Intel's Larrabee Architecture Disclosure: A Calculated First Move
4 August 2008
Conclusion: Well, we've known it was coming for quite a while. We knew it would be a many-core CPU architecture well suited to graphics. And with as much information as we were given, when we sat down to look at what we had we felt like we still didn't know anything about Larrabee. Piles of data and information, insight into how a software render would fit on top of the underlying architecture...
Conclusion: Layout and Features The P5ND2-SLI Deluxe was every bit a high end ASUS board with a complete feature set comprising of dual Gigabit LAN, FireWire and dual SATA II RAID. What we liked about the board was the Sil3132 PCIe SATA II controller, a feature we missed on the A8N-SLI Deluxe, making the Intel platform P5ND2-SLI Deluxe a better-equipped board than its AMD counterpart. The board only looses out to MSI's P4N Diamond, which uses an onboard Sound Blaster Live!
Conclusion: The P5N32-SLI Deluxe comes in a full retail package with all appropriate cables being included and a very helpful manual. Taking a close look at the the black colored PCB, you will see that the it is of quality construction, and incorporates the Stack Cool 2 technology. Dual X16 PCI-Express with SLI support, double Gigabit LAN, HD-AUDIO, SATA RAID, Dual Channel, N.O.S. are only some of the board's long list of features.
Pros: Dual X16 SLI support, Excellent features, Good Retail Package, Very Good performance, Monitor utility from within Windows, Q-Fan and AI NOS features, Great motherboard overclocking capabilities