drivers Make RAID driver Disk for Intel ICH7R and JMB 363 ASUS DH Remote Application ASUS WiFi-AP Solo™ Wizard ASUS PC Probe 2 ASUS LiveUpdate Utility InterVideo® Media Launcher (OEM version) Anti-virus software (OEM version)
ASUS Digital Home Features
ASUS EZ-Backup™ - 2 x Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s support hardware RAID 0 or RAID 1 mode - Plug and play: Default setting in RAID 1 mode, no driver, no BIOS configuration required
ASUS WiFi-AP Solo 54 Mbps IEEE 802.11g and backwards compatible with 11 Mbps IEEE 802.11b - Software Access point mode - Station mode : Infrastruceure mode and Ad-Hoc mode
Asus DH Remote™ - Power - Quick Power - Noise Off - EZ WiFi - Full Screen - AP Launch - Media Control Zone
1 x ASUS Q-Connector set (USB, 1394, system panel; Retail version only) InterVideo® MEDIA LAUNCHER Suite (OEM version) 1 x Optional Fan 1 x IEEE1394a port module 2 x SATA cables 1 x SATA power cable for 2 devices 1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 cable 1 x IDE cable 1 x FDD cable 1 x I/O Shield 1 x 2-port USB2.0 module User's manual
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This motherboard the P5w DH Deluxe is one of the best that i got. I nerver get a problem with or only when i have try to put linux (ubuntu) didn't when to start because of the jmicron controler
If you buy it for the little controler, don't. Short range and not really useful. Other points are nice, ddr2, quad core compatible. Really easy to flash the bios. I think asus did well on that one.
I bought this board because I wanted a full featured board with all the bells and whistles and something that would be stable as well. Well this board certainly has the feature department covered, it has built in wireless, plus has a remote control that allows me to turn my computer on and off and control some other things. Needless to say I'm very happy with this board so far. I haven't played around with over clocking on it yet, maybe I will sometime in the future.
This board came with everything I could ever need. The wireless works great, when I first booted it up it detected my Wifi automatically, even without the antenna it had full strength! Although some things were unnecessary, and could have been removed to lower cost, they may be useful to some. Sometimes I noticed when booting or shutting down it likes to idle, lowering all the fan speeds for a moment.
I chose this over the DFI P965 board because I wanted to go Crossfire with the HD2900XT. With the 965 you are limited to 4X bandwidth with the second card which will hinder performance. With this board both slots run at 8X which is much more ideal. Though what I would have liked was a the same board without all the extras available for a cheaper price because I do not use the extra features and accesories anyway. Overall it is a very good product though.
This review was modfied by poster @ 06-26-07 11:52 AM
Building a new PC, I selected this board. Tons of bells and whistles that will keep anyone busy for future modifications. It's a little pricey compared to regular, run of the mill boards, but you do get good value for the premium you pay.
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