Log in Don’t have an account? Asus tells us that Revision 2. Privacy policy and Terms of Use. I do wish that some of the board’s IDE ports were cocked at 90 degrees like the floppy port. As a consumer, I’m sure you can understand that no one likes to buy into a short-lived CPU form factor remember the now defunct socket Intel Williamette?

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Which brings us back to the pale brown Asus A8V motherboard. Dell returns to the stock market after six years.

Asus A8V Deluxe Athlon64 Motherboard Review –

That’s more AMD’s doing than Asus’, though. While we’re talking about the north bridge cooler, it’s worth noting that Asus uses a passive design that doesn’t require a fan. Too often, we forget to mention that Asus is a huge proponent of Wi-Fi, and most of their boards include Wi-Fi capabilities.

Standard onboard goodies consist of 7. In those kits which would serve as the first introduction for its newest processor, the company included the Asus A8V motherboard.

Asus A8V Deluxe: Features and Layout – Socket Roundup: Battle at the Top

On a more serio It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays. AMD’s situation has since cleared itself up, and the socket AMD Athlon64 processor with support for dual channel DDR memory has been enthusiastically received by consumers looking for a long term edge. The A8V Deluxe is the top-of-the-line Asus board for Socketas you see reflected in the feature set.


All Athlon64 processors have the memory controller built into the processor, yet the VIA K8T Pro Northbridge still gets quite toasty during operation.

Merry Christmas from The Tech Report staff! Asus is an advocate of quiet, failure-free passive chipset cooling, and you will see that in the massive heatsink used on the Northbridge. Our only complaint here is that CPU Clock is a little short for a board that can do at 1: Despite being loaded with ports, slots, and peripheral chips, Asus’ engineers manage to avoid layout snafus that could make the board difficult to work with.

The layout of the A8V Deluxe is excellent. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. I x8v wish that some of the board’s IDE ports were cocked at 90 degrees like the floppy port. The passive heatsink Asus slap onto the A8V should be fine for regular use, but I’d recommend overclockers in the crowd get an active heatsink for this puppy.

ASUS A8V-XE – motherboard – ATX – Socket 939 – K8T890 Series

The CPU voltage also covers a very wide range from 0. The board also comes with headers for an additional four USB ports, one Firewire port, and even a game port. The A8V Deluxe’s north bridge heat sink is a little close to the CPU socket, but the cooler is a low-profile design, so it shouldn’t get in the asuw. Asus even includes a desktop antenna to asuw your communication with a wireless router or to serve as host for other Wi-Fi computers.


ASUS A8V – motherboard – ATX – Socket 939 – K8T800 Pro Series

assu Now, if AMD is comfortable with picky journalists judging its newest multi-million dollar CPU roll-out on an ASUS board, then that certainly underscores something consumers should be taking note of.

LG HU85L projector needs but two inches to cast a 90″ picture. Steam names the best-selling games of The overclocking controls are excellent in their range as we have come to expect on Asus boards. Why is it that so many boards have this helpful little LED tucked away in some obscure location where it can’t be seen easily?

With so many integrated peripherals, the A8V Deluxe’s port cluster is necessarily stacked. Its socket Athlon64 was a single channel DDR solution, and its socket AthlonFX and Opteron solutions were out of the reach of most consumers budget, and interest.

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About us Privacy policy Mailing list Mobile. What the A8V Deluxe lacks in style it makes up in layout. Otherwise the variety and range of BIOS adjustments is excellent. Post Your Comment Please log in assu sign up to comment.