Conclusion: The A7N266-E was a solid board. The ASUS A7N266-C just makes the solid board as easier pill to swallow. With a price that is almost a third lower than a full featured 420-D, this 415-D based board has everything you want and nothing you don’t. Performance-wise we were very pleased with this board. Our board revision didn’t come with onboard networking; we highly suggest you find a board that does have it. Just keep your eyes peeled, they do exist.
Conclusion: I guess this board could be reviewed on two bases. One would be the user who takes the board and uses everything on it. The other person would buy it for the nForce and HyperTransport goodies, while turning off the video, and possibly sound. For the first scenario, it’d be hard to find a better board. For the performance and features, the price is really hard to beat. Trying to assemble a worthy low-end system is a hard task to do without going with onboard parts.
Summary: Here is another board that many are waiting to see if it packs the promised punch or not. Asus, synonymous with quality mainboards, straps on the new nForce chipset. Is it fast? Is it stable? Is it hella kewl?
Conclusion: Fazit So, und nun habe ich ein Problem. Mein A7N266 läuft traumhaft gut, verweigert jedoch Suspend To RAM und legt alle Karten auf einen IRQ. Zudem bringt die TwinBank-Technologie beim Einsatz einer AGP Grafikkarte keine Vorteile. Damit kann ich leben und eine gute Bewertung hat sich das Mainboard ebenfalls verdient, denn es zeigte mit der Hardware, die auch alle anderen Testkandidaten vorgesetzt bekommen haben, nicht das geringste Problem.