Home of Lost Circuits heeft de Asus P2B-F moederplank gereviewed. Hoe zit 't met de grote concurrent van de BX6-II?
There is nothing about the Asus P2B F (PCB Rev1.10) that is glorious. It only has 4 PCI slots and the layout is solid but not great. Does that sound like a bad start? That exactly is the problem in trying to capture the real spirit of the P2B, since it is nothing short of ordinary.
Still, if we now look under the covers, the situation changes, in that without any doubt, the P2B is the most stable mainboard that money can buy if one allows for the exception of the MSI6163. No matter what system configuration was tried, e.g, moving the memory into different slots, even using lower grade memory, there has not been one hint of a problem. All of this is accomplished without raising the voltage above the 2.0V standard or changing the V I/O. The best indication may be that, out of approximately one hundred Celerons tested, all reached their maximum stable clock speed at stock settings without modification or pin taping on the P2B, whereas the same CPUs required 2.2 or 2.3v on the BH6 or BX6 and, even then, often failed to reach the clock speed expected from their performance on the P2B.