• 2008

Hardware Description

The P5Q3 motherboard represents Asus' DDR3 implementation for the LGA775 platform based on the Intel P45/ICH10R combo. Asus made sure that there's practically nothing missing from the features list, offering CrossfireX (at x8 per PCIe 2.0 x16 slot) and extended connectivity options with Firewire and eSATA, amongst others. As usual with Asus' higher-end boards, there are many overclocking options and a more solid cooling solution (compared to cheaper products) was employed, further enhancing stability when operating under high voltages. Asus' energy saving EPU technology is present too, increasing the board's appeal for energy-conscious customers...."