Are you game enough? Representing motherboard engineering at its best, the performance of A8N-SLI Deluxe is not for the faint of heart. The NVIDIA® SLI ™ (Scalable Link Interface) technology enables two PCI-Express cards on this motherboard to provide extreme performance over the edge. Enjoy the latest games with most visual effects; go ahead with the most graphics demanding multimedia utilities. Don't worry, this mobo is good enough for you, the question is, are you game enough for A8N-SLI.
Supports AMD Socket 939 Athlon 64FX/Athlon 64 A8N-SLI supports AMD 939-pin Athlon 64 FX/ Athlon 64 processors with 1MB/512KB L2 cache which is based on 64-bit architecture. It features 2000/1600 MT/s HyperTransport Bus and dual-channel un-buffered DDR400 memory support.
NVIDIA nForce4 SLI MCP NVIDIA® SLI ™ technology revolutionizes PC performance by combining multiple PCI Express GPUs in a single and scalable system! Gamers and hardcore enthusiasts know that dual GPUs mean increased, supercharged 3D graphics and performance.
PCI Express Architecture PCI Express is the latest I/O interconnect technology that will replace the existing PCI. With a bus bandwidth 4 times higher than that of AGP 8X interface, PCI Express x16 bus performs much better in applications such as 3D gaming. The PCI Express x1 interface creates new usages on desktop PCs e.g., TV tuner, 1394b, and high-speed RAID systems.
SATA 3Gb/s A8N-SLI supports next-generation SATA hard drives based on the new SATA 3Gb/s storage specification. Furthermore, the chipset has two dedicated SATA controllers delivering more scalable performance and doubles the bus bandwidth for fast hard drive data retrieval and saves.
Dual RAID The nForce4 chipset incorporated four Serial ATA and two parallel connectors with high performance RAID functions in RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1 and JBOD. The Silicon Image controller provides another four Serial ATA connectors for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, and RAID 5 functions. The A8N-SLI Deluxe is the ideal solution to enhance hard disk performance and data back up protection without the cost of add-on cards.
Dual Gigabit LAN & AI NET2 The integrated dual Gigabit LAN design allows a PC to serve as a network gateway for managing traffic between two separate networks. This capability ensures rapid transfer of data from WAN to LAN without any added arbitration or latency. ASUS AI NET2 remotely detects cable connection the second you turn on the system, and any faulty connections are reported back up to 100 meters at 1 meter accuracy.
NV Firewall NV ActiveArmor enhances network security while delivers the highest system performance by offloading CPU-intensive packet filtering tasks in hardware. NV Firewall provides professional-grade traffic inspection capabilities, instanton protection, advanced management features and is easy to use and setup via a user friendly wizard.
AI NOS™ Boost performance when you need it the most! Applications such as 3D games and video editing demand a huge chunk of system resource. Inject "nitrous oxide" into your CPU! The patented AI NOS™ (Non-delay Overclocking System) technology intelligently detects system load and automatically boosts performance for the most demanding tasks. Unlike other dynamic overclocking techniques, AI NOS™ reacts much faster to satisfy your unending need for speeds.
AI Audio (8-channel Audio) A8N-SLI has eight channels of audio output with Coaxial and optical S/PDIF connector designed to maximize your auditory experience. AI Audio also provides "Jack Sensing" and "UAJ" functions. "Jack Sensing" automatically detects and notifies user of any inappropriate connection. "UAJ" function enables both input and output functions each jacks, thus eliminates the confusion of Line-in, Line-out and Mic jacks once and for all!
ASUS Q-Fan ASUS Q-Fan technology intelligently adjusts both CPU fan and chassis fan speeds according to system loading to ensure quiet, cool and efficient operation.
IEEE 1394 interface IEEE 1394 interface provides high speed digital interface for audio/video appliances such as digital television, digital video camcorders, storage peripherals & other PC portable devices.
Max. 10 USB 2.0 ports supports USB 2.0 is the latest connectivity standard for next generation components and peripherals. Backwards compatible with current USB 1.1 peripherals, USB 2.0 delivers transfer speeds up to 40 times faster at 480Mb/s, for easy connectivity and ultra-fast data transfers.
