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A8N32-SLI, whats new or better then A8N?

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Can someone tell me whats better, or different?
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yes, The PCI express video cards running in SLI are limited to 8x, due to 2 cards sharing 16x. So, if a new board using 32x should appear, both cards will operate at full 16x.
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ahhhh yes, but thats the only thing different?
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A8N32-SLI Deluxe http://usa.asus.com/products3.aspx?l...24%20SLI%20X16
AMD Socket 939 Athlon 64 FX/Athlon 64 X2/Athlon 64/Sempron
True Dual X16 SLI
8 Phase Power Design
Fanless Design - Heat Pipe & Stack Cool 2
Optional FAN for Water-cooling
64-bit CPU support
External Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s port
A8N-SLI Deluxe http://usa.asus.com/products4.aspx?l...75&modelmenu=1
Supports AMD Socket 939 Athlon 64FX/Athlon 64
NVIDIA nForce4 SLI
PCI Express Architecture
SATA 3Gb/s
Dual RAID
Dual Gigabit LAN & AI NET2
NV Firewall
AI NOS™
AI Audio (8-channel Audio)
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The 8 phase power design, mosfet water cooling fan, and dual 16x pci-e ports are the main difference from the Asus A8N-SLI Premium. there are many differences between these two models and the lower models including heatpipe cooling, switchless SLI, wider space between SLI slots (And extra large connector provided). i should know, I have both. The deluxe models are lower end than both of the above models. The A8N32 really should have been called premium as its got much in common with the premium.


both are better in every way but if you are going to go SLI, the A8N32 is the best on the market right now.
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post #6 of 10
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thanks for the info
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post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by Robilar
The 8 phase power design, mosfet water cooling fan, and dual 16x pci-e ports are the main difference from the Asus A8N-SLI Premium. there are many differences between these two models and the lower models including heatpipe cooling, switchless SLI, wider space between SLI slots (And extra large connector provided). i should know, I have both. The deluxe models are lower end than both of the above models. The A8N32 really should have been called premium as its got much in common with the premium.


both are better in every way but if you are going to go SLI, the A8N32 is the best on the market right now.
MSI also makes a motherboard that is 16X on both PCI Express slots.
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post #8 of 10
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130037

but with the 8 phase power and its not that much more i would prob go with the asus (imo) allthough i wouldnt mind giving the msi a shot
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post #9 of 10
I have the P5N32-SLI Deluxe which is the A8N32-SLI but for LGA 775 Intel platforms and it is absolutely amazing, though I only use it with 1 X800XL PCIe so I really haven't tried out SLI or SLIx16 but just as an all around motherboard it is absolutely great, got my P4 3.0 to 3.75 for daily use, 3.825 also 100% stable (but I like DDR2 500 and 1000FSB better than the slight performance increase from going to 3.825 ) and I was able to boot at 4.005!
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post #10 of 10
SSCR, the new MSI board isn't as fast as the Asus but does have better on board sound (for those who actually use on board sound).

http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/01/..._diamond_plus/

The Asus is actually faster in every test.
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