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Written by Mathew Williams   
Monday, 23 February 2009
Table of Contents: Page Index
ASUS P5Q3 LGA775 Intel P45 ATX Motherboard
ASUS P5Q3 Features
ASUS P5Q3 Specifications
Closer Look: ASUS P5Q3
ASUS P5Q3 Detailed Features
Motherboard Testing Methodology
3DMark06 Benchmarks
PCMark05 Benchmarks
SiSoft Sandra
Lavalys EVEREST
Crysis Benchmark Results
World in Conflict Benchmarks
ASUS P5Q3 Power Consumption
ASUS P5Q3 Final Thoughts
ASUS P5Q3 Conclusion

ASUS P5Q3 Features

LGA775 Intel Core 2 Processor Ready
This motherboard supports the latest Intel Core 2 processors in LGA775 package. It also can support Intel 45nm Multi-Core CPU. With new Intel Core microarchitecture technology and 1600/1333/1066/800MHz FSB, Intel Core 2 processor is one of the most powerful and energy efficient CPU in the world.

ATI CrossFireX Technology
ATI´s CrossFireX boosts image quality along with rendering speed, eliminating the need to scale down screen resolutions to get the high image quality you want. CrossFire ignites with the higher antialiasing, anisotropic filtering, shading, and texture settings you desire. Adjust your display configurations, experiment with your advanced 3D settings, and check the effect with a real-time 3D-rendered preview within ATI´s CatalystTM Control Center to rule your CrossFireX system.

Dual-Channel DDR3 1800(O.C.)
The motherboard supports DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates of 1800(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066 MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest operation system, 3D graphics, multimedia, and Internet applications. The dual-channel DDR3 architecture doubles the bandwidth of your system memory to boost system performance. Furthermore, the supply voltage for the memory is reduced from 1.8 V for DDR2 to just 1.5 V for DDR3. This voltage reduction limits the power consumption and heat generation of DDR3 which makes it an ideal memory solution.

ASUS EPU-6 Engine
The new ASUS EPU - the world´s first power saving engine, has been upgraded to a new 6 engine version, which provides total system power savings by detecting current PC loadings and intelligently moderating power in real-time. With auto phase switching for components (which includes the CPU, VGA card, memory, chipset, hard drives and CPU cooler/system fans), the EPU automatically provides the most appropriate power usage via intelligent acceleration and overclocking - helping save power and money.

AI Nap
With AI Nap, users can instantly snooze your PC without terminating the tasks. System will continue operating at minimum power and noise when user is temporarily away. It keeps downloading files or running applications in quietest state while you´re sleeping. Simply click keyboard or mouse, you can swiftly wake up the system in few seconds.

ASUS Express Gate
With a fast bootup speed of only 5 seconds, the ASUS Express Gate offers an optional Linux OS bootup that allows you to enjoy instant access to commonly used functions like accessing the Internet, VoIP, and Web emailing without entering the OS.

ASUS 8-Phase Power Design
With power efficiency so important to operating temperatures, ASUS 8-phase VRM design leads the industry with its 95% power efficiency. High quality power components such as low MOSFETs for minimum switching loss & lower temperatures, Ferrite core chokes with lower hysteresis loss, and high quality Japanese-made conductive polymer capacitors all add up to ensure longer component life and lower power loss - creating more energy efficiency.

100% High-quality Japan-made Conductive Polymer Capacitors!
This motherboard uses all high-quality Japan-made conductive polymer capacitors onboard for durability, improved lifespan, and enhanced thermal capacity.

Drive Xpert
Without drivers or BIOS setups, the ASUS exclusive Drive Xpert is ideal for anyone who needs to secure data on their hard drives or enhance hard drive performances without the hassles of complicated configurations. With Drive Xpert´s user-friendly graphical user interface, users can easily arrange hard drive backups or enhance their hard drive transfer rates - making sure that data is looked after every moment, every day.

Fan Xpert
ASUS Fan Xpert intelligently allows users to adjust both the CPU and chassis fan speed according to different ambient temperature , which is caused by different climate conditions in different geographic regions and system loading. Built-in variety of useful profiles offer flexible controls of fan speed to achieve a quiet and cool environment.

Q-Shield
The specially designed ASUS Q-Shield does without the usual "fingers" - making it convenient and easy to install. With better electric conductivity, it ideally protects your motherboard against static electricity and shields it against Electronic Magnetic Interference (EMI).

AI Direct Link
AI Direct Link can easily and efficiently transfer large amounts of data via the network cable - saving up to 70% of the total time taken. With AI Direct Link, it becomes easy to backup or share large data files like movies or other media content.

Q-Connector
The ASUS Q-Connector allows you to connect or disconnect chassis front panel cables in one easy step with one complete module. This unique adapter eliminates the trouble of plugging in one cable at a time, making connection quick and accurate.

CrashFree BIOS 3
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 allows users to restore corrupted BIOS data from a USB flash disk containing the BIOS file. This utility saves users the cost and hassle of buying a replacement BIOS chip.

EZ-Flash 2
EZ Flash 2 is a user-friendly BIOS update utility. Simply launch this tool and update BIOS from a USB flash disk before entering the OS. You can update your BIOS only in a few clicks without preparing an additional floppy diskette or using an OS-based flash utility.

O.C. Profile
Freely share and distribute favorite overclocking settings The motherboard features the ASUS O.C. Profile that allows users to conveniently store or load multiple BIOS settings. The BIOS settings can be stored in the CMOS or a separate file, giving users freedom to share and distribute their favorite overclocking settings.

Precision Tweaker 2
Allows the user to adjust the NB Voltage, FSB termination Voltage, CPU PLL Voltage and the DRAM Voltage in 0.02v steps to finetune voltages to achieve the most precise setting for the ultimate customized overclocking configuration.

Noise Filtering
This feature detects repetitive and stationary noises like computer fans, air conditioners, and other background noises then eliminates it in the incoming audio stream while recording.



 

Comments 

 
# p5q3 asus can support apacer ddr3 ram ?roden 2010-06-16 02:51
im using p5q3 motherboard
i have bought 2x2gb ddr3 apacer ram , it couldent run but only pc fan in turning.
i was previouse using mushkin 2x 2g ddr3 ram it run properly so i try to add more ram with ddr3 apacer ram, but it coulden't run. even i unplug the mushkin and add only apacer ram the result is same fail to run.
the problem is the apacer ram packaging told us it run and it is design for brand-name asus,acer,dell,ibm ,etc...
why! please help
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# marngarthramdar 2010-09-28 00:54
Infact i like this motherbord but the only onething is that it doesn't have the normal VGA port, so how can i use it with the normal monitors
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# Video CardBruceBruce 2010-09-28 03:58
This motherboard does not have the graphics adapter built in. You need to purchase a separate graphics card.
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# Computer Repair Las Vegas- Question about a Laptop Repair company in Las Vegas? Can you guys on benchmarkreviews.com help me?A_Maid_For_You 2013-04-11 14:05
I Seem to remember a few of you guys live in the Las Vegas area. My Laptop Lcd screen is busted, and I am trying to find a cheap Laptop repair Las Vegas store. A member here on benchmarkreviews.com said to call Compudoc Computer Repair. I dont remember who it was. I see a place called Computer doc at 708 South Jones Boulevard Las Vegas, Nv, 89107. I called 702-871-1881 and the number is no good. Is this the place?
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