Asus P5B-E Plus socket 775 Motherboard p96528/12/2006
Author: Matthew Kemp (kempez)
Hardware Acquired: Asus
Asus have done very well with the P5B-E Plus in delivering a board that's excellent quality and great value. Beside the packaging the board can easily be mistaken for a more expensive board and has some of the performance to match.
With some great results in our gaming and graphical-related bench tests it looks like the Asus P5B-E Plus is the board to get if you're into higher-res gaming.
The board overclocks like stink. I have almost no doubt that some tweaking has gone on to loosen the timings somewhere and gain some extra MHz in the overclocking stakes. This shows where the board suffers in the bandwidth and hard disk benchmarks, but thrives when overclocked. Couple this with a decent bundle for the price and some nifty features, the board is a winner.
Priced at £106 @ SpecialTech I would definitely recommend this board to those wanting an entry into socket 775 Core2Duo.
The Asus P5B-E Plus gets a "Recommended Award", along with "Value for Money" Award.
+ Great Overclockability
+ Nice Gaming Performance
+ Great value
- Poorly Packaged
- Slower in some benchmarks
Thanks To Asus for the Review Sample
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