The Advanced Chipset Features submenu houses all of the important memory timing options. The peripherals menu houses all of the options to control enabling or disabling integrated devices such as LAN, Audio, Serial Ports, Parallel Ports, and on the occasion the kitchen sink as well. Finally, we have the Memory benchmark. The PXG Pro also requires a high Northbridge voltage to attain high-end overclocking speeds, something that will only add serious heat to your system, and at 65C, lower the lifespan of your system should it be run under stressful situations. Albatron offers a solid range of preset speeds for each of the busses. Granted, for the experienced user this guide will be overlooked, but for a first time user this is a necessity. FR passband ripple from 40 Hz to 15 kHz , dB:
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The mentioned BIOS parameters are available in this version, but the viability of non-standard settings hasn’t been tested. The Southbridge portion of the motherboard is a little on the cluttered side, though due to the lack of any additive components for the PXG Pro, this area is far cleaner than some of the boards we have dealt with thus far.
Upon entering this menu, we find a wide array of settings as well as four submenus available. It’s quite an inexpensive model supporting DDR which automatically reduces the overall price of the system with excellent functionality and good overclocking potential — these mainboards are probably doomed to maximum demand in the period of migrating to new technologies.
Intel iG South Bridge: Sandy Bridge Trying out the new method.
Albatron PX915G – motherboard – ATX – LGA775 Socket – i915G
With no airflow to go over the Northbridge other than hot air ablatron expelled from the CPU heatsink, this heatsink is overworked. As far as hardware related px91g5 go, the PXG Pro came with the bare minimum. For now, it looks to be a solid board worthy of any use; it just might fall short on requirements for overclockers and performance gurus. As we progress around this motherboard, as well as many in the future, we will undoubtedly see the days of extremely clean and clear PCB surfaces head the way of the dodo.
The four-pin fan power connection comes in next, followed by the three-pin power connection for a rear exhaust fan.
At the bottom of the board, we also find three regular PCI slots. The story is repeated once again when it comes to FPU Multimedia performance.
The PXG Pro follows in line with previous Albatron Northbridge coolers, given that they have mostly been passive solutions.
Unlike many manufacturers, Albatron has not thrown the floppy connector down to the bottom of the PCB, rather they have left it near the ATX power connection higher up on the board. Interestingly enough, we find no auxiliary four-pin audio connections, or a front panel audio header located near the CODEC. There are four more pins in the power connector, but some backwards compatibility has been built in. This window shows off the various temperature readings given by the motherboard, as well as fan RPM and voltage readings.
Next in line for our benchmarking results, we find ScienceMark 2. Granted, for the experienced user this guide will be overlooked, but for a first time user this is a necessity. As far as the PCI bus goes, total bandwidth limitations are just one problem. Intel is trying to push a whole host of new technologies on end users. For this test, we once again ran the benchmark in x mode in order take the graphics card out of the equation as far as results go.
Albatron PXG – motherboard – ATX – LGA Socket – iG Overview – CNET
To the left of the heatsink, we find both of the yellow USB 2. Around the Socket T, we find that Albatron has put to use the low profile component zones for the core voltage power supply. The next item that we found was yet another feature that we like to see included with motherboards, that being a large sticker featuring a layout of the board.
Much as I expected heading into this benchmark, we find the PXG Pro albarron a miniscule performance lead of roughly. I still prefer to see this located farther up the PCB for airflow purposes, though with the slim labatron of the cable this implementation works nicely as well. This BIOS setup is also common on Intel brand motherboards, which are, of course, geared more towards the mid-range consumer than an enthusiast.
Refer to our large comparisons for the albatro analysis. This motherboard features some of the same strengths and weaknesses found by the PXP Pro, but where have things improved?
Incidently, don’t connect the 4-pin auxiliary power connector here, albafron is still used, and still has its own socket! Using our very own in-house benchmark, MBReview PriBench uses a computationally intensive algorithm to compute several hundred millions of prime integers.
The first benchmark that we ran was to determine Arithmetic performance of the PXG Pro in comparison to an array of iX and iP motherboards. As we slowly upped the voltage though, we were able to attain higher speed settings for the Albztron, but at a serious cost.
Mainboards without the “Pro” index do not have one network controller — not Gigabit, as you may have expected, but megabit.