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ASUS P5E3 Deluxe
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ASUS P5E3 Deluxe


Overall rating 9/10

The new ASUS P5E3 Deluxe has been one of the most anticipated Intel X38 motherboards because of hype that it would come with Linux onboard. The ASUS Express Gate isn't really a full blown OS, but it opens a whole new world of practical computing even for the average Joe.

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Product Specification

Processor Support and Chipset Type
  • Supports all 90nm/65nm/45nm Intel LGA775 processors
  • Quad-Core ready
  • Northbridge: Intel X38
  • Southbridge: Intel ICH9R
Memory
  • Supports four unbuffered DIMM of 1.5 Volt DDR3 SDRAM
  • Max 8GB Dual-channel DDR3-1800 with Intel XMP support
Storage
  • Intel ICH9R Southbridge
  • 6 x SATA 3.0Gbps interface
  • Intel Matrix Storage Technology
  • Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1, RAID 5, RAID 10
  • JMicron JMB363
  • 1 x Ultra ATA 33/66/100/133 (data transfer rate up to 133MB/sec.)
  • 2 x SATA 3.0Gbps interface (eSATA)
  • SATA RAID 0, RAID1 and JBOD
Audio
  • Intel High Definition Audio (Azalia)
  • Analog Devices AD1988B HD Audio CODEC
  • Optical and coaxial S/PDIF
Networking
  • 1 x Marvell 88E8056 PCIe Gigabit Ethernet
  • 1 x Realtek RTL8110SC
  • ASUS WiFi-AP@n Draft-N module (only on WiFi-AP@n models)
FireWire (IEEE 1394)
  • agere L-FW3227 FireWire controller
  • 2 x 1394a ports @ 400 Mbps speed
Rear I/O
  • 1 x Floppy connector
  • 1 x Ultra ATA IDE connectors
  • 8 x SATA connectors (6 x internal, 2 x eSATA)
  • 12 x USB 2.0 ports (8 x rear, 4 x header)
  • 2 x RJ45 LAN ports
  • 2 x FireWire-400 ports (1 x rear, 1 x header)
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF Output
  • 1 x Coaxial S/PDIF Output
  • 8-Channel Audio I/O ports
  • 1 x Parallel port header
  • 1 x COM port header
  • 1 x mini-DIN-6 PS/2 keyboard port
Expansion Slots
  • 2 x PCIe x16 slots, PCI Express Bus specification v2.0 compliant
  • 1 x PCIe x16 slots, PCI Express Bus specification v1.1 compliant
  • 2 x PCIe x1 slots, PCI Express Bus specification v1.1 compliant
  • 2 x 32-bit PCI slots, PCI 2.3 compliant
Other Features
  • ASUS Energy Processing Unit (EPU)
  • ASUS Express Gate
  • ASUS Ai Life Features
Form Factor ATX Form Factor, 12"x 9.6"(30.5cm x 24.4cm)

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