Conclusion: The M2N32-SLI Deluxe gets full marks right across the board, layout, features, design, stability, performance and the rest. There are few motherboards that really offer it all like this one. ASUS has been hot on overclocking performance for quite some time now and the M2N32-SLI Deluxe is another overclocker’s fantasy. With nothing more than the standard aluminum retail cooler in place, it looked like the M2N32-SLI Deluxe would stop at nothing.
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. Feature wise these three chipsets are all the same, jam packed with impressive features.
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. Sometimes rushed products can cause lots of problems with BIOS issues. Well, I'm glad to say that this isn't the case. It's one of the fastest performing motherboards I've tested to date.
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. Because of this the decision on what socket AM2 motherboard one should buy must be based on extra features, price and overclocking capability.
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
speed. There is another 1 PCIe X4 slot supporting PCIe x4 or x1 card. There are
1 x PCIe x1 slot and 2 x PCI 2.2 slots.
The NForce 590 SLI MCP supports 1 x IDE upto 2 UDMA 133/100/66/33 devices, 6
SATA II 3.0 Gb/s.
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. It still seems that it is a little too early judge the full capabilities of the nForce 500 series MCPs though.