Date: April 5th, 2003
Article by: Roger (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: Albatron
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ALBATRON CORPORATE PROFILE
It would be the beginning of 2002 before the name Albatron would first be heard along corporate corridors, but one must go back to 1984 to trace the true birth of the company. Starting out as Chun Yun Electronics, the company was primarily a display manufacturer, producing wide-screen multimedia monitors, rear projection systems, TVs, and plasma displays. The change in name to Albatron signalled the dawning of a new product line and a new direction.
From our initiation, it was clear to us that to succeed we would need to be strong. This strength comes to us through our personnel. In screening applicants, we look for people who show creativity, passion and the entrepreneurial spirit. We expect and ask a lot from our personnel but then we give a lot in return. Albatron operates on a platform of mutual respect and understanding that flows from upper management to project leaders, from engineers to sales and marketing specialists, from production personnel to all the support people, and back around.
Our greatest focus and driving force is you our customer. We consider it our duty to deliver the products you want at the right time and provide support when you need it. But above all, we're here to ensure that your evolving needs--no matter how small--are taken care of.
Not too long ago, I had the pleasure of reviewing the Albatron KX18D Pro II, the NVIDIA nForce2 wonder. I was very impressed with the board, as well as with its performance. Overclocking my Athlon XP2500+ was a breeze and it has not given me any problems since the review... and trust me when I say that I have been putting it through its paces as a testbed.
With that in mind, I was very excited to get my hands on Albatron's PX875P Pro. If the board performs anything like its AMD counterpart, I am positive that I will be very happy with it.
The PX875P Pro is PAT (Performance Acceleration Technology) enabled (as are all i875 boards) and claims to reach 1200+ FSB via overclocking. We will certainly be testing this. The board is also Prescott ready, although I have chosen to benchmark it with the ever popular (and overclockable) 2.4C. I have purchased a 2.8E Prescott however, which I will be installing into this baby once this review is complete. With the latest BIOS update, the board supports the FMB1.5 power requirements of the higher end Prescotts (3.6GHz+)