Asus P5K3 Deluxe
The Asus P5K3 Deluxe model is the higher end of the two motherboards Asus sent us, and as you might guess from the ‘3’ in the name, it supports DDR3 memory.
These are the DDR3 memory slots; officially the chipset only supports DDR3-1066 but the board itself advertises DDR3-1333 support though we have yet to see any DDR3-1333 memory hit our test bench.
The majority of the motherboard layouts are the same between the P5K and P5K3.
The P5K3 does have a much more elaborate heat pipe cooling system on it though and should enable some faster overclocking on the chipset and memory speeds.
Again this is the same external configuration that the Asus P5K Deluxe had including six USB 2.0 ports, dual Gigabit Ethernet connections, 8-channel audio and a connection for two eSATA ports. The wireless connection on the far right comes with an antennae to use and runs both 802.11b and 802.11g.
Here the extras include all the SATA cables you could need, a fan for cooling the heat pipe fins if you use passive cooling on your CPU as well as the antennae for the wireless networking.