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Magic-Pro MP-P6PE-1000 i865PE Motherboard Review

Magic-Pro MP-P6PE-1000 i865PE Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The board has native Serial ATA support (then again all i865 and i875P based motherboards do as well), onboard 3Com 10/100 LAN and a 5.1 soundcard.
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External Mfg. Website: Magic Pro Jun 12 2003   Colin Sun  
Home > Reviews > Motherboards > Magic Pro MP-P6PE-1000

A good motherboard?

While Magic-Pro is a relatively unknown company here in North America, this board did pretty well in the benchmarking suites; performing on par with i865PE boards from AOpen and Albatron. If the stock performance is not good enough for you, the MP-P6PE-1000 is a pretty good overclocker, and features some nice overclocking options in the BIOS to boot.

The Magic-Pro MP-P6PE-1000 retails for around $170 CDN ($125 US) which places it in the middle of the pack in terms of pricing. The board does not come with much in the way of features, but has a 3Com 10/100 NIC and 5.1 audio included. The motherboard does have Serial ATA as well, but I no longer consider that an "extra" as all motherboards with the ICH5/ICH5R have Serial ATA.

The Magic-Pro MP-P6PE-1000 is very user friendly, the PCB is very well labelled and when you do browse the manual it's easy to use. Newbie's need not fear trying to install this motherboard themselves. The main IDE and ATX power connectors are in their most ideal location to the right of the DIMM slots.

I was surprised that this retail sample Magic-Pro MP-P6PE-1000 did not come with any driver CD..... perhaps it was missed in this one instance. The floppy drive connector is located in a bad position just under the fifth PCI slot, it makes things difficult if you have larger cases. Because of the close proximity of the Northbridge and AGP slot, users with large after market GPU coolers (like the Zalman ZM80A-HP) may have problems installing their videocards with the extra cooling hardware attached.

The MP P6PE-1000 is a good motherboard for mainstream users, and features just enough to satisfy their typical requirements. There are higher performing boards out there, but with an attractive price tag users with budgets should be well satisfied.

Thanks to Canada Computers for providing this Magic-Pro motherboard to PCstats.com for testing.

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Contents of Article: Magic Pro MP-P6PE-1000
 Pg 1.  Magic-Pro MP-P6PE-1000 i865PE Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Overclocking and BIOS
 Pg 3.  System Spec's and Benchmarks
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: Winbench 99, SiSoft Sandra 2003
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: PCMark2002, 3DMark2001SE
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: Quake III Arena, UT2003
 Pg 7.  — A good motherboard?

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