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ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe Socket 939 ATX motherboard

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Long product name ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe Socket 939 ATX motherboard :
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A8N32-SLI Deluxe
ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe Socket 939 ATX motherboard:
The official marketing text of ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe Socket 939 ATX motherboard as supplied by the manufacturer

The innovative AMD solution brings you enjoyable gaming experience.
The A8N32-SLI Deluxe supports dual PCI Express x16 slots running at full speed to liberate graphics cards from the narrow bandwidth platform of x8 speed only. It not only inherited AI Life series features, such as Stack Cool 2 and SATA on the Go, but also some new innovations, including 8-Phase Power Design and Fanless Design. With ASUS' innovative designs to bring out the real potential of NVIDIA nForce™4 SLI X16 chipsets, gamers can easily enjoy faster graphics performance and higher video quality today, and be ready for the even more demanding tasks of tomorrow!

AI Life
AI Life Series - Gaming Edition motherboards bring lifestyle and personal computing together. This motherboard provides you better system performance to enjoy graphics-intensive games and applications. To create a peaceful environment, several new and improved innovations are also included to reduce noise and temperature. Don't change your way of life for a computer. Instead let the ASUS Life Series improve the quality of your life.

True Dual X16 SLI - The ultimate enthusiast platform
The A8N32-SLI Deluxe supports dual PCI Express x16 slots running at full speed to liberate graphics cards from the narrow bandwidth platform of x8 speed only. With ASUS' innovative designs to bring out the real potential of NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16 chipsets, gamers can easily enjoy faster graphics performance and higher video quality today, and be ready for the even more demanding tasks of tomorrow!

8 Phase Power Design
Cooler and quieter system
Longer components lifespan
More stable and reliable under heavy-loading and overclocking
The ASUS 8-Phase Power Design provides highly efficient operation to generate less heat (at least 15°C (36°F)) than other conventional power solutions. It reduces input ripple current and output ripple voltage, which keeps CPU and power module from suffering the risk of high power stress. It has the advantages of quick transient response and stability, especially beneficial when CPU requires more current immediately under heavy loading or overclocking mode.

Fanless Design - Heat Pipe & Stack Cool 2
Complete quiet cooling
Zero failure
Excellent heat dissipation
The Heat Pipe design effectively directs the heat generated by the chipsets to the heatsink near the back IO ports, where it can be carried away by existing airflow from CPU fan. ASUS STACK COOL 2 effectively transfers heat generated by the critical components to the other side of the specially designed PCB (printed circuit board). The purpose of the innovative fanless designs is to decrease the number of fans and therefore reducing the noise from the system. Furthermore, the groundbreaking fanless designs do not have lifetime problems as a fan does. To guarantee excellent thermal performance, ASUS adopts copper heat pipes and copper pads for the chipsets. These fanless designs are the most reliable fanless thermal solutions to date.

Supports AMD Socket 939 Athlon 64 X2
This motherboard supports AMD 939-pin Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core processor with 1MBx2 or 512KBx2 L2 cache which is based on 64-bit architecture. It features better multithreaded / multitasking performance than Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64.

Supports AMD Socket 939 Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64
This motherboard supports AMD 939-pin Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 processors with 1MB / 512KB L2 cache which is based on 64-bit architecture. It features 2000 / 1600 MT/s HyperTransport Bus, dual-channel un-buffered DDR400 memory support and AMD Cool 'n' Quiet! Technology

Dual-Core CPU
Enjoy the extraordinary CPU power from the latest dual-core CPU.
The advanced processing technology contains two physical CPU cores with individually dedicated L2 Caches to satisfy the rising demand for more powerful processing capability

AI NOS - Boost performance when you need it the most!
Applications such as 3D games and video editing demand a huge chunk of system resource. Inject "nitrous oxide" into your CPU! The patented AI NOS™ (Non-delay Overclocking System) technology intelligently detects system load and automatically boosts performance for the most demanding tasks. Unlike other dynamic overclocking techniques, AI NOS™ reacts much faster to satisfy your unending need for speeds .

