Conclusion: Those of you that read our MSI GD-65 review will recall a couple of things that Gary highlighted as needing improvement. First of all, sleep mode recovery at higher BCLKs not working on the GD-65 (190 BCLK and over). We're happy to say the Trinergy does not share this trait.
Summary: Compared to some of the other Intel LGA-775 motherboards we have
recently tested at Phoronix, the ASUS P5N-E SLI had functioned great with both
Linux and Solaris. The only minor issue we had run into was with LM_Sensors which
had not properly read some of the sensors.
Summary: Of the two motherboards we've looked at today, the Striker Extreme easily has the most to prove. Not only is the Striker Asus' flagship Core 2 motherboard, it's also the single-socket board we've ever tested. Fortunately, it's also the most luxurious.
Nvidia nForce 650i SLI Chipset and only $130: ASUS P5N-E SLI Mainboard Review
9 March 2007
Summary: Together with the expensive nForce 680i SLI chipset Nvidia started shipping better value core logic sets for Intel Core 2 processors. Today we are going to review one of the first mainboards on nForce 650i SLI designed by ASUS.
Pros: Good performance, Can overclock the FSB almost to 500MHz, Can overclock system memory independently, Appealing price
Cons: Chipset and the CPU voltage regulator are not cooled enough, A FSB hole from 400 to 450MHz, Faulty PCB design, Six-channel integrated audio
Excerpt: When purchasing an ASUS motherboard, consumers are not just paying for a brand name. ASUS' build quality is excellent and more often than not, the overall package and bundled features are also very valuable.
Conclusion: Apart from the high priced motherboards for enthusiasts, ASUS also offer very affordable solutions for entry level users. The Asus P5N-E SLI is one of those solutions and comes at a retail price of around €150, making it very appealing indeed.
Conclusion: W starciu z i965P chipset nVidii wypada delikatnie lepiej. Jest to dość dobrze widoczne w przypadku Command Rate 1T, które jest bardzo pożądane w tym wypadku. Ale nawet z 2T wydajność nie jest zauważalnie gorsza. Chcąc podsumować płytę, zaczniemy od ceny.
Excerpt: Chipset nForce 650i SLI, costo d'acquisto non proibitivo e sistema di raffreddamento completamente passivo per questa scheda madre adatta all'abbinamento con processori Intel Core 2 Duo e Core 2 Quad.
Conclusion: La ASUS P5N-E SLI es una tarjeta madre para entusiastas que buscan una buena placa por un precio accesible y claro que tenga soporte para los nuevos procesadores con bus de 1333mhz (Actualización de BIOS requerida al menos en la revisión que tengo), Memorias DDR2 de 800 y Tenga Soporte SLI.