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Asus K8V-Deluxe/WiFiB Athlon64 Motherboard Review

Asus K8V-Deluxe/WiFiB Athlon64 Motherboard Review  - PCSTATS
Abstract: Every store I visit carries multiple Asus products - there's really no other manufacturer with such a broad selection.
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External Mfg. Website: Asus Jan 23 2004   Colin Sun  
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Benchmarks: UT2003, Conclusions

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UT2003 Demo 640x480 Flyby
Asus K8V-DLX FPS Ranking
1.

A64 3200+/MSI K8T Neo (200/400)

299.5
2. A64 3200+/Albatron K8T800 (200/400) 300.96
3. A64 3200+/Gigabyte K8NNXP (200/400) 295.74
4. A64 3200+/Asus K8V-DLX (200/400) 305.69
5. A64 3200+/Asus K8V-DLX (237/464) 317.34

UT2003 Demo 640x460 Botmatch
Asus K8V-DLX FPS Ranking
1.

A64 3200+/MSI K8T Neo (200/400)

94.07
2. A64 3200+/Albatron K8T800 (200/400) 94.87
3. A64 3200+/Gigabyte K8NNXP (200/400) 93.53
4. A64 3200+/Asus K8V-DLX (200/400) 96.2
5. A64 3200+/Asus K8V-DLX (237/464) 100.52

UT2003 seems to like the Asus K8V-DLX/WiFiB motherboard very much! At stock speed it's the fastest board of the bunch and overclocking gives a nice boost despite having the processor run at the same approximate speed.

Fast and well equipped, a deadly combination!

There are few companies in the world that can command the same type of respect that Asus receives from the computer industry. In a place where there's generally no loyalty, Asus is some how able to breed intense brand loyalty among their customers. I have even heard some of their customers say "I'll only use Asus products" or "if it's not Asus, I'm not interested" while I'm looking for hardware.

With a retail price of just $175 CDN ($145 US) the K8V-DLX/WiFiB is fairly aggressively priced, especially when you consider the board has Serial ATA/Serial ATA RAID and an additional IDE channel, 5.1 audio, IEEE 1394a, an onboard 3Com Gigabit Ethernet controller and a wireless 802.11b NIC as well!

Asus' Ai features can certainly come in handy, and my favorite was the CPR function. I hate having to reset the CMOS every time I overclock too high, and with Asus CPR all I have to do is turn the PC off and turn it back on again. The K8V-DLX/WiFiB is extremely well laid out, from headers near the edge of the motherboard to IDE/ATX connectors, and even mounting holes around the VIA K8T800 Northbridge; everything just works.

As you could see from the benchmarks the Asus K8V-DLX/WiFiB is no slouch when it comes to performance. At stock speeds it was often first or very near the top in all the benchmarks. With the ability to lower the Athlon64 processor multiplier, we were able to hit a very respectable 237 MHz FSB without having to lower the memory frequency! If you're lucky enough to be shopping around for an Athlon64 motherboard, make sure you take a look at the Asus K8V-DLX/WiFiB. It's fast, full of features and relatively inexpensive, what else could you ask for?

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Contents of Article: Asus K8V-Deluxe
 Pg 1.  Asus K8V-Deluxe/WiFiB Athlon64 Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Features on the Board
 Pg 3.  More goodies with the K8V-DLX
 Pg 4.  Setting up WiFi @ Home
 Pg 5.  Overclocking and BIOS
 Pg 6.  System Spec's and Benchmarks
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: Winbench 99, SiSoft Sandra 2004
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: PCMark2002, 3DMark2001
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: AquaMark3, Quake III Arena
 Pg 10.  — Benchmarks: UT2003, Conclusions

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