The board’s dual LAN has several very good on board defenses: This model is solid and easy to work with. The second x16 slot makes things a bit more cramped; nForce4 chip and fan awkwardly located. I like the following: Vietnam Performance Final Words. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. As the PC world develops into the dual-core and bit arena Asus has market available products that support these new technologies.

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A8N-SLI DDR Rev | Asus A8N-SLI S nVidia nForce4 Sli Mb

See all 4 pre-owned listings. Audio is the rather average Realtek with nothing special in the Asus implementation – quite a step down from the leading edge designs of some Asus boards for Intel processors.

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. As you will see later in our overclocking test, however, this capability is basically wasted, since this Asus is not a particularly good overclocker.

Motherboard: ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe

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Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to sil. The system proved stable through all our benchmarking and ran multiple games for extended periods without a hiccup. It’s a poor man’s SSD, but quite effective as a bombproof fast loader.


That still leaves you with two accessible bit slots and one x1 slot, although the remaining x1 slot is still a tight fit. Lately, Asus has stood at or near the top in overclocking, but that has been truer of Asus Intel solutions than those for AMD. With a working sample of the board in hand it looks like ASUS has worked out any issues we had with the first sample of the board, and it should make for a nice gift for someone special or yourself of course for the holiday gamer.

This is respectable material asks work with here. Painful and Rewarding by Wesley Fink on February 28, 7: I am returning these two and getting one GT, but of course, not from Gigabyte! Perhaps there is another Asus SLI in the works that will do a better job at bringing high-end features to Asus nForce4. In its axus, the Asus was the only SLI board that allowed you to change the setup from “normal” to “SLI” without having to first remove the video card.

What ended up working best was simply tweaking the memory clock to MHz. Trending Price New. We have commented before that Asus pays close attention to the layout of their motherboards, and that also shows in the A8N-SLI Deluxe.

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

Replaced one that failed. Subscribing to a newsletter indicates your consent to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We tried tweaking voltages and adjusting the CPU multiplier, but for maximum stability, ass ran at the stock 1. Did not want to go into the expense of upgrading everything.


This newsletter may contain advertising, deals, or affiliate links. That’s ten 10 drives. 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. This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page.

Skip to main content. Vietnam Performance Final Words. AFter countless hours of trying to get this to work AND of course upgrading bios and drivers, I came to find out that these two gigabyte cards are not certified by Nvidia and they will ski work in the sli mode on this ASUS board.

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. Given the constraint of adding a second PCI Express x16 slot, the compromises are really minor.