Asus P4C800-E: Updating the Intel Flagshipby Wesley Fink on August 30, 2003 10:55 PM EST
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Asus P4C800-E: Basic Features
|Chipset||Intel 82875P MCH (North Bridge)
Intel 82801ER ICH5R (South Bridge)
|Bus Speeds||up to 400 MHz (in 1MHz increments)|
|Core Voltages Supported||up to 1.95V (in 0.0125V increments to 1.60V, 0.025V increments 1.6 to 1.95V)|
|AGP VDDQ Voltages Supported||1.5 to 1.8V (0.1V increments)|
|DRAM Voltages Supported||up to 2.85V (in 0.1V increments)|
|Memory Slots||4 x 184-pin DDR DIMM Slots|
|Expansion Slots||1 AGP 8X Slot
5 PCI Slots
|Onboard RAID||Intel ICH5R Southbridge
Promise PDC20378 Controller
|Onboard USB 2.0/IEEE-1394||Eight USB 2.0 supported through South Bridge
VT6307 IEEE-1394 FireWire Controller
|Onboard LAN||Intel PRO1000 CSA GigaLAN (CSA bus)|
|Onboard Audio||Analog Devices AD1985 Controller|
|Onboard Serial ATA||Two SATA connectors via Promise PDC20378 Controller
Two SATA connectors via ICH5R
(Intel SATA RAID 0,1 or non-RAID)
The basic features of the P4C800 Deluxe are described in the earlier review of the P4C800 Deluxe. Changes from the original P4C800 Deluxe are indicated in bold print. Asus has made many changes to the adjustment ranges in the BIOS. These BIOS changes also apply to the P4C800 Deluxe.
The P4C800-E Deluxe replaces the Intel ICH5 with the ICH5R. This adds the capability of Intel SATA RAID in addition to SATA RAID provided by the on-board Promise controller. With recent updates to the BIOS and Intel RAID drivers, the P4C800-E can support both Raid 0 (striping for performance) and Raid 1 (mirroring for security).
Intel’s CSA Gigabit LAN replaces 3Com on the “E” revision. This PRO1000 chipset moves LAN off the PCI bus and provides communication with the chipset and CPU on a dedicated communications bus.