“Based on the newly introduced Intel P45 chipset, the P5Q3 Deluxe board seems to have a good mix of power and features. ASUS looks to have a winner on their hands with this one, but does the P45 offer anything that the X35, X38, or X48 do not?”
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Is an X really better than a P?
The ASUS P5Q3 Deluxe uses the P45 chipset, aimed at a less demanding crowd than the X series from Intel. ASUS has still packed a lot of features and extras into the board which has had two major effects. The good is that it is almost as flexible as the enthusiast versions, but the bad is the price, which reflects those extras. Check it out at [H]ard|OCP.