PEG Link
This latest technology, PEG (PCI Express Graphics) Link Mode, is a unique feature that enables users to boost graphics card performance for superior video quality. PEG Link allows users to raise GPU and VGA memory throughput via the motherboard BIOS the same way system bus and memory bus are tweaked. PEG Link Mode enables powerful video performance on DX8 and DX9 applications. ASUS engineers carefully fine-tuned the parameters for every single PCI-Express card to provide system stability during high-speed graphics operation.

AI Clock Skew
AI Clock Skew optimaliseert de geheugen-overklokcapaciteit van dit moederbord en biedt gebruikers de snelst mogelijke computersnelheid. Wanneer gebruikers de geheugenfrequentie overklokken, draait AI Clock Skew automatisch de signaaltiming van de geheugenklok, en verbetert zo de geheugenoverklokcapaciteit met 10 tot 15%, afhankelijk van de geheugeneigenschappen. AI Clock Skew laat gebruikers tevens het kloksignaal van elk geheugenkanaal separaat aanpassen, om zo de hoogste geheugenfrequentie te bereiken.

AMD Cool 'n' Quiet! Technology
Supports AMD Cool 'n' Quiet! Technology, which monitors system operation and automatically adjusts CPU voltage and frequency for a cool and quiet environment.

ASUS Q-Fan 2
ASUS Q-Fan2 technology intelligently adjusts both CPU fan and chassis fan speeds according to system loading to ensure quiet, cool and efficient operation.

Dual Gigabit LAN
The integrated dual Gigabit LAN design allows a PC to serve as a network gateway for managing traffic between two separate networks. This capability ensures rapid transfer of data from WAN to LAN without any added arbitration or latency.

NV Firewall
NV ActiveArmor enhances network security while delivers the highest system performance by offloading CPU-intensive packet filtering tasks in hardware. NV Firewall provides professional-grade traffic inspection capabilities, instanton protection, advanced management features and is easy to use and setup via a user friendly wizard.

BIOS Features:
- Multi-language BIOS.
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS2.
- ASUS EZ Flash.
- ASUS MyLogo2.

Short summary description ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe Socket 939 ATX motherboard:
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ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe, 4 GB, 8 MB, AMD, Socket 939, Dual Gigabit, ATX

Long summary description ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe Socket 939 ATX motherboard:
This is an auto-generated long summary of ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe Socket 939 ATX motherboard based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.

ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe. Maximum internal memory: 4 GB, Flash memory: 8 MB. Processor family: AMD, Processor socket: Socket 939. Networking features: Dual Gigabit. Motherboard form factor: ATX, RAID levels: 0, 1, 0+1, Audio system: Realtek ALC850 8-channel CODEC. Width: 12" (305 mm), Depth: 9.65" (245 mm)

