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P5N32-E SLi vs. P5N32-E SLi Plus

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The P5N32-E SLi uses an NVIDIA® nForce® 680i SLI™ while the P5N32-E SLi Plus uses an NVIDIA® Dual x16 SLI. The former is slightly more expensive than the latter. May i know which is better? What's the difference between the 2 chipsets anyway?
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The plus version is basically a revised P5N32-E. Asus replaced the 680i chipset with a cooler running (and cheaper) 650i, then slapped on an nForce 570 on the SouthBridge to enable full 16x SLi. They also revised the capacitors slightly but there are no real performance differences between the two boards that I'm aware of.
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So no difference in performance? The plus version is just cheaper? So the plus version is the more logical choice?
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post #4 of 28
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So no difference in performance? The plus version is just cheaper? So the plus version is the more logical choice?
Performance wise at stock there's no difference, I cannot vouch for overclocking potential between the two board's though.
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i chose the p5n32-e SLI because it's a proven performer.
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I see. Since no difference at stock, I'd have to choose the P5N32-E SLi Plus. They stopped selling the P5N32-E SLi where I'm at. Thanks guys!
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post #7 of 28
Robilar recommended the non plus version.

If youre not going to change anything then maybe the plus version.

However if youre not changing anything then an overclocking forum is a funny place to ask....lol
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Robilar recommended the non plus version.

If youre not going to change anything then maybe the plus version.

However if youre not changing anything then an overclocking forum is a funny place to ask....lol
Yes, I will overclock, but in teh spirit if increased work productivity and not to complete. So I will value stability over absolute speed....

Thanks, g-
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I intend to overclock after the warranty has expired. But in terms of overclockability(if there is such a word), is it much of a significant difference?
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post #10 of 28
overclock after the warranty expires? 3 years? lol you can probably get that e6600 for 50 bucks by then.
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