Whether we like it or not, PCI Express platforms are taking over the market and with the recent introduction of Intel Pentium 4 600-series processors it is pretty clear that in case you want an Intel Inside computer it is more wise to get the one that supports the advanced capabilities of Intel's latest desktop chips rather than acquire an out-of-date technology.
One of the major questions asked when setting up new computers is which mainboard to choose. Well, if you are not building a high-end PC, then probably platforms empowered by Intel's 915P chipset will suit you well, hence, the question becomes limited to which one exactly. Hardwarezone.com web-site is trying to answer the question which mainboard is the one for you by examining 17 products from ABIT, Albatron, AOpen, ASUS, Biostar, DFI, ECS, EPoX, Foxconn, Gigabyte, Intel and MSI.
“We have finally come to the end of our shootout and in closing, lets take a trip back to summarize the most important points. Since it is still fresh in our memories, let us have a look at the performance point of view first. Based on the same chipset, we find that almost all the boards have performed similarly with expected results for each configuration type, except for a few standout performers. The battle was very tight between the ASUS P5GD2 Premium and MSI's 915P Neo2 Platinum, both fighting for top spots in a few benchmarks,?Hardwarezone.com writes.
- Hardwarezone.com: Intel 915P Shootout: The Grand Finale.