Summary: There is much to be said about the ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard and also the nForce 590 SLI chipset. First let’s talk chipsets; the nForce 570 SLI/Ultra versions seem to have been deliberately crippled to make the much more expensive 590 SLI option irresistible.
Summary: Asus produced an excellent AM2 motherboard, and I can see the
becoming one of the most sought after motherboards for the AM2 platform. Being the first to produce and release an AM2 motherboard using Nvidia's 590 SLI chipset has its risks.
Summary: Traditionally there is almost no performance difference between motherboards targeted to Athlon 64 CPUs, since processor based on AMD64 architecture have an embedded memory controller, so the chipset doesn’t play any drastic role on performance.
Summary: ASUS M2N32-SLI based on the NVIDIA 590SLI chipset is
definnitely a gem. The board is basically packed with so many features that will
appeal not only to the mainstream enthusiasts but also to the gamers. It supports 2 PCIe x16 with SLI support at full x16,x16
Conclusion: From our benchmarking session, the base performance of the M2N32-SLI Deluxe may not look too different from the mid-range MSI K9N Platinum. However, the M2N32-SLI Deluxe will only truly shine in the hands of the enthusiast who has the time to tweak.