In a majority of the Linux benchmarks the P5B Deluxe had fallen marginally behind the AW9D, which is not too surprising considering the i975X Chipset backs the AW9D. However, even with the P5B Deluxe packing a P965 Express Chipset it still managed to take the lead in some of the benchmarks. The P5B Deluxe continues to pack many ASUS innovations with the P5B Deluxe such as the array microphone and WiFi-AP solo. This motherboard is built with quality as we had seen by the design and performance along with the legendary overclocking abilities. However, at $200 USD this motherboard does come expensive for being a P965 Express solution -- granted the features of less expensive motherboards can barely compare to the P5B Deluxe. If you are after upgrading your Intel LGA-775 system to a motherboard with a bit more power, the ASUS P5B Deluxe is certainly worth considering.
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