This three-pin connection is located along the top edge of the x16 PCI-Express slot, whereas the four-pin connector is closer to the processor socket. The majority of the components in this area of the PCB are, as always, located along the rear edge of the motherboard. Mainboards without the “Pro” index do not have one network controller — not Gigabit, as you may have expected, but megabit. The area around both of these chips is clean, each having its own 25MHz clock crystal. Dynamic range, dB A:

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The documentation that Albatron has included on the other hand is superb.

Unlike many manufacturers, Albatron has not thrown the floppy connector down to the bottom of the PCB, rather they have left it near the ATX power connection higher up on the board. As the analogy goes, a warm xlbatron is a working heatsink, but a hot heatsink is an overworked heatsink.

PXG Pro Albatron Motherboard Mainboard Drivers Manuals BIOS

Interestingly enough, we find no auxiliary four-pin audio connections, or a front panel audio header located near the CODEC. About Us Employment Privacy Policy. Intel iG South Bridge: Although there are enough tweaks to please most users, high-performance users looking for an iG option might want to look at other options first if memory adjustments are a requirement.

This BIOS setup is also common on Intel brand motherboards, which are, of course, geared more towards the mid-range consumer than an enthusiast.

Albatron PX915G & PX915P Series Bios R1.33

Virtually every item albatrpn we look for as far as determining design quality goes, Albatron has successfully implemented into the PXG Pro. Sergei Pikalov peek ixbt.


Sandy Bridge Trying out the new method. The system BIOS chip is located in the bottom left hand corner of the board, and is soldered directly to the motherboard itself.

To the left of the heatsink, we find both of the yellow USB 2. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. While Albatron allows for the standard memory timings to be manually adjusted, there are no other tweaking options available that would make the PXG Pro a standout for tweaking options. The top setting selections are typical of this portion of the BIOS, as they control both boot order and boot priority for px915b given devices.

By increasing the number of phases, the processor can obtain a cleaner and steadier voltage, providing for solid power delivery. Granted, for the experienced user this guide will be overlooked, but for a first time user this is a necessity.

Albatron PX915G – motherboard – ATX – LGA775 Socket – i915G

Albatron PXG Pro looks one of the fastest models, compared with the fastest and the slowest out of presently tested mainboards of this class. Individual PCI Express devices can no longer steal bandwidth away from other peripherals. Access to the only jumper may be hampered when the mainboard is in a case, there in no brief description of jumper functions on the PCB.

With no airflow to go over the Northbridge other than hot air being expelled from the CPU heatsink, this heatsink is overworked. Due to the much improved mounting mechanics for the new LGA processors, Intel has done away with the large retention bracket that was needed on the older Socket albxtron.

The PXG Pro posts a hairline lead for latency time, though both boards come in with matched cycles. Has Albatron improved overclocking capabilities with the iG board, namely can they compete with the big boys of the overclocking world? The peripherals menu houses all of the options to control enabling or disabling integrated devices such as LAN, Audio, Serial Ports, Parallel Ports, and on the occasion the kitchen sink as well.


To start things off, we have the various documentation items for the PXG Pro. This portion of the BIOS will certainly be home to the overclocker and performance enthusiast. The majority of the components in this area of the PCB are, as always, located along the rear edge of the motherboard. This board offers up all that is needed for the market it is targeted at, though I wish Albatron would include some extra items in with their packaging.

As far as the PCI bus goes, total bandwidth limitations are just one problem. Albatron offers a solid range of preset speeds for each of the busses. The motherboard supports all current Socket Pentium 4 processors, but even though it is based on the Intel iG chipset, it still uses regular DDR memory. As far as hardware related inclusions go, the PXG Pro came with the bare minimum.

Throughout our testing, we found that this cooler alone, with no cooling fan was rather inadequate. Now that the new Pentium 4’s LGA have been released, you have to ask yourself; “is it time for me to upgrade my old PC?