ASUS opted to implement two PCIe x16 slots for ATI CrossFire multi-GPU support. Unlike some other X38 Express based boards with three PCIe x16 slots, the ASUS P5E3 Deluxe is unable to take advantage of three-way or even four-way ATI CrossFire configurations. However, in exchange for less PCIe x16 slots, the ASUS P5E3 Deluxe has three standard PCI slots. The P5E3 Deluxe also has two PCIe x1 slots.The Asus P5E3 Deluxe will be available in retail stores next month but DailyTech says the layout may differ a bit from the one you see on the photo as Asus is still thinking about which heatpipe solution it will use for this motherboard.
Although Intel removed IDE support from the ICH9R, ASUS opted to equip the P5E3 Deluxe with an Agere controller for a single IDE port. Other notable features of the P5E3 Deluxe include onboard high-definition audio, Gigabit Ethernet and six SATA 3.0 Gbps.
Asus P5E3 Deluxe X38 Express based motherboard pictured
Posted on Tuesday, Aug 21 2007 @ 00:30 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck