ASUS P5E3 Premium WiFi X48 Motherboard Review

Posted on 2008-03-28 15:38:24 by Thomas De Maesschalck

Intel originally planned for the X38 chipset to be the big kahuna for the Core 2 platform, but unfortunately its extremely poor overclocking, heat generation and lack of support for the 1600MHz FSB made Intel go back and bring up a new chipset. X48 however is not actually a new chipset, rather a hand picked X38 silicon that works at higher FSB clock speeds along with a lower voltage draw than that of the X38. But this also means it carries a premium with it, thus Intel decided to give it X48 naming.

To date we have already tested the MSI X48 Platinum motherboard based on the new DDR3 version of the X48 chipset, and today we have our second DDR3 supporting X48 from ASUS. We used this same board in our DES Vs. EPU article, that being the P5E3 Premium WiFi. How well does it stack up? Let’s take it for a spin and see.

Link: Tweaktown

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Re: ASUS P5E3 Premium WiFi X48 Motherboard
by Anonymous on Friday, Mar 28 2008 @ 22:00 CET
That is total rubbish.

The X48 is not a "hand picked X38". Many sites are claiming this, but it's not true. The X48 has 65nm technology, whereas the X38 is 90nm.

Do your own research and you'll find credible sites that agree..