Number of memory slots
Maximum internal memory
The maximum internal memory which is available in the product.
4 GB
Flash memory
8 MB
Processor family *
A family of processors is a group of processors produced by one company over a short period of time e.g. Intel Pentium processors.
Processor socket *
Mechanical component(s) that provides mechanical and electrical connections between a microprocessor and a printed circuit board (PCB). This allows the processor to be replaced without soldering.
Socket 939
Internal I/O
USB 2.0 connectors *
The end of a cable with a USB 2.0 connector. USB 2.0 was released in April 2000 (now called "Hi-Speed"), adding higher maximum signaling rate of 480 Mbit/s (effective throughput up to 35 MB/s or 280 Mbit/s), in addition to the "USB 1.x Full Speed" signaling rate of 12 Mbit/s. USB 2.0 connectors are usually colored black.
Number of Parallel ATA connectors *
The number of connectors (with wires) for parallel ATA (PATA), which is an interface standard for the connection of storage devices such as hard disks, floppy drives, and optical disc drives in computers.
Number of SATA connectors
GAME/MIDI connector
CPU fan connector
Number of COM connectors
ATX Power connector (24-pin)
EZ plug connector
Chassis intrusion connector
Number of chassis fan connectors
Number of IEEE1394 connectors
Floppy disk drive connector
CD/AUX audio in
Front panel audio connector
Back panel I/O ports
USB 2.0 ports quantity *
USB 2.0 ports have a data transmission speed of 480 Mbps, and are backwards compatible with USB 1.1 ports. You can connect all kinds of peripheral devices to them.
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports *
Number of Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports allow a computer to connect to the ethernet.
eSATA ports quantity *
The number of ports (interfaces) for eSATA. eSATA is a a computer bus interface that connects host bus adapters to mass storage devices such as hard disk drives and optical drives.
PS/2 ports quantity *
The number of PS/2 connectors for keyboards and mice. Its name comes from the IBM Personal System/2.
Parallel ports quantity
The number of parallel ports. Parallel ports, also known as printer ports, are a type of interface found on computers (personal and otherwise) for connecting peripherals. In computing, a parallel port is a parallel communication physical interface. Parallel ports were common in the 1980s and '90s (mostly conforming to industry standard IEEE 1284) but are now being replaced by USBs and other ports.
S/PDIF out port
S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interconnect Format) is a digital audio interconnect used in consumer audio equipment over relatively short distances. The signal is transmitted over either a coaxial cable with RCA connectors or a fibre optic cable with TOSLINK connectors.
Networking features
Dual Gigabit
Motherboard form factor *
Design of the motherboard (ATX, BTX etc).
RAID levels
RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disk drive components into a logical unit for the purposes of data redundancy and performance improvement. Data is distributed across the drives in one of several ways, referred to as RAID levels, depending on the specific level of redundancy and performance required.
0, 1, 0+1
Audio system
System used to play music or speech.
Realtek ALC850 8-channel CODEC
Expansion slots
Expansion slots
List of I/O expansion card slots; including quantity of each
2x PCI-E x16 + SLI 1x PCI-E x4 3x PCI 2.2
Weight & dimensions
Width *
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
12" (305 mm)
Depth *
The distance from the front to the back of something.
9.65" (245 mm)
Packaging content
Bundled software
Software distributed with another product such as a piece of computer hardware or other electronic device, or a group of software packages which are sold together. A software suite is an example of bundled software, as is software which is pre-installed on a new computer.
ASUS PC Probe II ASUS Update ASUS AI Booster NV RIS NV Firewall NV RAID
Other features
Manageability features
Manageability, DMI, TopTools characteristics of the product, by manufactuer and/or coined name and version.
WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL @ PME, WOR @ PME, PXE, RPL
Special features
ASUS 8-Phase Power Design ASUS Fanless Design ASUS AI Overclocking ASUS AI NET2 ASUS C.P.R. ASUS MyLogo2 ASUS Q-Fan2
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Asus is once again ahead of the competition and is the first company out with a dual x16 SLI motherboard. The A8N32-SLI Deluxe is one of the first motherboards with two PCI Express graphics card slots that offer the full bandwidth of 16 lanes to each slot...
There’s no doubt that SLI is a niche technology. But it’s oh so hot, especially in games such as F.E.A.R., which pushes graphics cards to their max. SLI’s first generation—Nvidia’s rendition, not 3dfx’s—was quite...
