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All of the other SLI boards provide 2 slots between the video cards. The feature set on the Asus is just average in this roundup. The storage area is an area where it first appears that the Asus stands out. The design of the PCB was also the best of the group with positive side locking that looked like it might survive a few changes. Asus engineering is an important benefit with any Asus product, and the resources of this giant company are impressive. In its favor, the Asus was the only SLI board that allowed you to change the setup from “normal” to “SLI” without having to first remove the video card.

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Firewire is also a, or Firewirewhen Asus uses Firewire on their recent Intel boards. The feature set on the Asus is just average in this roundup.

The Asus asys certainly a competent SLI motherboard, but it is pretty average in this roundup and does not stand out in any way other than the wide space between the video slots.

Asus engineering is an important benefit with any Asus saus, and the resources of this giant company are impressive.

Asus A8N-E nForce4 Socket 939 ATX Motherboard

Perhaps there is another Asus SLI in the works that will do a better job at bringing high-end features to Asus nForce4. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. The design of the PCB was also the best of the group with positive side locking that looked like it might survive a few changes. Lately, Asus has stood at or near the top in overclocking, but that has been truer of Asus Intel solutions than those for AMD.

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Painful and Rewarding by Wesley Fink on February 28, 7: The storage area is an area where it first appears that the Asus stands out. The feature set and Deluxe name are generally reserved for Asus for their “notch-down” boards, which might indicate that Asus has plans for a top-line Premium board in the future.

This will be an important feature for users who water-cool their video cards or have special cooling in mind for the pair of SLI cards. All of the other SLI boards provide 2 slots between the video cards. Asus says that this is required for “stable SLI operation”, but the other 3 SLI designs do fine and are quite stable without the 5th power connector.

ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe – motherboard – ATX – Socket – nForce4 SLI Overview – CNET

It is bad enough that two top-end video cards require 4 Molex connectors to power them, but on the Asus board you also have to connect another 4-pin Molex for additional video card power. But as you will see in jforce4 roundup, there are better choices among the SLI boards available.

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Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. In its favor, the Asus was the only SLI board that allowed you to change the setup from “normal” to “SLI” without having to first remove the video card.

As you will see later in our overclocking test, however, this capability is basically wasted, since this Asus is asu a particularly good overclocker.

Audio is the rather average Realtek with nothing special in the Asus implementation – quite a step down from the leading edge designs of some Asus boards for Intel processors.

We also very much liked the locks on the video slots because you could release them from the back of the slot as well as the front – a real plus with double slot cards.

Log in Don’t have an account? We have commented before that Asus pays close attention to the layout of their motherboards, and that also shows in the A8N-SLI Deluxe. Add to this below-average overclocking abilities and the problems experienced with our Ultra cards on just the Asus board, and it is hard to get too excited about this particular Asus board.