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    [18th Anniversary] Asus Black Pearl - P5k-Premium Testing Report

    18th black pearl: P5K-Premium, very nice packaging.

    http://bbs.unihw.com/attachments/for...QbkrNZtX0n.jpg
    http://bbs.unihw.com/attachments/for...0p6zWNmCBs.jpg
    http://bbs.unihw.com/attachments/for...Rf4eBSAtP0.jpg


    2*PWM HS Fan, Black I/O Panel
    http://bbs.unihw.com/attachments/for...DPAPXKbAXi.jpg


    18th Anniversary Logo



    Asus Style, All solid-alu-cap, shield inductor Trio 1R1, nikos mosfet, 8layer PCB.



    8phase pwm
    http://bbs.unihw.com/attachments/for...cIQraMWmMw.jpg


    2 phase for ddr2 ??? but it's not let's wait for blitz.
    http://bbs.unihw.com/attachments/for...QH3dq4gBZ4.jpg


    same solution on northbridge
    http://bbs.unihw.com/attachments/for...re4lg7lsen.jpg


    2Slot Space Dual 16X PCIE, support 16+4x crossfire
    http://bbs.unihw.com/attachments/for...Grk5V2nbkx.jpg


    southbridge area, seems ready for ROG
    http://bbs.unihw.com/attachments/for...fS7JEHCyJU.jpg


    CPU CLK Generator : ICS-9LPRS9188KL



    Realtek 8810SC gigabyte lan
    http://bbs.unihw.com/attachments/for...DkvsEFSuRz.jpg


    JM IDE Controller
    http://bbs.unihw.com/attachments/for...dOLiQmyBxH.jpg


    Agere 1394 chip
    http://bbs.unihw.com/attachments/for...1gwUVLkVtv.jpg


    BIOS Overclking Settings:
    1)voltage
    http://bbs.unihw.com/attachments/for...2ggzsJoFvD.jpg


    2)FSB/DRAM Strap&Ratio
    http://bbs.unihw.com/attachments/for...FAKpL5M82f.jpg


    3) Ram Tweak
    http://bbs.unihw.com/attachments/for...Nbn3Ntb2kd.jpg


    4) CPU=400*9, Ram=DDR2-1200 4-5-4-9-2T Demo



    FSB Strap keep the same.
    Higher fsb/memclk means higher efficiency.
    1)400*9, DDR2-1200 4-5-4-9



    2)450*8, DDR2-1350 5-5-4-9, sisoft memory bandwidth > 9k



    3)514*7,DDR2-1285 5-5-4-9,9654mb/s



    4) Asus Power, Super pi_32m = 13min30sec w/o any tweak.



    still, higher fsb+higher memclk = faster.



    5)P5K-Premium, 570fsb on Air (same chip , 565fsb on P5K3-Deluxe with same cooling)



    Summary:
    1) Nikos Mosfet
    2) TRIO 1R1 Inductor
    3) 8Layer PCB
    4) 6.3v/561uf Solid-Alu-Cap

    2.more volt.
    1) Max CPU PLL Volt = 2.2v
    2) Max vMCH = 1.95v
    3) Max vDDR2= 2.55v

    3.More tweak options
    1) FSB Strap with corresponding Tips/Notes
    2) FSB/MemoryCLK Ratio auto adjustable, improve overclk successful rate.
    3) mem clk 1T/2T

    Test report powered by Uni Hardware.
    Last edited by VictorWang; 03-30-2008 at 05:44 PM.
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    sexy board but too much bling$$

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaLcoughliN View Post
    sexy board but too much bling$$
    how much are they going for? are they even on sale yet?

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    Asus is at it again, using gimmicks to sell a board >.> When will they ever end this gimmick thing??

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    I'm hoping to get this board, thanks for the info!!

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    wow not bad. but too much $$ lol
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    nothing special ... we have better choices for better price ... with P35 Express ...

    PS. Where is "designed for Watercooling platform" ... special support?

