Released April, 2010
The Pros:Available with USB 3.0 connectivity for $5 more. Simple installation - the board has lots of room to work with. Compatible with the largest CPU heatsinks on the market.
The Cons:Dual slot graphics cards will block SATA ports #5 and #6 and possibly PCI/E slots. BIOS settings are unclear - users will have to refer to the instruction manual. Lacks the ASUS Q-fan for the chassis fan.
The Asus P5P43TD is a 775 socket, ATX Intel motherboard designed for standard Intel processors, including Pentium Dual-Core, Celeron Dual-Core, and Core 2 Duo / Quad / Extreme. It hosts integrated parallel, serial, FireWire, USB, and eSATA ports, but it offers no integrated video, which means a third-party module is required.
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Critics say the performance (especially with 4GB to 16GB of DDR3 RAM) is extraordinary, though they don’t like how close the PCI-e slots are to each other. Also, both the rear USB / SATA ports are the same color, which can cause confusion. Additional features include integrated Gigabit Ethernet, integrated 8-channel HD audio, and support for RAID 0, 1, 0+1, and 5.
- Intel Motherboard
- ATX Form Factor
- Socket 775
- Intel Processors ONLY
- Third-Party Video Required
- Integrated High-Definition Audio
- DDR3 RAM ONLY
- Six SATA Bays
- Single PCI-e x16
- Dual PCI-e x1
- USB/eSATA Support
- RAID Configuration Options
- CPU Socket Type: LGA 775
- CPU Type: Core 2 Quad/Extreme/Duo, Pentium/Celeron Dual-Core
- FSB: 1600(O.C)/1333/1066/800 MHz
- North Bridge: Intel P43
- South Bridge: Intel ICH10R
- Number of Memory Slots: 4×240pin
- Memory Standard: DDR3 1600(O.C.)/1333/1066/800
- Maximum Memory Supported: 16GB
- Channel Supported: Dual Channel
- PCI Express x16 | 1
- PCI Express x1 | 2
- PCI Slots | 3
- PATA 1 x ATA133 2 Dev. Max
- SATA 3Gb/s 6
- SATA RAID 0/1/0+1/5
- Audio Chipset: Realtek ALC887
- Audio Channels: 8 Channels
- Max LAN Speed: 10/100/1000Mbps
User Reviews (2)
available with USB 3.0 connectivity for $5 more
simple installation - the board has lots of room to work with
compatible with the largest CPU heatsinks on the market
lots of overclocking settings - great for serious system tweakers
good documentation - included manual is clear and easy to follow
dual slot graphics cards will block SATA ports #5 and #6 and possibly PCI/E slots
BIOS settings are unclear - users will have to refer to the instruction manual
lacks the ASUS Q-fan for the chassis fan
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