De techies van The Tech Zone hebben een review online gezet van Asus' P3B-F moederbord. Deze bord volgt de PC99 standaard, heeft 4 DIMM sloten en is o.a. voorzien van een Soft Menu. Hier heb je een stukkie over de overklokbaarheid, de hele review vind je hier.
The biggest benefit of a jumperless motherboard is of course its ability to overclock your CPU without having to open your case to set jumpers. The Asus P3B-F allows you to adjust CPU multiplier, FSB, voltage to 2.4V, and AGP divider all in software. For all you Asus hardcore out there you can still do it the old fashion way if you so desired.
The range of bus speeds are the same as Abit's BE6. You can chose from 66, 75, 83, 100, 103, 105, 110, 112, 115, 120, 124, 133, 140, 150Mhz bus.
The 124 and 133Mhz bus allows you to chose between 1/3 or 1/4 PCI dividers. Above that bus speed, it's all 1/4. AGP divider can be either 1 to 1 or 2/3. Like Abit, Asus didn't add a 1/2 divider for AGP bus. Without a 1/2 AGP divider, using any bus speed over 133Mhz is pretty much ruled out as most AGP video card won't work above an 89Mhz AGP bus speed (2/3 of 133Mhz = 89Mhz AGP bus).
The P3B-F is not as stable as the Abit BE6. The Asus was unable to run my Pentium III-500 at 620Mhz. The best it can do was 600Mhz (120x5) at 2.2V. It was able to run my Celeron 366 at 605Mhz but it required 2.2V to do it. The Abit BE6 can do 605Mhz at default voltage and can take the Pentium III to 620Mhz at 2.20V.
This is a bit of a let down. Asus has always been known for very stable motherboards. I guess they mean stable at stock speeds only. The Abit BE6 is clearly better than the Asus P3B-F if overclocking is your thing.
Performance wise, it's the same as most other BX motherboard. Motherboards today are so close together that benchmarks are pretty useless as they're all within 2% of each other. What it comes down to is features and how stable it is.