Introduction and Specifications
Asus has sent over its 955X motherboard solution for the new dual core Intel processors. Does it have enough to offer to make you want to upgrade that aging system of yours?
In April of this year Intel first introduced their dual core processors and their new core logic chipset to power them. It is now the end of July and we are still seeing a very slow market for Intel’s product lines. Since the introduction of AMD’s dual core line up, Intel has once again found themselves in the back seat of the performance bus; at least when it comes to pure gaming applications.
Other areas of computing might not see such big advantages with the Athlon X2 processors over Pentium D and Pentium XE options. A full look at the performance of the latest dual core processors from both AMD and Intel can be found by looking over our processor section of PC Perspective.
What we have here today on the bench is a motherboard option for you should you decide to go down the path with Intel. Powered by Intel’s own 955X chipset, the Asus P5WD2 is a board that seems to have it all together.
Specifications (from Asus website)