ASUS P5K3 Premium Black Pearl Edition Review
Patrick "MACMAC" MacMillan
Back in July, Asus unveiled the unique ASUS P5K3 Premium. Featuring 2GB of onboard memory DDR3-1333, and an elaborate cooling system, this motherboard promised to be the enthusiasts dream. HardwareZone has posted a review of the ASUS P5K3 Premium Black Pearl Edition.
Lets see what they had to say:
Put all your fears aside, the P5K3 Premium does not disappoint. The quality of the build and components used to make the P5K3 Premium Black Pearl Edition are some of the best to ever make way into a motherboard. The DDR3 memory integration is extremely well done and its performance is superb. Based on every benchmark that we ran for this review, the stock settings of the Qimonda memory on the board puts the P5K3 Premium ahead of the P5K3 Deluxe that was configured with retail over-the-shelf memory modules. This shows ASUS' commitment into making the P5K3 Premium extremely competitive with current and future products.
Im not too sure what the difference is between the P5K3 Premium and P5K3 Premium Black Pearl Edition, since Asus doesnt even list the latter model.
Many people had high expectations for the P5K3 Premium, but Asus choice of Qimonda 13G memory chips, instead of the superior Micron Z9HWQ, has resulted in less than spectacular overclocking results.
Click here to read the full review.
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