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Asus P5Q Deluxe

The basic P5Q has a single graphics slot, The P5Q Pro adds a second graphics slot for CrossFire and the P5Q-E adds eSATA and a second Gigabit port. Moving up the product range we have the P5Q Deluxe that we're reviewing this week which is effectively a Pro with a third PCI Express graphics slot, then there's a DDR3 Wi-Fi version and finally we have the Republic of Gamers Maximus II Formula that we'll be reviewing very soon.

The P5Q Deluxe sits squarely in the middle of that list and supplies a fair number of bells and whistles without going ridiculously over the top. It has a certain amount in common with the MSI P45 Diamond that we reviewed a couple of weeks ago
including the P45 chipset, the passive cooling system, a stack of SATA ports, HD audio and one eSATA port on the I/O panel.

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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.