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Asus P5K-VM

Asus P5K-VM
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410 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 410 reviews of Asus P5K-VM. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Processors & Motherboards for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 85/100 and experts rate this product 79/100.

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Expert review by : Hanners (

ASUS P5K Pro motherboard review


While we've covered Intel's high-end motherboard offerings courtesy of their X38 chipset at length, and even taken a peek at an X48-based offering here at Elite Bastards in recent months, we are until now yet to tackle Intel's mid-range offering for...

For anybody who has recently found themselves torn between picking up an Intel P35 or X38-based motherboard for their next system upgrade, our testing here has certainly answered one pertinent question - In everyday circumstances, there really is no...

Jan, 2008

Golden Tachometer Award

Expert review by : Ronald Tibbetts (

ASUS P5K3 Deluxe Wi-Fi-AP Intel P35 Motherboard


Market forecasts predict DDR3 memory poised to replace its predecessor DDR2 as the main volume product for 2008. Already aware of this, memory chip manufacturers like Micron, Samsung, Hynix, and Qimonda have begun tooling up for mass production. As a...

Rock Solid Stability ; Out of box Compatibility ; Maintenance Free Stock Cooling ; Rich Onboard feature set ; Incredible Overclocking Capability ; Support for Intel's Upcoming 45nm CPU's ; Built in Overclocking Support Features ; Future Proof Design...

Poor Placement of CMOS Clear Jumper and IDE Port ; Lack of Additional 90 degree SATA Cable ; SATA Port Interference with Long Video Cards ; Limited Aftermarket Chipset Cooling Options ; Heatpipe complicates CPU cooler installation

Jan, 2008


Expert review by : ccokeman (

Asus P5K3 Premium Black Pearl Edition Review


When the time comes to purchase a new system, one of the things that you will purchase is a new motherboard. The dilemma you face is which one to get, and how much will it cost. AMD or Intel? Chipset? Manufacturer? Features? Oooohh, so many questions...

On-board Memory ; Built-in Features ; Overclockability ; Stability ; Performance ; Built-in Memory Modules (Low Latency) ; Solid Copper Heatsinks ; Passive Cooling Solution (Blower Fans)

Built-in Memory Modules; No Upgrade Path or Failure Puts the Board Out of Commision ; Price

Is the onboard memory all that it's cracked up to be? Sure it is! Asus has provided a well thought out package that satisfies the need to overclock. With overclockable DDR3 memory selling for somewhere in the neighborhood of $375 and up, the onboard...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Björn Endre (

ASUS P5K3 Deluxe WIFI AP Edition -


The Intel P35 has been on the market for a few months now. It is a fantastic chip and has put a huge challenge to the NVIDIA's 680i chipset, which also offers some great overclocking results and excellent features. Although, the top of the line...

If it was hard to come to a conclusion and score for the P5K3 Premium, it is much easier for the ASUS P5K3 Deluxe WIFI AP Edition. Overall I cannot really see any major flaws with this motherboard. It has a great bundle, great layout, good fan-less...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Björn Endre (

ASUS P5K3 Premium Black Pearl Special Edition -


When I was in college, any free time I could muster up was spent recording music on my PC with programs like Reason 3.0 and ProTools. The problem was that my roommate had to rise and shine for a 6 A.M. class, and he just couldn't sleep with two JBL...

Wow! I am not completely sure what to make of this motherboard (or how to rate it). At the core it is a really good motherboard. As with all their high-end motherboards you get tons of cool features with the motherboard. You certainly will not be...

Oct, 2007

excellence in market and potential

Expert review by : Jonathan Kwan (

ASUS P5K3-Deluxe/WiFi-AP P35 Motherboard


It's been quite a few months since we reviewed the Asus P5K-Deluxe; in which we wrote about in June of this year. Today, months after images of Asus' P35 chipset based boards were released on several enthusiast websites, we've finally got a chance to...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Zachary Chan (

ASUS P5K3 Premium Black Pearl Edition -


ASUS launches their third generation Black Pearl Edition motherboard with the ASUS P5K3 Premium. Packing its own low latency DDR3-1333 memory onboard, great cooling, extreme performance and overclocking plus everything else that comes with the regular...

Aug, 2007

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Asus P5K Deluxe WiFi


Asus is the first manufacturer that released a new series of motherboards based on the newly released Intel P35 chipset which is supposed to replace the P965. The first motherboard from Asus, the P5K Deluxe, comes with DDR2 support and we are very...

The retail price of the P5K Deluxe is around €195. In comparison the P5B Premium is around €180~200. Both boards offer very good performance, very high overclocking capabilities with no major problems. While we expected that the Intel P35 chipset would...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Tarinder Sandhu (

ASUS P5K3 Deluxe - high-bandwidth mobo


We took a look at ASUS' well-featured P5K Deluxe motherboard and surmised that whilst it was expensive for a P35 chipset-based motherboard - being priced at around £145 - it was stable, fast, overclockable and a decent choice for a high-end Intel Core...

