have certainly impressed us in the last year. Each
and everyone of the Pentium4 based motherboards we tested here at PCstats.com were fast for their class,
and very stable. Plus, who could forget the Ti4280 Turbo line of videocards
which still offer one of the best values for a Ti4200 GPU
card. Their latest PX845PEV-800 Limited Edition Anniversary motherboard keeps up
this tradition of performance.
Some very bold claims have been made with
the PX845PEV-800; the manufacturer says the board will have no
problems running an 800 MHz FSB Pentium 4 and that it supports PC3200 DDR
memory. While we could not run any of our locked Pentium 4's that fast,
we were able to hit 175 MHz FSB with a lowly Pentium4 1.6A while maintaining
100% stability. Performance of the motherboard was what we have come to expect from an i845PE
based motherboard. Pricing is not yet available on this model, but I would
expect it to be competitive for an i845PE platform.
The PX845PEV-800 comes with some good features
such as 10/100 LAN, and USDB2.0 on board, but lacks anything like IDE RAID or Serial ATA making
it somewhat limited in the number of IDE devices it can support.
Albatron do include a PCI based 4.1 C-Media 8738 sound card and with
its five PCI slots you shouldn't have any problems expanding the board should you
choose to. A copper northbridge heatsink with fan and multicoloured blinking LED's is just icing on
We congratulate Albatron on their
very first anniversary and we hope that they will continue to produce products as
well as they have in the last 12 months in the coming
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