The ASRock 4Core1600P35-WiFi+ isn't the best P35-based motherboard we've seen by any means -- especially when compared to the ASUS Blitz Extreme or Gigabyte GA-P35-DSP -- but this is one hell of a budget motherboard! ASRock has stepped up to the plate and has delivered an excellent offering that has wowed us in nearly every respect. This motherboard offers Gigabit ethernet, IEEE-1394a Firewire, and even 802.11g WiFi, but best of all it all worked "out of the box" in Linux. Adding to the feature-set on this motherboard are all solid capacitors, compatibility with Intel Yorkfield and Wolfdale processors, one eSATA port, and ATI CrossFire compatibility. This motherboard is also friendly to those that gradually upgrade their systems, as it boasts DDR2 and DDR3 compatibility and a 1600MHz CPU FSB in an overclock mode. At this time, the pricing is not known, but we would expect this motherboard will be available for under $100 USD. ASRock has made a very successful entry with the 4Core1600P35-WiFi+ motherboard and is the best budget P35 motherboard we have seen to date when it comes to the features, performance, and Linux compatibility.
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Phoronix Product Rating: 9 / 10