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. 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 heat pipes between the north bridge and VRM coolers could interfere with the retention brackets on some coolers, though. Board Layout Basic Features: Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. Jeff Kampman This is clearly a yield-maximizing move for 7 nm. The IDE connector that falls a bit south of mid-line is an edge connector, which should not interfere with other components in the area.

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The north bridge serves up 18 lanes of PCI Express, 16 of which are dedicated to the board’s first x16 graphics slot.

Customize The Tech Report Motherboards Previous page Next page. You can reach out to them here. This should be your first clue that the current AMD design is not quite as demanding of power as the Intel version.

There is the less-than-stellar sound quality of AC ’97, combined with the higher-than-average A8n32-wli usage that robs performance from games.

So, is dual x16 SLI really better with current hardware and the latest games? We all know that Asus has historically done a wonderful job in bringing to market some of the most innovative and highest-performing Intel motherboards that the market has ever seen. This AMD version uses a 4-pin 12v connector compared to the 8-pin used on the Intel version. Double-wide graphics coolers will rob you of two of the three PCI slots, but that still leaves one. Samsung shows off Infinity Flex foldable smartphone display.


Asus A8NSLI-Deluxe NVIDIA Socket ATX Motherboard Specs – CNET

We were particularly pleased to see the floppy and hard drive connectors on the upper-right edge of the board where they belong. Hey guys, go vote! On the Intel design, the board will not operate properly without connecting EZPlug.

With AMD in the clear lead in gaming performance, most gamers these days are running Athlon 64 processors. That makes perfect sense in this AMD version of the Dual x16 design. The board is also equipped with a PCI Express x4 slot, although x4 peripherals aren’t exactly common.

Like the Intel version of the SLI, gaming is emphasized in all of the packaging and manuals. A8n32–sli might not have a use for them, but i certainly do.

ASUS A8NSLI Deluxe Specs – CNET

When manufacturers like Abit and EpoX began catering to enthusiasts with overclocking flexibility the promise of pushing performance limits, ASUS seemed content with delivering solid and stable motherboards, though it meant that they were left out of the gaming picture. Board Layout Basic Features: Jeff Kampman This is clearly a yield-maximizing move for 7 nm. The heat pipes between the north bridge and VRM coolers could interfere with the retention brackets on some coolers, though.

The board is dominated by interacting heatpipes in a totally fanless and silent design. With that in mind, AC ’97 audio is now inadequate for most users – even if it supports 8 channels.


PCI-E x1 cards are finally beginning to trickle onto the market, though. It seems that in some fit of wisdom, one of asus’s underpaid engineers placed a heatpipe right in the way of the x4 PCIe slot. Motherboards Previous page Next page.

Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. We found that the biggest part of the performance boost is not the dual x16 architecture, but the new video drivers.

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

Gigabyte Z Designare offers pros a bevy of connectivity options. Hail to the crab, baby. About us Privacy policy Mailing list Mobile. Another example of lower power demands of the AMD design is the EZplug connector to provide more power to the video cards.

However, if there’s one thing ASUS has brought forward throughout the years is a tradition for quality. Log in Don’t a8n32-wli 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.