P4PE: i845PE-based firstling from ASUS
The official announcement of new 845GE/845PE/845GV chipsets is at hand, as makers have been receiving samples from mid-August. As usual, information about some new boards appears before official press releases with chipset specifications. It seems it´s the time for new Intel chipset filrstlings.
Being a bit ahead of time, ASUSTeK Computer presented its P4PE board on Intel 845PE officially supporting DDR333 and other processor overclocking features.
P4PE brief specifications:
- 533/400 MHz FSB Intel Pentium 4 support
- Intel 845PE + ICH4 chipset
- BroadCom Gigabit Ethernet
- 3 DIMM slots, up to 2GB DDR333
- ATA133, up to 4 IDE devices
- ATA133 Promise RAID, up to 2 IDE devices
- Two Serial ATA 150 ports
- 6 PCI slots, AGP 4È slot
- 6-channel audio (AD 1980)
- 6 USB 2.0 ports
- Two Firewire 1394 ports
- ATX design
The usual package also includes a DVD disc with a complete set of DVD/MPEG4/MP3 InterVideo software: WinDVD, WinCoder, WinRip and WinProducer.
All new ASUS boards will features a BLUE PCI Slot innovation. With additional functionality it will enable all wireless connectivity, including Bluetooth, without an additional controller.
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