We surely do measure and showcase our fair share of ASUS products here, and it is no excellent mystery because Asus is too generally one of the first out of the stop with a fresh chipset tech. The company's fresh AVIIIN32 SLI Deluxe CPU board is no exclusion.
NVIDIA's fresh nForce 4 SLI X16 chipset has been out the door at NVIDIA for months recent, but retail boards have still to look on the scene. We have listened ABIT and others might have boards on the horizon, founded on this fresh high-end NVIDIA chipset, but the AVIIIN32 SLI Deluxe was the first to hit our try bench, and it appears similar it will be the first to hit retail sometime this week.
NVIDIA has too established the Intel edition of the nForce 4 SLI X16, and we are too functioning with that board, dubbed the PVN32-SLI Deluxe, just now.The fresh NVIDIA nForce 4 SLI X16 chipset assumes the similar basic characteristic set of the very successful nForce 4 SLI and expands upon its PCI Express lane form, extending 2 entire X16 graphics port for double graphics SLI forms.
This included another sixteen lanes to the chipset, as well as sixteen extra 2.5G PCI Express SerDes (serializer/de-serializer) interfaces, which in turn includes to chip actual-estate and pin count.
As a solution, in this incarnation, the nForce 4 SLI X16 has become a discrete 2-chip result for north and southbridge practicality. We will give you more on the chipset after; for now let's function down what the ASUS AVIIIN32 SLI Deluxe has to extend.
We have too grown accustomed to ASUS rescuing nicely appointed bunches with its "Deluxe" and "AI Life" branded boards, and the AVIIIN32 SLI Deluxe's set up is fairly much cut from the similar cloth. There are an abundance of SATA information and power cables to modifies several forms, as well as several USB, Game slots, Firewire, and series IO back-plate examples.
ASUS bundles WinDVD suite with the card along with the drivers and utilities disk. In addition, you acquire an SLI bridge link, but it appears similar ASUS has had to go back to the flexible ribbon cable edition with the AVIIIN32 SLI Deluxe. This is not rather as robust, in conditions of staying fixed to the cards, as the fixed PCB edition.
Unluckily there was not much of an choice here if you needed to populate either of the 2 PCI ports in among the board's 2 PCI Express graphics ports. Which brings us to another little shortcoming of the AVIIIN32 SLI Deluxe, which we will discuss presently.
Last edited by nitesh14; 01-06-2012 at 09:25 AM.