An introduction to the main differences between Intel motherboard and Asus motherboard.
Are there any major differences between motherboard Intel vs Asus? Well, before answering that question confidently let me share a little about their history. Around 1977, Intel and MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) started designing a new set of chips that could work together to form a complete computer.
Intel vs ASUS
The motherboard is a big part of your computer, it gathers all the components into one spot, clocking them at an appropriate speed for your machine. Some motherboards are better than others in different ways depending on how you want to use your machine and what pieces of hardware you want to plug into it.
Intel has been producing chipsets since the dawn of chipset time, and they made their name with high-performing chipsets that were compatible with many different types of CPUs (both PGA and not). Despite this wide compatibility, though, Intel never actually produced their own CPU! This means that when choosing one over an AMD board you are limited to using a non-Intel CPU. This isn’t a huge problem because Intel’s CPUs are powerful enough that you can make a very fast machine out of them, but if your heart is set on the fastest possible machine you might have to go with another chipset (AMD has more than one chipset too).
The downsides of choosing an Intel motherboard arise from their open policy regarding other vendors’ chipsets on their boards. If you look around the Internet for motherboards reviews you’ll find that quite a few people have had problems with cheapo motherboards. I honestly don’t know how much these problems exist today since my last motherboard purchase was in early 2002 and they were pretty rare then. Watch out for three things:
Poorly designed power delivery The cheapest possible southbridge (where the IDE channels and stuff like that are) Integrated video is often sub-standard
You can avoid these problems by sticking with name-brand boards from big vendors. If you’re willing to do your homework, though, you might be able to get aboard for about $50 that’s as good as one costing twice or thrice as much! Just don’t forget that CPU compatibility is limited if you want Intel.
“Asus motherboards are all made in Taiwan.” They also said we have better quality than MSI.
*Intel chipsets are very flexible and are completely compatible with AMD CPUs *Lots of cheap boards come from Intel *Intel is a very trusted name in the PC world
*The all-around favorite for gaming is still AMD.
The Asus company was founded in Taipei, Taiwan by a research team led by David Chang (who is now the President of Asus) in 1989. The company quickly became one of the largest motherboard manufacturers and currently produces motherboards for all major brands such as IBM, HP, and Dell. Their popularity grew after they won several motherboard design competitions with innovative new designs that became very popular among overclockers. They made their biggest splash into mainstream recognition when they released the P4P800 SE which was the first socket 775 motherboard with an integrated video card.
*Asus motherboards, in general, are more reliable and trouble-free than other brands. This is due to better design, quality control, and construction as well as Asus’s legendary “5-year warranty” that they give on all of their motherboards. They also have tech bravo forums where thousands of very smart technical people hang out and solve problems for you. Most important thing is that they will always listen to you! *They are really good at overclocking and support several different overclocking features such as voltage adjustment (VRM), CPU multiplier adjustment, BCLK adjustment. Also has the most options for SpeedStep controls so your system can run fast while still using less power. *Good socket 775 motherboards with integrated video. (the only other good ones are from Abit and MSI) *Very high-quality southbridge (I/O chips) even on their cheapest boards.
*Poorly supported RAID because no one seems to know how to do it right! *Not the best memory controller or overclocker.
I own an Asus P4C800 motherboard, which is a socket 775 board for Intel processors. It has been more reliable than any other mobo I’ve had — and that’s including my Abit VP6-A with its BIOS problems! While the BIOS may be staying behind the times in terms of fancy options, it gets the job done fast and without glitches.