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It’s once again the weekends, and right here at VR-Zone, we’ll present our
Weekly SLS Walk About :)

Since the appearance of Dual Core Intel CPUs sometime back, Intel i945 family
and i955X based boards came pouring right into SLS, and here, we found a couple
of new mATX i945G based motherboards, which are Dual Core ready. Over at ATF
Multimedia
, we spotted the ASUS P5LD2-VM motherboard, based on the
i945G chipset. Being a mATX form factor board, it means there’s a choice of
getting a small and cute case to go with it, yet enjoy the unparalleled
performance from an Intel Pentium D / XE processor. ASUS had been a name
associated to quality, this board is certainly the one to go for if you need a
small and simple, yet durable and stable platform. Priced at $ 239,
and with 3 years solid warranty, this is a steal!

 

A very generic packaging for this board, but it doesn’t mean generic quality
and performance.

 

The ASUS P5LD2-VM from top down.

 

A closer look at the silk screen print on the board. Revision 1.02 for this
board pictured.

 

Fanless MOSFET cooling could be found on this board. This is something
usually found only on high end enthusiast boards, but you get it on the ASUS
P5LD2-VM.

 

A look at the rear I/O ports.

 

The onboard Intel PC82573V PCI Express Gigabit LAN controller found on the
board.

 

A picture of the label found on the box of the board, with a summary of the
features found on this board.