FIRST LOOK: Soltek 865Pro-775

by Wesley Fink on 8/16/2004 11:30 PM EST
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  • LS6TA - Monday, August 23, 2004 - link

    I was looking to pick this board up but it isn't on newegg's site anymore, know of anywhere else to get it? Reply
  • Wesley Fink - Wednesday, August 18, 2004 - link

    #19 - This has been corrected several times, and it is corrected again. Here's hoping our Document Engine is kinder to corrections this go-round. Reply
  • bhtooefr - Wednesday, August 18, 2004 - link

    Another mistake - the Soltek's memory speed is listed as a DDR2 speed (in the specs on the board), whereas it's a DDR board.

    That P5P800 does look interesting, BTW. (Not that I would bite - Intel's price-performance isn't good at all)
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  • Galvin - Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - link

    Asus makes one as well. See it here.
    P5P800

    http://www.asus.com/products/mb/socket775/p5p800/o...

    Hopefully you can review this board too.
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  • Bozo Galora - Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - link

    Newegg and Soltek??

    Hah Hah
    Guess it shows how much I block out AT's ads.
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  • Wesley Fink - Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - link

    #4,#7,#9 - the first requirement for Doom 3 under System Requirements is: "3D Hardware Accelerator Card Required - 100% DirectX® 9.0b compatible 64MB Hardware Accelerated video card and the latest drivers".

    You can check for yourself at http://www.idsoftware.com/games/doom/doom3/index.p...
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  • Oxonium - Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - link

    It will be interesting to see if more mobos like this will come out. It definitely fills a gap in the market, probably to Intel's chagrin. I'm curious if the new P4 F-series (64-bit enabled) would work on this board. Reply
  • Wesley Fink - Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - link

    #10 - We made it to 265 FSB with a 2.8 Prescott. We talk about this briefly at the bottom of Page 3.

    #11 - The incorrect reference is removed.
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  • Wesley Fink - Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - link

    #12 - It is available at New Egg for $125 including FedEx Saver shipping, which is linked at the top of every page. Reply
  • Bozo Galora - Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - link

    Its irrelevant to people in the U.S. It cant be bought here easily, if at all. I suppose it can be bought online from NCIX in Cananda, but they say special order. I have owned Soltek - they are good boards, but their support is non existent. Also note they are not even listed in Pricewatch brands, search4hardware.com shows pics, but no stores selling it.

    Why review vapor???
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  • Wonga - Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - link

    Sorry to be picky, but there is another mistake on the 'Test Setup' page, where it states it is going to be compared with an Athlon FX53, but that isn't in the review. Might wanna correct that. Like I say, sorry to be picky :) Reply
  • matman326 - Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - link

    I know you guys are busy ,but man I hope you guys are planning an extreme overclocking review with this board... kind curious how fast the prescot can go. Reply
  • RyanVM - Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - link

    #7 - No Reply
  • Wesley Fink - Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - link

    #4 - "Return to Castle Wofenstein - Enemy Territory" is our updated OpenGL game that will eventually replace Quake 3 in our benches. Results for Q3 and RCW-ET are both included. Reply
  • Brian23 - Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - link

    Isn't Doom 3 a DirectX game? Reply
  • Spacecomber - Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - link

    I thought that I had read how the new Intel chipsets were optimized for the Prescott core (and vice versa) and that we could expect to see better performance out of the Prescotts on these new chipsets. Where is it? Or, is it the high latency DDR2 that's masking this? Reply
  • Wesley Fink - Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - link

    I apologize for the post appearing while it was being created online. I am posting this on the fly while I am traveling home from Anand's wedding.

    This article was scheduled to go live at noon Monday, but that did not happen for technical reasons. I ended up recreating it from files and docs on my laptop.


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  • nitromullet - Monday, August 16, 2004 - link

    Looks like they got that issue fixed. Next question, why didn't they replace Quake3 with Doom3 as the new OpenGL benchmark? I mean, these rigs run Quake3 at almost 450 FPS... Reply
  • PMChris - Monday, August 16, 2004 - link

    Yeah, like #1 said, this publish attempt was really bad. It should've piqued an editor's attention when the product being reviewed fails to appear in any benchmark table. Reply
  • Octunar99 - Monday, August 16, 2004 - link

    haha, I thought I was going crazy. I am glad I am not the only person not seeing this. Reply
  • U4EA - Monday, August 16, 2004 - link

    WTF? The review is of the Soltek 865PRO-775, yet the features page shows details of the Asus P5AD2. Also, I can't find the Soltek motherboard in any of the benchmark tables ... ?! Reply

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