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    ECS PF5 Extreme i945P Motherboard

    ECS' PF5 Extreme has its fair share of good and bad points. Let's take the good first. The company's Scalable D.G.E. technology offers up a possible quad-display setup that's run off two PCI-Express cards. No, it's not SLI or CrossFire, so don't expect true dual-card 3D performance, but it's handy for those that need the screen real estate and a step up from mixing onboard graphics displays (i945G) and discrete cards'. The layout and feature-set for a £90 board are both good, too.
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    A great review from the man himself! I remain apathetic towards LGA775, but if I had to consider the platform I'd keep the PF5 Extreme in mind. Nice layout, nice display flexibility (a big thing for me) and plent of SATA are all good. Shame about the colour scheme and DDR2 though (I wish Intel hadn't cut DDR support out of 945, and it's not something ECS can rectify if they want to use 945).

    A 915P version with both PEG slots and DDR would be nice, hint hint.
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    Very nice review - I will always think bad of ECS's products though due to my experience with one of their low-end products, the K7S5A.

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