- Dec 12, 2001
There's both a P5K Deluxe/WiFi-AP and a P5K Premium. Both have the same specs as far as I can tell...so what is the difference? They're the same price too
Originally posted by: jkresh
if you look at asus's us webpage there is no mention of the premium, just the deluxe. I wonder if the premium is newegg specific? http://usa.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=11&l3=534
Originally posted by: chaddeus
I don't know all the details but the P5K Premium is supposed to be more expensive and its under the Black Pearl Edition that celebrate ASUS success with the P35 chipset. You can actually cool your motherboard chipset with water cooled solution rather than fan.
Anyway, this board is not released yet so if you can get it somewhere, I suggest you not to get it because what you are getting might be some kind of engineering sample or some "gray market" from overseas or whatever.
Originally posted by: c1rcu1tburn3r
They are so much differents...Asus changed all the power mosfet around the socket,added some capacitors around the pcb and first of all added a mosfet on the ddr2 channel. In the p5k deluxe there's only 1 mosfet for 4 channels with some problems of stability. With premium there're 2 mosfet. Asus declared that with this solution the new premium can work stable with ram over 1400 mhz!!!
I had p5k deluxe for some months,it's a great mobo,but now is time to try my p5k premium . I ordered it...i'll let you know somethings on next week
Originally posted by: jkresh
asus has added the premium to their webpage. It looks like it should hit a slightly higher max fsb then the deluxe and its priced fairly close, though if you want there highest end p35 its the blitz formula se/extreme (no price/availability info yet).
I think this dude is right. I went to Asus's site and printed pics of both the Deluxe and the Premium boards and compared them side by side. There are definitely more/different capacitors on the Premium board. ALSO, I think I just noticed the price for the Premium drop $10. Today it's CHEAPER than the Deluxe. It wasn't that way yesterday. NewEgg confuses me sometimes with their crazy pricing games but I like it provided I can take advantage of it. RAD!Originally posted by: c1rcu1tburn3r
Asus changed all the power mosfet around the socket,added some capacitors around the pcb and first of all added a mosfet on the ddr2 channel. In the p5k deluxe there's only 1 mosfet for 4 channels with some problems of stability. With premium there're 2 mosfet.
Originally posted by: Darthb0b0
The memory support/requirements are also different. From newegg:
Deluxe: Memory Standard DDR2 1066 / 800 / 667 MHz The chipset officially supports the memory frequency up to DDR2 800MHz. Tuned by ASUS Super Memspeed Technology, this motherboard natively supports up to DDR2 1066MHz
Premium: DDR2 1066
The question is, does the new Premium support the ddr2 800, cus newegg's got a great price on ballistix ddr2 800 right now.
Originally posted by: NicColt
Even if it says V2.0 make sure it says A03 on the board, anything less and you will be forced to use sata in ide mode or face sata problems.