We have commented before that Asus pays close attention to the layout of their motherboards, and that also shows in the A8N-SLI Deluxe. The design of the PCB was also the best of the group with positive side locking that looked like it might survive a few changes. Log in Don’t have an account? The end result is that while the heatsink and fan do the best job they can, the heatsink gets extremely hot. You can change a staggering array of memory settings, adjust the memory clock by 1MHz increments, alter the CPU multiplier, and change the voltage on the chipset, CPU, and memory.

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The lowest-priced item that has been used or worn previously. The system sil stable through all our benchmarking and ran multiple games for extended periods without a hiccup.

If you go with max memory and fastest CPU options, you won’t be out much money de,uxe you still end up with acceptable power for anything a basic file or office machine could ever need. We experimented with a variety of settings and were able to run stably at 2.

Add to this below-average overclocking abilities and the problems experienced with our Ultra cards on just the Asus board, and it is hard to get too excited about this particular Asus board.

Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe: Features and Layout – nForce4 SLI Roundup: Painful and Rewarding

See details for description of any imperfections. The board has features you would pay good money for on a new MOBO. It is bad enough that two top-end video cards require 4 Molex connectors to power them, but on the Asus board you also have to connect another 4-pin Molex for additional video card power.


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Seluxe motherboard also includes no less than eight serial ATA ports. Best In The Biz As the market changes and diversifies, Asus rolls with the punches with a constantly evolving attitude, one that reflects the current state of events in the PC industry in an effort to stay one-step ahead of the wsus at all times. This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page.

ASUS is expecting mass production of the A8N-SLI Deluxe to commence in the coming weeks; this is an extremely important motherboard for ASUS and they have extended their promise to us that it will be widely available before the holidays, most likely starting the first week of December.

Motherboard: ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe

It was a perfect fit and in excellent condition. The board supports 10 USB 2. Awus having dual gigabit Ethernet makes up for that. This item doesn’t belong on this page. ASUS went one step further and also bundles a card that allows you to plug a SATA drive and power into your motherboard, externally without ever opening your case.

ASUS has not returned my calls a8 my emails, but gigabyte, bless their hearts, wrote me back and said in essence: The very first A8N-SLI Deluxe motherboard we received was horribly unstable and we spent the majority of our time just trying to get the thing to work. You may also like. Our sample was one of 10 in the world and fortunately not a mass production sample.


In its favor, the Asus was the only SLI board that allowed asuus to change the setup from “normal” to “SLI” without having to first remove the video card.

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Ratings and Reviews Write a review. The end result is that while the heatsink and fan do the best job they can, the heatsink gets extremely hot.

Show less Show more. Skip to main content. The popularity of this MB means there is always someone who’s willing to help you with a snafu. This motherboard went into a media server to replace the same model motherboard that failed after many years deluxee use.

Rock solid, clean design and superb performance make this a great choice for gaming. Sign up now Username Password Drluxe Me.

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