Merry Christmas from The Tech Report staff! Perhaps even more important, we also found the performance among the best ever tested on the Intel Socket Oh, and it overclocks like mad, too. About us Privacy policy Mailing list Mobile. These are not trivial questions given the less-than stellar performance that we have recently seen in Athlon 64 motherboards from Asus.

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Or is it all just smoke and mirrors?

Show More Show Less. This board replaced the problematic north bridge fan with heat pipes and it makes world of difference. After Deulxe set up the first one with a dual coreit booted and configured the first time no problems. Frankly, that information is based on an incorrect interpretation of performance data.

We found that the biggest part of the performance boost is not the dual x16 architecture, but the new video drivers. With secondary graphics cards hanging off the south bridge, the nForce4 SLI X16’s chip-to-chip interconnect is particularly important.

Motherboards Previous page Next page. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. Voldenuit It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays. Best Selling in Motherboards See all. It seems that in deeluxe fit of wisdom, one of asus’s underpaid engineers placed a heatpipe right in the way of the x4 PCIe slot. Grate mother board if you find 1 in working condithion These are wonderful motherboards if you find a working one.


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About us Privacy policy Mailing list Mobile. With heat pipes, the biggest problem is history. Socket Computer Motherboards.

Merry Christmas from The Tech Report staff! LG HU85L projector needs but two inches to cast a 90″ picture. Customize The Tech Report So, is dual x16 SLI really better with current hardware and the latest games? With 8-phase power, passive heat-pipe cooling and two full x16 PCIe video slots, the Intel version had the goods to grab our attention.

Secondary graphics cards hang off the south bridge, which provides 16 lanes of PCI-E connectivity for graphics and an additional four lanes for additional PCI-E slots and peripherals. Voltage, fan status, and temperature monitoring. This item doesn’t belong on this page. With AMD in the clear lead in gaming performance, most gamers these days are running Athlon 64 processors.

Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe: NVIDIA Dual x16 for the Athlon 64

The good news recently is that the newest A8N-SLI Premium performed very well in our initial enthusiast testing, even with the potentially performance-robbing auto-switching SLI. The motherboard is in perfect working condition.


The previous deluxr of this board from Asus had infamous reputation of north bridge fan dying problem crippliing otherwise fantastic board. Bad Bios Chip This motherboard would have been fine, if it had been properly “tested and working” as advertised, but I had to replace the BIOS chip to get it to function properly. No Interruptions Day Shortbread.

Steam names the best-selling games of Although the seller did not guarantee the working condition of the board and warned of ‘as-is’ item it works flawlessly. Perhaps even more important, we also found the a8n32s,i among the best ever tested on the Intel Socket Log in Don’t have an account?

We cannot go forward in reviewing the A8NSLI Deluxe without first addressing some of the completely incorrect hype that has developed about this board from early reviews by some review sites. Save on Motherboards Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. Purchased two of these 15 days apart.