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. Log in Don’t have an account? 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. The Asus is 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. Firewire is also a, or Firewire , when Asus uses Firewire on their recent Intel boards.
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Asus A8N-E nForce4 Socket 939 ATX Motherboard
Lately, Asus has stood at or near the top in overclocking, but that has been truer of Asus Intel solutions than those for AMD. Painful and Rewarding by Wesley Fink on February 28, 7: 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.
Perhaps there is another Asus SLI in the works that will do a better job at bringing high-end features to Asus nForce4. 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.
nForce4 SLI Roundup: Painful and Rewarding
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. Aa8n 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. Add to this below-average overclocking abilities and the problems experienced with our Ultra cards on just xsus Asus board, and it is hard to get too excited about this particular Asus board.
Post Your Comment Please log a8 or sign up to comment. Firewire is also a, or Firewirewhen Asus uses Nforec4 on their recent Intel boards. But as you will see in the roundup, there are better choices among the SLI boards available.
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.
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Asus engineering is an important benefit with any Asus product, and the resources of this giant company are impressive. All of the other Asis boards provide 2 slots between the video cards. It is bad enough axus 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.
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.
The feature set on the Asus is just average in this roundup. 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 nrorce4 future.
We have commented before that Asus pays close attention to the layout of their motherboards, and that also shows in the A8N-SLI Deluxe. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me.
The Asus is 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. The storage area is an area where it first appears that the Asus stands out.
As you will see later in our overclocking test, however, this capability is basically wasted, since this Asus is not a particularly good overclocker. Log in Don’t have an account?