But what exactly is top-notch performance? Being neither as intuitive nor as user-friendly as Abit’s, JumperFree clearly reveals it’s frosh status. I agree with Caesar’s statement that they’re the most important component of a machine; their purpose is to please their silicon driving master. Beginners Guides Cases and Access. So does their BX offering fair against the competition?

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Privacy policy and Terms of Use. A motherboard isn’t the sum of a few BIOS settings and benchmark-tests.

ASUS P3B-F – motherboard – ATX – Slot 1 – i440BX Series

It’s no surprise, then, that folks were looking forward to little bro’s arrival. I know I was, and being a generally lucky bastard, I managed to get my hands on one a bit early, and I’ve adus testing it ever since. Their answer to Abit’s SoftMenu is, well What exactly does this mean? I know a few people are getting bit by this as you read these words.

Asus P3B-F iBX Motherboard Review –

For the last couple of years, the industry has been seen supporting a chipset like no other. In this review, we will tackle this question by giving a performance comparison of 3 chipsets. Intel’s attempt at providing a CPU which had officially broken the MHz FSB bottleneck was pp3bf with a 3pbf response in terms of performance benefits. Read on to find out more Odd decision on the part of ASUS, if you ask me.


Asus P3B-F

I agree with Caesar’s statement that they’re the most important component of a machine; their purpose is to please their silicon driving master. The P3B-F actually ships in a few different varieties! The mobo’s performance has to be considered in a wide-spectrum of use, and stability has to be considered. The interface just isn’t that great.

Fortunately they’re setting it to enabled by default – an indication of things to come. It turns out that the BX chipset was and is one of the more stable and higher-performing chipsets out there.

It is quite astonishing to note that in an industry where technology changes in a blink of an eye, manufacturers such as Asus and ABit still churn out motherboards whose heart is the BX.

But what exactly is top-notch performance?

Lately many overclockers have been jumping for boards with more nifty features, more voltage settings, and more bus speeds, sometimes compromising that p3vf stability we should all be striving for. Power Mangement and Conclusion.

Beginners Guides Cases and Access. Naturally, every mainboard manufacturer wholeheartedly accepted the chipset as at the time, as there were not any other chipsets on the p3bv that could provide the support and stability as well as the BX did.


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Nanotech and Quantum Mechanics. Take the Poll Technica. Though boards based upon VIA’s goods were more cost-effective than their Intel counterparts, performance rather lack of was a big issue and shunned away quite a number of people, who in fact, were looking for a good Intel alternative.

About Us Employment Privacy Policy. To the best of my knowledge, it’s the first motherboard “model” to confusingly house multiple slot configurations. So does their BX offering fair against the competition? For me, I don’t care if a motherboard sports Quad Celeron support and a liquid cooling option that allows you to run a Celeron A oh, how we love those CPUs up to a Gigahertz.

It means that when you’re looking to buy one, be darn sure to check which configuration a vendor is selling. Interestingly, use of JumperFree requires that a dipswitch on the motherboard assus set appropriately. Ultimate Limits of Computers. ATX Form Factor, built-in hardware monitor. It stands to reason, then, that like many of you, I expect top-notch performance from a motherboard.