ASUS' decision to release a DDR3-equipped Bearlake motherboard, in the form of the P5K3 Deluxe WiFi, was an obvious move. The Intel P35 chipset supports this new-fangled memory technology immediately

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Ilya Gavrichenkov (

Asus P5K Deluxe Mainboard: Second Encounter


We continue discussing the features and performance of a promising Asus mainboard on Intel P35 chipset with DDR2 SDRAM support. Today we are going to unveil the mysteries of memory subsystem fine tuning and reveal some overclocking tricks. Read more in...

Summing up we can say once again that we were very pleased with Asus P5K Deluxe mainboard. This solution offers excellent opportunities not only to mainstream computer users but also to overclocking fans, who would be delighted to check out the new...

Jun, 2007

Product Specifications

The P5K3/P5K series of motherboards provide four outstanding features for the user. The Deluxe version of the motherboard has built-in native DDR3 1333 support and is able to overclock with an ultra high frequency to achieve DDR3 1840. These ASUS motherboards still provide you with quiet thermal solutions - which contain the 8 phase power design, Stack Cool 2 and the Heat Pipe Design functions. They also come with the newest AI Gear 2 to save up to 50% of CPU power usage. Complementing all these features are ASUS's innovative tools - AI Slot Detector, allowing the user to conveniently install the computer. The P5K3/P5K series decreases temperature, provides stable overclocking, lowers noise levels and saves the most electricity. AI Lifestyle Series motherboards bring lifestyle and personal computing together. They provide you better system performance to enjoy graphic-intensive games and applications. The cutting-edge audio feature dramatically enhances the quality of voice signal. Thoughtful design allows you to set up your system easily. To create a peaceful environment, several new and improved innovations are included to reduce noise and temperature. Don't change your way of life for a computer. Instead let the ASUS Lifestyle Series improve the quality of your life. This motherboard supports the latest Intel 45nm CPU, which introduces new micro-architecture features for greater performance at a given frequency, up to 50% larger L2 caches, and expanded power management capabilities for new levels of energy efficiency. This motherboard supports the latest Intel Core 2 processors in LGA775 package. It also can support Intel next generation 45nm Multi-Core CPU. With new Intel Core microarchitecture technology and 1333 / 1066 / 800 MHz FSB, Intel Core 2 processor is one of the most powerful and energy efficient CPU in the world. The Intel P35 Express Chipset is the latest chipset designed to support the next generation 45nm CPU; and up to 8GB of dual-channel DDR3 1066/800 MHz memory architecture.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Dimensions & Weight



Model:P5K AiLifestyle Series/P5K Deluxe/WiFi-AP AiLifestyle Series/P5K Premium/WiFi-AP Black Pearl Special Edition/P5K SE/P5K SE/EPU/P5K WS/P5K-E/WIFI-AP AiLifestyle Series/P5K-VM AiLifestyle Series/P5K/EPU/P5K3 Deluxe/WiFi-AP AiLifestyle Series/P5KC AiLifestyle Series
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS

Key Information

Storage:ATA-133 / Serial ATA-300/ATA-133 / Serial ATA-300 (RAID) / eSATA port/ATA-133 / Serial ATA-300 / eSATA port/ATA-133 / eSATA port / Serial ATA-300/ATA-133 / eSATA port / Serial ATA-300 (RAID)/ATA-133 / Serial ATA-300


Chipset Type:Intel G33 Express/Intel P35 Express
Compatible Processors:Celeron 400 sequence / Core 2 Duo / Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Quad / Pentium 4 / Pentium 4 Extreme Edition / Pentium D / Pentium Dual Core / Pentium Extreme Edition/Celeron D / Core 2 Duo / Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Quad / Pentium 4 / Pentium D/Celeron D / Core 2 Duo / Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Quad / Pentium 4 / Pentium D / Pentium Dual Core/Core 2 Duo / Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Quad / Pentium 4 / Pentium D / Pentium Extreme Edition/Pentium 4 / Celeron D / Pentium D / Core 2 Duo / Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Quad/Pentium 4 / Pentium 4 Extreme Edition / Pentium Extreme Edition / Pentium D / Core 2 Duo / Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Quad / Pentium Dual Core / Celeron 400 sequence/Pentium 4 / Pentium Extreme Edition / Pentium D / Core 2 Duo / Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Quad
Data Bus Speed:1333MHz/1600MHz
Form Factor:ATX/Micro ATX
Multi-Core Support:Dual-Core / Quad-core
Processor Socket:LGA775 Socket


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Product Type (AE):Motherboard
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista


Type: None


Type:Network adapter


Installed Qty:0
Max Supported Qty:1


Installed Size:0MB
Max Supported Size:8GB

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Video Memory

Max Supported Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 3100
Type:Graphics adapter/None