Neutronbeam Zak, you know you can’t validate any of the above details without first throwing The ATX12V connector is not located where we like it to be. Customize The Tech Report Thankfully Albatron bundles a two-port FireWire bracket since there isn’t any rear FireWire available , and this means that you don’t have to waste time and money buying one. Thankfully we see that Albatron places the ATX pin connector on the right-hand side of the motherboard and towards the top for the most part. This isn’t a terrible loss considering Albatron added a Promise PDC controller which means there are now two additional IDE connectors available via the Promise controller, and therefore you can still connect more than two Serial ATA drives by simply purchasing a parallel-to-serial adapter.

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Voltage, fan status, and temperature monitoring. The board is well labelled from the dip switches to the the front panel headers.

Albatron Technology PX865PE, Socket 478, Intel Motherboard

It makes the motherboard installation very simple and it’s certainly much easier to work with when bent over an open case than a manual.

Check out the spec sheet:. Neutronbeam Zak, you know you can’t validate any of the above details without first throwing By placing the Floppy connector at the bottom of the motherboard Albatron avoids any possible collision with other drives or components. The most visible aspect is the copper northbridge heatsink which cools the i chip. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me.

Albatron PXPE Pro II: Basic Features – Albatron PXPE Pro II (PE): It’s Springdale Time

Log in Don’t have an account? It’s basic marketing that adding flash to a product will attract potential customers, and to that effect the PXPE Pro II does this in couple ways. About Us Employment Privacy Policy. It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the px85pe.


More on CSA in a moment. Stock performance was good, and the board was loaded to the gills with features.

The average desktop user won’t have much of a use for this technology, but anyone that is transferring a significant amount of data over gigabit Ethernet will enjoy the bus. Those of motherblard that frequently upgrade and maintain your hardware know how annoying cramped DIMM connector space can be.

Still, there are lots of users using standard PSUs who will be affected by this location.

ppro Behind the translucent spinning fan are a set of colourful blinking LEDs that turn on and off in a pattern and should look pretty cool behind a clear case panel. But can a Springdale board really deliver performance that rivals motherboards based on the Canterwood chipset?

We’ve already talked a little bit about the Promise PDC controller, but just to refresh your memory, this controller allows you to connect one drive to each of the two yellow IDE connectors located at the bottom of the motherboard. Though this will mostly be a problem for users with extra long video cards, it’s still an issue nonetheless. Motherbiard we’ve motehrboard before, USB 2. Thankfully we see that Albatron places the ATX pin connector on the right-hand side of the motherboard and towards the top for the most part.


We’ve illustrated the benefit of CSA technology in previous articles, an example of which can be found here in our P chipset article.

Albatron Technology PX865PE PRO II, Socket 478, Intel Motherboard

Customize The Tech Report Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. There are two USB 2. The small BGA chipset does not require any form of cooling as it works fine with ,otherboard airflow.

The potential for Canterwood-like performance motherboaard Springdale boards is certainly tantalizing for enthusiasts looking for high-end performance on mid-range boards, and could significantly erode the market for Canterwood-based products.

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The positioning of the Floppy connector is yet another good layout decision on Albatron’s part. I’ll be going over each of these peripherals in detail, but let’s look at the board’s layout first. Log in Don’t have an account? We would have preferred to have seen the Floppy connector located a bit closer to the Pd865pe connectors but still below thembut I suppose that’s being picky.

Albatron PXPE ProII iPE Springdale Motherboard –

Dell returns to the stock market after six years. Motherboards Previous page Next page. PAT is a series of aggressive internal memory timings that was supposed to offer better performance exclusively to the high-end Canterwood chipset, but clever motherboard engineers claim to have enabled PAT-like timings in Springdale products.