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Asus P4R800-V Deluxe Motherboard Review

Asus P4R800-V Deluxe Motherboard Review  - PCSTATS
Abstract: If you were to install a Radeon 9000 and up AGP videocard, you could still use the onboard Radeon 9100 IGP and up to three monitors simultaneously!
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External Mfg. Website: Asus May 12 2004   Colin Sun  
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Surround View

One of the very cool features that the Asus P4R800-V DLX supports is Surround View. This is a feature built into the Radeon 9100 IGP. What it does is allows a user to use an additional ATi videocard in conjunction with the onboard graphics card (AGP based Radeon 9000 and up) which would give you the ability to use three monitors at once!

For consumers who use their PCs for work with Photoshop, large spreadsheets, or stock brokers will surely love the extra real estate Surround View offers.

Now, I know what every gamer is asking the same question, and yes Surround View will work with games but at the moment only Microsoft's Flight Simulator is supported. If you were to run another title, only the primary monitor would display the game, while the to other monitors would display the desktop. It is possible to monitor other things while gaming, but you won't be able to move the mouse over to the other screens till the game itself is closed.

Despite this shortcoming, Surround View has potential, and I'm sure you'd be the envy of all your friends if you were to have three monitors running simultaneously. ;-)

Smart Doctor Software

Smart Doctor is easily one of the more powerful system monitoring software on the market, it's much more detailed than Winbond Hardware Monitor.

With the Asus P4R800-V DLX, I'm not sure if the program is reading the right temperatures as the CPU temp is lower than the motherboard temperature... One of the great things about PC Probe is that it can log system temperatures, voltages and fan RPM's for as long as you want.

So for example, if you suspect that you are having temperature related problems, you can simply look at the log and the program will let you know where things stand.

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Contents of Article: Asus P4R800-V Deluxe
 Pg 1.  Asus P4R800-V Deluxe Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Radeon 9100 IGP and the Asus Software
 Pg 3.  — Surround View
 Pg 4.  Overclocking Tests and BIOS
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: SYSmark 2004
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: Winstone 2002, Winbench 99
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra 2004, Super Pi
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: PCMark2002, 3DMark2001
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: AquaMark3, Comanche 4
 Pg 10.  Benchmarks: X2 The Threat, UT2003
 Pg 11.  Integrated Systems full of Benefits

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