Albatron PX865PE Lite Pro i848P Motherboard Review
Let's be frank about this, who wouldn't want to have the best equipment in their PC? I'm going to be buying a new car soon and I'd
love to get a Porsche... but my budget doesn't allow that. For the average
consumer, most view buying a PC hardware in much the same way - they want the fastest gear, but then reality sets in. So what are the options?
Well for one, a motherboard based on the newly introduced Intel i848P chipset
could work. The i848P's feature set is almost identical to that of the i865PE except for
one thing, there is only one 64 bit memory controller instead of two. That means the
i848P has half the bandwidth of the i865PE at any given time, and
is more suitably targeted towards value conscious consumers.
Other than that, the feature set of the i848P and i865PE are
virtually the same; both have 8x AGP, CSA support, etc. Though i848P's silicon is physically larger than that of the i845PE, it
is the same size as the i865PE chipset.
we're going to be checking out Albatron's PX865PE Lite Pro. Obviously the
board is based on the i848P/ICH5 and as such, it supports any 400/533/800
MHz FSB Pentium 4 processors.