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    price might be about the same with p5k-deluxe I think, or a little bit higher but not too high.
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    Nice new logo!
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    I wonder what's the purpose of the upper mch-mosfet heatpipe...

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    Nice... Victor looks like 1 phase DDR2 not 2 phase ??? Blitz Formula SE 2 phase looks like this photo here.
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    what is voltage reference? i'm guessing voltage damper reduces vdroop, correct?

    price please! (err, i won't buy it, just waiting for x38).

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    Quote Originally Posted by eva2000 View Post
    Nice... Victor looks like 1 phase DDR2 not 2 phase ??? Blitz Formula SE 2 phase looks like this photo here.
    i'm kidding, blitz is rock
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    Quote Originally Posted by VictorWang View Post
    price might be about the same with p5k-deluxe I think, or a little bit higher but not too high.
    Little higher than P5K Dlx ; 10-15$ in Poland

    And yes I have the same question as OBR : "designed for Watercooling platform"


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    It looks like the only thing specially designed for water cooling is the extra passive fan....
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    im disappointed... i was expecting alot more from this mobo...to much advertisement. rather go for a p5k deluxe or w8 for the next chipset (if i can afford DDR3) lol

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    Does this board run as hot as the P5K Deluxe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DEVIL K-ce View Post
    Little higher than P5K Dlx ; 10-15$ in Poland

    And yes I have the same question as OBR : "designed for Watercooling platform"


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    this mobo is not designed for watercooling.
    Blitz will be the Ultimate Asus P35 mobo with watercooling solution.


    the mobo is running pretty cool 'coz of better inductor and mosfet.
    and there are no mosfet at back of the pcb, so better cooling also.

    it's definetly an Evo Version of P5K-Deluxe and is about the same price but better overclking.
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    Does the watercooling design make it hotter than p5kd with just air?

    EDIT: Anyone have OC testing to compare with deluxe?

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    The P5K Premium motherboard is specially designed for water-cooled solutions and allows users to enjoy enhanced overclocking speeds of up to 100% faster in water-cooled systems; and stays 40ºC (72ºF) lower than other thermal solutions. This motherboard also natively supports DDR2 1066 for better compatibility, and with ASUS’s exclusive Super Memspeed Technology, memory speeds can be automatically enhanced by 75%, up to DDR2 1400MHz. It is also able to provide users with stable CPU power and 30% reduced power ripples during heavy loading. Signal delivery is also enhanced with low cross-talk for even faster speeds.

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    That board is sexy, but sexy isn't always better....In a PC perspective...
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    yeah i dont get it... it says on the website that its suppose to be enhanced for water cooling... but i dont see anything speciall about it... the blitz on the other hand has a NB/SB/and mosfet WC blocks integrated in them, thats water cooling. (although idk if its a good idea cause it would put alot of extra heat loop, if you already have a quad and a 8800gtx on the same loop) idk if that would be worth it. and to bad its only DDR3

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    Does putting in water cooling sinks make it worse for air? I can't find what about the board is so different that it would change it.

    The only things I can see are better CPU power management?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VictorWang View Post
    i'm kidding, blitz is rock
    hehe... so far i'm liking the blitz alot more smaller incremental voltage options!
    Quote Originally Posted by doomed View Post
    yeah i dont get it... it says on the website that its suppose to be enhanced for water cooling... but i dont see anything speciall about it... the blitz on the other hand has a NB/SB/and mosfet WC blocks integrated in them, thats water cooling. (although idk if its a good idea cause it would put alot of extra heat loop, if you already have a quad and a 8800gtx on the same loop) idk if that would be worth it. and to bad its only DDR3
    probably they mean enhanced for water cooling in terms of the board designed to run cooler in water cooling environments where additional fan/air flow usually from air heatsinks are NOT present.
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    still... if you think about any mobo will run alot cooler with water cooling than with air... just because your away a lot of the heat that the cpu (and sometimes gpu(s)) from the case.

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