This item doesn’t belong on this page. We have commented before that Asus pays close attention to the layout of their motherboards, and that also shows in the A8N-SLI Deluxe. This newsletter may contain advertising, deals, or affiliate links. Just something to keep an eye out for. At this point I am going to start throwing numbers, so take a breath.

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It is bad enough that two top-end video cards require 4 Xeluxe 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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It’s a poor man’s SSD, but quite effective as a bombproof fast loader. In its favor, the Asus was the only SLI board that allowed you to change the setup from “normal” to “SLI” without having an8 first remove the video card. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment.

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AMD Socket 7 Motherboard. That’s ten 10 drives. We have commented asux that Asus pays close attention to the layout of their motherboards, and that also shows in the A8N-SLI Deluxe.


But ASUS was the first to get us a final board and thus we have them in our review today. Note the location of the nVidia nForce4 chip, underneath the cooling fan.

Motherboard: ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe

But as you will see in the roundup, there are better choices among the SLI boards available. Firewire is also a, or Firewirewhen Asus uses Firewire on their recent Intel boards. If you go with max memory and fastest CPU options, you won’t be out much money and you still end up with acceptable power for anything a basic file or office machine could ever need.

This item doesn’t belong on this page. At this point I am going to start asu numbers, so take a breath. It also has the ability to let you change out the SATA drives on the fly or hot-swap and rebuild in case of drive failure. Thank God for Newegg and their awesome return policy.

It’s forgiving of me when I err in flashing a Bios update. We also very much liked the locks on the video slots because you could release them from the back of the slot as well as the front – a real plus with double slot cards.

Painful and Rewarding by Wesley Fink on February 28, 7: What ended up working best was simply tweaking the memory clock to MHz.

The storage area is an area where it first appears that the Asus stands out. You may unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. As you will see later in our overclocking test, however, this capability is basically wasted, since this Asus is not a particularly good overclocker. Skip to main content. Asus says that this is required for “stable SLI operation”, but the other 3 SLI designs do fine and are quite stable without the 5th power connector.


This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. But having dual gigabit Ethernet makes up for that. This will be an important feature for users who water-cool their video cards or have special cooling in mind for the pair of SLI cards.

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

The feature set on the Asus is just average in this roundup. Our review is a bit on the late side on this one, but we deluxw used the A8N-SLI in many of the other reviews we have done without actually reviewing the board itself.

Post a Comment Comment. It was a perfect fit and in excellent condition.