ASRock 4Core1600P35-WiFi+
Written by Michael Larabel in Motherboards on 16 January 2008. Page 1 of 9. 5 Comments

For years ASRock has been regarded as very much a budget motherboard manufacturer, while over time they've begun to introduce motherboards with more enthusiast-level features and even products that are more overclocker-friendly. It wasn't until recently that they finally started offering Gigabit ethernet and IEEE-1394a Firewire on their motherboards, but this month with their 4Core1600P35-WiFi+ they have made another step forward showing that they are able to offer an economically-priced motherboard with Intel's P35 Chipset and even integrated 802.11g WiFi. We have our hands on the ASRock 4Core1600P35-WiFi+ for testing and we will be seeing how well this P35 creation performs on Linux.

Features:

Processor
- LGA 775 for Intel Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Quad / Core 2 Duo / Pentium Dual Core / Celeron
- Supports Penryn Quad Core Yorkfield and Dual Core Wolfdale processors
- Compatible with all FSB1600/1333/1066/800MHz CPUs
- Supports Hyper-Threading Technology
- Supports Untied Overclocking Technology
- Supports EM64T CPU

Chipset
- Northbridge: Intel P35
- Southbridge: Intel ICH9R

Memory
- Dual Channel DDR3/DDR2 memory technology
- 2 x DDR3 DIMM slots
- Supports DDR3 1333/1066/800 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
- Max. capacity: 4GB
- 4 x DDR2 DIMM slots
- Supports DDR2 1066/800/667 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
- Max. capacity: 8GB

Audio
- 7.1 CH Windows Vista Premium Level HD Audio with Content Protection
- DAC with 110dB dynamic range (ALC890 Audio Codec)
- DTS (Digital Theater Systems) support

LAN
- PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
- Realtek RTL8111B/RTL8111C
- Supports Wake-On-LAN

Wireless LAN
- ASRock WiFi-802.11g module
- 54Mbps IEEE 802.11g / 11Mbps IEEE 802.11b
- Supports Software Access Point mode and Station mode

ASRock Feature
- ASRock OC Tuner
- Hybrid Booster:
- CPU Frequency Stepless Control
- ASRock U-COP
- Boot Failure Guard (B.F.G.)

Form Factor
- ATX Form Factor: 12.0-in x 9.6-in, 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm
- All Solid Capacitor design

Contents:

"Is this an ASRock motherboard?" we had thought at first. With the 4Core1600P35-WiFi+, ASRock has finally abandoned their rather generic motherboard box design that they had been using for years. The ASRock 4Core1600P35-WiFi+ packaging heavily emphasizes the 802.11g WiFi connectivity as well as being Vista Premium 2007 Ready, all-solid capacitors, and its other features. Included with the 4Core1600P35-WiFi+ motherboard were four Serial ATA data cables, one Serial ATA power adapter, 802.11g USB 2.0 wireless adapter, one WiFi antenna, ASRock user manual, 802.11g module operation guide, IDE ribbon cable, FDD ribbon cable, USB header cable, I/O panel cover, and driver CD.