Asus, one of the biggest motherboard manufacturer, has a long tradition in releasing "special" versions of motherboards offering unique features and performance. For the gaming arena, Asus has introduced many different motherboards, and certainly a motherboard with the codename "Commando" will certainly catch users attention. The Asus Commando is an Intel P965 based motherboard which offers what the P5B Deluxe has and even more. Higher overclocking possibilities with the simplicity of one button.
..The Commando motherboard should be considered as the evolution of the P5B Deluxe. The board design is better, has more overclocking capabilities and will be a perfect companion for your Intel C2D processor. Both Striker Extreme and Commando are the "Elite" motherboards from Asus for the Nvidia 680i and Intel P965 platforms. The retail price of €200~250 places the Commando among the high priced P965 motherboards. It’s very possible that with the arrival of Intel P35 motherboards, the retail price will go even lower. There are many boards in this price category, such as the EVGA 680i LT which seems very strong compared with the Asus Commando. Each platform has its own positives and negatives.
We have no problems suggesting this motherboard to anyone who wants to achieve very high overclocking levels. Editor’s Choice for Commando, well done Asus!
Published in: Hardware on 2007-06-13