Asus P5E3 Deluxe X38 Express based motherboard pictured

Posted on Tuesday, Aug 21 2007 @ 00:30 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
A photo of Asus's upcoming Intel X38 Express based P5E3 Deluxe motherboard has been leaked on the Internet. This motherboard features support for all LGA775 socket processors, including the upcoming 45nm Penryn chips, and only accepts DDR3 memory.
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.

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.
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.

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