We received from ASUS, their first NVIDIA nForce™4 SLI X16 motherboard for AMD Socket 939 processors, the A8N32-SLI Deluxe. The previous models from ASUS for AMD CPUs, limited the PCI-E to 8X when two VGA cards were installed. However, this motherbo...
Good performanceQuiet operation, Monitor utility from within Windows, QFan and AI NOS features, Excellent overclocking capabilities...
Bad No WiFi...
Bottom line The A8N32-SLI Deluxe is certainly going to be on most gamers list of preferred motherboards. Dual X16 PCI-Express SLI support, high games performance and a full retail package with all required cables, manuals, drivers, applications and extra fans ma...
With "vanilla" SLI falling to mainstream status, we look at the latest high-end SLI offering from ASUS.
Bottom line We received a PDF outlining the benefits of SLI X16. Based on the results from the PDF and some of those weve found online, SLI X16 generally allows for a 2% to 7% improvement in most situations. There are slightly higher improvements, but by no mean...
With relatively little fanfare, NVIDIA announced in August of 2005 that they had updated their nForce4 SLI chipset. Dubbed the "nForce4 SLI x16", the key feature of this new chipset was the addition of another 16 PCI-Express lanes, finally allowing SLI...
UPDATE: We are working on the update to the article. We believe that performance anomalies have been caused by issues with the BIOS of the mainboard. Once the investigation is completed, the text will be revised and a notification will be posted.NVIDIA...
Good Rich functionality, Numerous BIOS settings, Two fullwidth PCI Express x16 slots, Beautiful appearance, Good expansion opportunities, High quality of manufacture, Two network controllers, Wireless controller (in the Wireless Edition version), Eightchannel...
Bad The heat pipes may hinder installation of some coolers, The Clear CMOS jumper is hard to access, There might have been more and better accessories...
Bottom line We have tested the new SLI-compatible platform from NVIDIA based on the nForce4 SLI X16 chipset. The chipset provides two full-width PCI Express x16 slots and was expected to increase the efficiency of the SLI technology which had been previously limi...
I'm a big fan of ASUS motherboards in general and their SLI motherboards in particular. Over the last 10 months, my favorite motherboard is the A8N-SLI motherboard based upon NVIDIA's SLI chipset launched last year. Performance, features, stability and...
Bottom line ASUS's A8N32-SLI board is the first NVIDIA x 16 boards we've reviewed here at Performance with the board is on par with the SLI boards I've reviewed in the past. I will be doing a more thorough evaluation of dual video cards on SLI an...
NVIDIA nForce4 SLI har i lang tid været forbeholdt samfundets mest velbjergede individer - der skulle jo i sagens natur investeres i både dyrt motherboard og 2 stk. SLI-kompatible grafikkort. Som en del af et nyt marketing-stunt og i takt med den tidli...
Bottom line Den seneste tids hype, som har omkranset nForce4 SLI X16-chipsettet og ikke mindst ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe fortjener naturligvis en kommentar med på vejen. Er det nye chipset nu også 40-50% hurtigere? Ud fra de de krævende tests vi har udført, kan vi med...
Most users (and even some shop managers) firmly associate the nVidia nForce4 SLI chipset with a single-chip motherboard for AMD processors. However, NVIDIA offers dual-chip SLI solutions in its assortment as well. The first one is the relatively "fresh...
NVIDIAS NFORCE4 SLI chipset has been out for about a year now, so its due for a refresh. That refresh comes in the form of the nForce4 SLI X16, a new chipset that addresses one of the main criticisms of the original nForce4 SLI: the fact that it only...
Bottom line At around $220 online, the A8N32-SLI Deluxe is significantly more expensive than the nForce4 SLI solutions currently available on the market. High-end nForce4 SLI boards from Abit, DFI, Gigabyte, MSI, and even Asus are widely available for $60 to $70 l...
The majority of serious gamers out there select AMD platforms for their gaming rigs, as the Athlon range of processors have proven to be strong performers in gaming environments. There are a few other reasons most gamers choose AMD over Intel, none bet...
Bottom line Clearly the only technical upgrade featured on this motherboard is the x16 SLI support. This feature as not actually featured in this review as my second GeForce 7800 GTX card is out of action at the moment. Nevertheless, I am not much of an SLI fan so...
Last week, we took a close look at the Asus P5N32-SLI Deluxe, a new Intel motherboard based on NVIDIAs vision of the enthusiast chipset - the dual x16 SLI. With 8-phase power, passive heat-pipe cooling and two full x16 PCIe video slots, the Intel vers...
We certainly do evaluate and showcase our fair share of ASUS products here at HotHardware, and its no great mystery because Asus is also typically one of the first out of the block with a new chipset technology. The companys new A8N32 SLI Deluxe motherboa...
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