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ASRock 4Core1600P35-WiFi+ Motherboard Review

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Mar 14, 2008 8:04 am

ASRock 4Core1600P35-WiFi+ Motherboard Review

ASRock continues to produce products that will tempt the enthusiast and power user crowds to consider using them for their upgrade path. This time, ASRock takes a mature Intel P35 Express chipset and adds the latest features to it to make a feature rich motherboard. The ASRock 4Core1600P35-WiFi+ motherboard uses all solid state capacitors, supports 45nm 1600MHz quad-core processors and has integrated 802.11g WiFi. Read on to see what this board can do and to see just how low the price is.

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Article Title: ASRock 4Core1600P35-WiFi+ Motherboard Review
Article URL: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/667/1/
Pricing At Time of Print: $129.99 plus shipping
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Re: ASRock 4Core1600P35-WiFi+ Motherboard Review

Postby DMB2000uk » Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:51 am

...and to see just how low the price is.
Kind of spoils the suspense when the article links here have "current price at time of print" below them :P

Seems a very nice board for the price.

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Re: ASRock 4Core1600P35-WiFi+ Motherboard Review

Postby ibleet » Fri Mar 14, 2008 11:58 am

Nice review Jason.

After reading it though, my $90 P35 budget board, DS3L, still reigns supreme. 8)
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Re: ASRock 4Core1600P35-WiFi+ Motherboard Review

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:03 pm

DMB2000uk wrote:
...and to see just how low the price is.
Kind of spoils the suspense when the article links here have "current price at time of print" below them :P

Seems a very nice board for the price.

Dan


well read http://www.legitreviews.com first for the full suspense.

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Re: ASRock 4Core1600P35-WiFi+ Motherboard Review

Postby DMB2000uk » Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:43 pm

I was already on the forums, so saw the new post here before I did the review link on the main page :finga:

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Re: ASRock 4Core1600P35-WiFi+ Motherboard Review

Postby stev » Fri Mar 14, 2008 6:27 pm

Nate,

Under the Test Setup when clicking on the Intel live pricing for the processor Intel QX6850 the AMD Phenom X4 9500 Quad-Core Processor shows up. 8-[ LOL.

Anyways, AsRock has always been a MOBO of choice for my brother to build systems with. AsRock always has some type of niche compared to the other MOBO makers. I remember a certain AsRock MOBO that had a socket 939 and socket 754 on it for a flexible upgrade path. Even today that holds true with the offering of the WiFi NIC tucked between two PCI slots. =D>
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Re: ASRock 4Core1600P35-WiFi+ Motherboard Review

Postby pcrobot » Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:46 am

Great review! That would be nice to have built in wireless internet in a mobo like that.
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Re: ASRock 4Core1600P35-WiFi+ Motherboard Review

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Mar 18, 2008 6:29 am

I just got an e-mail from ASRock over in Taiwan that answered some of the things we pointed out in the article.
There are 2 points that I'd like to explain.
1. Regarding the location of 24-pin power connector:
In our R&D's opinion, the location of 24-pin power connector is related with the power quality and consumption.
If the 24-pin power connector is on the center of the board, the paths of power from connector to CPU and PCIE slot will be shorter and wider.

It helps to get good power quality and less energy loss. Good power quality is helpful for the stability of the system.
We know that It is no easier for customers to install power connector and assemble other components.
But compare assembling effort and power quality. Our R&D think power quality is more important.
That's why we have this layout.

2. Regarding adjusting the multiplier:
The multiplier is allowed to change. It needs to disable " Intel Speed Step tech".


That answers why the power connector is located where it is and why we couldn't find the CPU multiplier as it was hidden. Intel Speed Step has to be disabled before the multiplier option appears in the BIOS...
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