Conclusion: Certainly the list of good stuff for the Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe is long. Starting with the nForce 4 16X SLI is a good omen. The heatpipe and cooling technology implemented is a definite plus. With overclocking features to match the cooling it should be an excellent platform to squeeze extra MHz out of your Socket 939 CPU of choice. Dual Gigabit Ethernet and 8 channel audio are pretty much standard now for SLI boards, but they certainly don't hurt.
ASUS A8N32 SLI Deluxe - nForce 4 SLI X16 Unleashed
22 July 2006
Excerpt: We certainly do evaluate and showcase our fair share of ASUS products here at HotHardware, and it's no great mystery because Asus is also typically one of the first out of the block with a new chipset technology. The company's new A8N32 SLI Deluxe motherboard is no exception. NVIDIA's new nForce 4 SLI X16 chipset has been out the door at NVIDIA for months now, but retail boards have yet to appear on the scene.
Excerpt: Viewing page 1 of 6 pages. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Next February 9, 2006 by Devon Cooke and Mike Chin Product ASUS A8N32-SLI DELUXE Fully Loaded Socket 939 Motherboard Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Street Price US$200~220 As a general rule, silencers don't expect that much from their motherboards.
Excerpt: It wasn�t so long ago that we took a look at the superb Asus A8N SLI Premium edition board, and found it to be both a very capable performer and also packed with as many features as you are ever likely to need. Never one to rest on their laurels......
Summary: At , 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 less than the A8N32-SLI Deluxe, and in most cases, they should be every bit as fast. However, there's a possibility that the A8N32-SLI's price will fall as other nForce4 SLI X16-based motherboards hit the market.
Conclusion: 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 make this a very attractive package.
Pros: Dual X16 SLI support, Good Retail Package, Very Good performance, Quiet operation, Monitor utility from within Windows, Q-Fan and AI NOS features, Excellent overclocking capabilities
Conclusion: Motherboard's are the backbone of any PC system and they're required to be rock solid and able to handle just about any hardware installed without kicking up too much of a fuss. The ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe is a prime example of a motherboard built with this in mind. Many manufacturers try to woo consumers with the focus on peripheral features and extravagant (and sometimes unnecessary) designs, but this isn't the case with the A8N32-SLI Deluxe.