Originally Posted by Melee
Yes Sir, but I'm not sure how that helps with my confusion. lol According to that table, the only significant difference between the Pro and Deluxe are the Power Phases at 16+2 vs. 12+2. Otherwise, they look pretty equal. I also have no clue of what the overall goal is with the EVO since it seems almost identical to the PRO.
That also doesn't include the Sabertooth or the Gigabyte boards which I would like to see in an actual comparison to the ASUS boards instead of just against each other.
- 16+2 phase (deluxe)
- # SATA Ports
- Intel GigE
- MOBO power & reset buttons
- LED diagnostic code
- Bluetooth 2.1
- BT Turbo Remote OR Rog Connect mobile applications
- Motherboard layout (Personal Preference)
- Superior audio
A few off the top of my head
I know the other boards have less SATA ports, we know some have less phases, some play tricks in SLi or crossfire, and some have inferior layouts or worse, PCI slots
. The Sabertooth is marketing, if you plan to OC then it isn't for you.. Besides ASUS the other boards all seem the same from LAN chips to audio chips.
We've seen all boards are capable of a good OC.. The difference should come done to features, warranty, and support.
*Edit - here is a review that indirectly compares the ASUS Deluxe, Gigabyte UD4, and the MSI GD55.
The reviewer indirectly compares the BIOS of each board and gives hints on how to OC SB. In short it seems the reviewer enjoyed the ASUS EFI over the MSI, and gave a quick shove to Gigabyte for lacking such support at launch.Edited by vortech - 1/7/11 at 9:48pm