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ASUS P5WD2 Premium ATX motherboard

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The motherboard or mainboard is the component that connects all the different parts of your computer. Often it has some integrated components like a sound card, enabling your computer to play sound, or a network card, to connect your computer to the network. The standard form factor (size) for motherboards is ATX, you need at least a midi-tower to fit one of those in. Micro-ATX motherboards are often more complete and have more onboard devices, like a video board and fit in smaller cases, but are generally less expandable.
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Long product name ASUS P5WD2 Premium ATX motherboard :
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ASUS P5WD2 Premium ATX motherboard:
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AI Life Series
AI Life Series motherboards bring lifestyle and personal computing together. They entertain you with TV, radio and Dolby support, and link you to the rest of the world via wireless connection(WiFi-TV bundle edition only). To create a peaceful environment, several new and improved innovations are also included to reduce noise and temperature. Don't change your way of life for a computer. Instead let the ASUS Life Series improve the quality of your life.

Stack Cool 2
Stack Cool 2 is a fan-less and zero-noise cooling solution. It effectively transfers heat generated by the critical components to the other side of the specially designed PCB (printed circuit board) for effective heat dissipation.

AI Quiet
With PCs serving as the entertainment centerpiece and playing a bigger role in our lives, quiet operation is in high demand. No one wants to hear the cooling fan spinning when watching a movie or listening to music. The ASUS AI Quiet function dynamically controls CPU speed and reduces temperature and fan speeds when peace and quiet are what you desire.

Wifi-TV PCI Card
Connectivity and entertainment are the key words of personal computing in the 21st Century, and the AI Life Series delivers both.
(Note: Optional, the WiFi-TV card has to be purchased separately)

Total Wireless Solution
Offering IEEE 802.11a/b/g standards all in one add-on card, the WiFi-TV PCI card allows convenient wireless connection to the Internet and other digital devices. Share photos, videos and MP3 music files between the wireless devices at home without the tangling wires. Moreover, the unique setup wizard makes establishing a wireless environment a piece of cake.
- Easily sync up with Centrino notebooks and other wireless devices
- 802.11a standard offers less signal interference and better performance
- Setup wizard simplifies wireless network establishment

The Next TV Standard
Get ready for the Digital TV revolution! ASUS WiFi-TV PCI card offers not only analog TV input, but also the much talked-about Digital TV connection, which presents higher resolution and more functions than the traditional analog standard. FM radio is also supported on this multi-functional card to provide a flexible solution to enjoy your favorite television and radio shows.
- Analog TV, Digital TV (DVB-T) and FM radio
- Edit video recorded on your camcorder with bundled authoring software
- Enjoy great multimedia experience with the bundled Cyberlink PowerCinema

SATA on the Go

The motherboard supports the next-generation hard drives based on the Serial ATA (SATA) 3Gb/s storage specification, delivering enhanced scalability and doubling the bus bandwidth for high-speed data retrieval and saves. The external SATA ports located at the back I/O provide smart setup and hot-plug functions. Easily backup photos, videos and other entertainment contents on external devices.
Short summary description ASUS P5WD2 Premium ATX motherboard:
This short summary of the ASUS P5WD2 Premium ATX motherboard data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
ASUS P5WD2 Premium, 8 GB, Pentium Extreme Edition, Intel PCIe Gigabit LAN, Marvell 88E8001 Gigabit LAN, ATX, Drivers ASUS PC Probe ASUS LiveUpdate Utility Anti-virus software (OEM version), Intel ICH7R South Bridge, Silicon Image 3132 SATA, ITE IDE
Long summary description ASUS P5WD2 Premium ATX motherboard :

ASUS P5WD2 Premium. Maximum internal memory: 8 GB. Compatible processor series: Pentium Extreme Edition. Networking features: Intel PCIe Gigabit LAN, Marvell 88E8001 Gigabit LAN. Motherboard form factor: ATX. Bundled software: Drivers ASUS PC Probe ASUS LiveUpdate Utility Anti-virus software (OEM version)

