11-Way P45 Motherboard Shootout

P45TS-R Software And Accessories

The P45TS-R features the same OC Tuner software featured in our P45R2000-WiFi description, and it works just as well, allowing us to make minor changes in voltage and speed without causing a system hang or crash. It also includes McAfee Virus Scan, just like its more elaborate sibling.

Documentation & Software Motherboard Manual
Motherboard Driver DVD
Hardware 2x SATA Data Cable
1x 4-pin to SATA power adapter
1x 80-conductor Ultra ATA cable
1x Floppy Cable
1x I/O Panel Shield

The biggest disappointment about the P45TS-R is its cable kit, since there aren’t enough cables to build a modern system. Yes, the company includes Ultra ATA and floppy cables, but those aren’t modern, and the problem is that the two Serial ATA cables are only enough to connect a hard drive and the eSATA pass-through connector. You’ll need to add another SATA cable yourself if your optical drive is modern, or else leave the eSATA connector disabled.

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  • alex_oneill2006
    Wait, i think i missed the conclusion... what was the conclusion.....or am i just silly !?

    Great review any who, i have been waiting for one of these. I would say go for the P5Q Deluxe!!!!!!!!11
  • iluvgillgill
    the old E6xx CPU is not good enough to explore the FSB of the new P45 chipset. i seen better review then this in term of hardware. there should be at least a dual core 45nm processor and a 45nm quad processor.

    sigh....tom's been lazy with hardware update!
  • spuddyt
    I assume it is a mistake that says the P45 platinum from MSI has an X48 chipset?
  • DangerousD
    so waht about a decent conclusion something like, are these boarfds worth the extra cash over a P35 chipset variant, everything tells me they offer little incentive over the P35, thoughts anyone?
  • Henrlk
    Uhm .. 45nm!?

    I agree, test with a better (new) CPU(s) 45nm Dual/Quad.
    That would be really interesting. This probably means alot to someone that owns the E6xx series CPU which i doubt someone buy if they buy a P45 board.
  • Anonymous
    Methinks Tom has a bit of biassed attitude favouring Asus tbh