This is an auto-generated long summary of ASUS P5WD2 Premium ATX motherboard based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Maximum internal memory
8 GB
Compatible processor series *
Pentium Extreme Edition
Networking features
Intel PCIe Gigabit LAN, Marvell 88E8001 Gigabit LAN
Motherboard form factor *
RAID levels
Expansion slots
Expansion slots
PCI Express x16, Universele PCI-E, PCI Express x1, 3x PCI
Packaging content
Bundled software
Drivers ASUS PC Probe ASUS LiveUpdate Utility Anti-virus software (OEM version)
Other features
Controller interface type
Intel ICH7R South Bridge, Silicon Image 3132 SATA, ITE IDE
Audio output
Realtek ALC882D
I/O ports
1x Parallel 1x Optisch + 1 x Coax S/PDIF 1x PS/2 1x PS/2 2x RJ45 4x USB 2.0/1.1 1x IEEE1394a 1x Externe SATA 8-kanaals Audio I/O
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Intel’s Pentium 4 platform is definitely coming to the end of its line, with talks of moving from Netburst to Dothan architecture, the future of the Intel Pentium 4 CPU line is certainly looking to be at the end, however, we still haven’t reac...
Bottom line ASUS is one of the biggest names in motherboard history. From its humble beginnings of stable, well trusted platforms, to being the head of the overclocking community in my opinion, beating out ABIT, ASUS has managed to keep stability, quality and feat...
The Asus P5WD2 Premium is a great board. I had almost no problems with it (other than user error). It is a board with a very good combination of performance, features, and price. Offering Native RAID5, Dolby Digital Live audio, Optical and Coaxial out...
The P5WD2 Premium is the flagship of ASUS new AI Life family. It has a huge selection of features, inclusive of a TV tuner and Wireless LAN in the Wi-Fi TV Edition. The board also turned out to be a great performer, but it wasnt without a catch or two.
Today, Legit Reviews takes a look the latest high performance board from ASUS, the P5WD2 Premium. Featuring a wide variety of benefits including support for dual core processors, Native DDR2 800, Intel's Memory Pipeline Technology, HD Audio, as wel...
Bottom line The P5WD2 Premium stands alone as the top dog in the 955X market. With a good bundle and the ability to buy different packages with the same board, ASUS should smooth over some of the hard feelings caused by Intel's lack of dual core support with the...
In April of this year Intel first introduced their dual core processors and their new core logic chipset to power them. It is now the end of July and we are still seeing a very slow market for Intel’s product lines. Since the introduction o...
Bottom line The Asus P5WD2 Premium motherboard is another great option from the engineers at Asus. Their boards are almost always top quality and their implementation of the Intel 955X chipset continues that tradition with a high performing and feature-rich moth...
Asus, a manufacturer of reliable and high quality products, has one of the largest range motherboards. In 2003, Asus sold 5,000,000 motherboards which means one out of every 5 desktop computers was built using an Asus motherboard. Asus motherboards are...
Good Excellent construction and Stack Cool 2, Retail Package with plenty of goodies, Plenty of features, The best performance at this moment, Monitoring utility from Windows, QFan and AI NOS features, Excellent motherboard overclocking capabilities, TV Tuner a...
Bad SLI mode did not work...
Bottom line The P5WD2 Premium is currently the flagship motherboard from Asus and from this, you can expect that it will be a featured packed motherboard. Everything youll ever ask for in a motherboard is already supported and included inside the packaging. Wir...
We take a look at a new board from ASUS that not only sports the 955X, but also a slew of additional features such as quasi-SLI.
Bottom line ASUS put together a fine package in the P5WD2 Premium. Performance was solid and the board was problem free out of the box which is something we dont see enough of these days. We were quite happy with pushing our 3.73 Extreme Edition past 4.5GHz, and...
Intel has recently released a new chipset designed to support the current Pentium 4 Prescott and Extreme Edition processors, along with the dual-core Smithfield processors. This chipset is now known as the 955X Express and is the new Intel flagship pro...
Bottom line The Intel 955X chipset has proven to be a superior overclocker once again, with the ASUS P5WD2 Premium. Reaching a 300MHz FSB with a 14x clock multiplier, the total clock frequency was 4.2GHz. Combined with a DDR2 frequency of 1GHz the system produced...
The prompt release of dual-core Pentium D arouses increased interest to motherboards built on the i955X chipset. Recently, we reviewed...
The last couple of chipsets that Intel has released haven’t been as widely accepted as their previous offerings. Part of the reason for this could be the radical jump in technologies that Intel offered with its last few chipsets that required you to...
Bottom line The P5WD2 certainly performs very well as evident from benchmarks on the previous pages. ASUS also loads the board up nicely with features like the WiFi TV Tuner card, Dual Gigabit controllers and an additional SATA controller with a port on the back p...
Today we look at a high end Intel 955 chipset based board from Asus, the P5WD2 Premium. Asus is obviously targeting the emerging Media PC / HTPC market with this motherboard. You need not look any further than the inclusion of a TV tuner card with som...
Bottom line The ASUS P2WD2 is a solid, well designed board that provides very respectable performance. It is not the fastest board we have tested, but it performs well overall. It is a reasonably good overclocker, however I do question the accuracy of the reporte...
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