Multi-language BIOS The multi-language BIOS allows you to select the language of your choice from the available options. The localized BIOS setup menu helps you configure your system easier and faster.
ASUS CrashFree BIOS2 The CrashFree BIOS2 feature now includes the BIOS auto-recovery function in a support CD. Users can reboot their system through the support CD when a bootable disk is not available, and go through the simple BIOS auto-recovery process. ASUS motherboards now enable users to enjoy this protection feature without the need to pay for an optional ROM.
S/PDIF-out on Back I/O Port This motherboard provides convenient connectivity to external home theater audio systems via an optical or coaxial S/PDIF-out (SONY-PHILIPS Digital Interface) jack. It allows to transfer digital audio without converting to analog format and keeps the best signal quality.
- 2 x PCI Express x16 slot *SLI mode : x8 , x8 *Default(Single VGA) mode : x16, x1 - 2 x PCI Express x1 - 3 x PCI
- Under SLI mode : support two SLI-ready graphics cards* - Under Default(Single VGA) mode: supports all PCI Express graphics cards - ASUS EZ Plug - ASUS SLI Warning LED - ASUS EZ Selector - ASUS two-slot thermal design - ASUS PEG Link for dual PCIe graphic cards
nForce4 Storage: - 4 x SATA 3Gb/s - 2 x UltraDMA 133/100/66/33 - NVRAID : RAID0, RAID1, RAID 0+1 and JBOD span cross SATA and PATA Silicon Image 3114R RAID controller: - 4 x Serial ATA with RAID0, 1, 0+1, 5 (RAID 5 software patch available, no WHQL)
nForce4 built-in Gbit MAC with external Marvell PHY : - NV ActiveArmor - NV Firewall - AI NET2 MARVELL PCI Gbit LAN controller : - AI NET2
Realtek ALC850, 8-channel CODEC Audio Sensing and Enumeration Technology Coaxial/Optical S/PDIF out ports on back I/O
TI 1394 controller supports 2 x 1394 ports
Max. 10 USB2.0 ports
ASUS AI Proactive Features
AI NOS(Non-delay Overclocking System) AI NET2 network diagnosis before entering OS
AI NOS? (Non-delay Overclocking System) AI Overclocking (intelligent CPU frequency tuner) ASUS PEG Link for single/dual graphics cards
Precision Tweaker: - vDIMM: 9-step DRAM voltage control - vCore: Adjustable CPU voltage at 0.0125 increment - SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection): allowing FSB tuning from 200MHz up to 400MHz at 1MHz increment - PCIe Frequency: allowing PCIe frequency from 100MHz up to 200MHz at 1MHz increment
Adjustable FSB/DDR ratio. Fixed PCIe/PCI/SATA frequencies. ASUS PEG Link for single/dual graphics cards ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
ASUS Special Features
Post Reporter ASUS EZFlash ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 ASUS Q-Fan ASUS MyLogo2 ASUS Multilanguage BIOS ASUS Instant Music ASUS SLI warning LED ASUS EZ Selector ASUS EZ Plug
4 Mb Flash ROM, AWARD BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.3
Back Panel I/O Ports
1 x Optical + 1 x Coaxial S/PDIF Output 1 x PS/2 Keyboard 1 x PS/2 Mouse 1 x Parallel 2 x RJ45 1 x 1394 4 x USB 2.0/1.1 8-Channel Audio I/O
Internal I/O Connectors
- 1 x SLI selector card connector - 3 x USB 2.0 connector supports additional 6 USB 2.0 ports - 1 x IEEE1394 connectors - 1 x Paraller connector - 1 x COM connector - 1 x GAME/MIDI connector - CPU Fan / 2x Chassis Fan/ Power Fan/ Chipset Fan connectors - Front panel audio connector - Chassis Intrusion connector - CD audio-in connector - 24-pin ATX Power connector - 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector
Drivers ASUS PC Probe - PC Health Monitoring Software ASUS LiveUpdate Utility ASUS AI Booster ASUS Cool ' n' Quiet Utility NVIDIA nTune Utility Anti-virus software (OEM version)
SLI connector 1 x 1-port IEEE1394 module 1 x SLI retention bracket 8 x Serial ATA cables 1 x SATA Extension module for external devices 4 x 2-port SATA power cable 1 x 2-port USB2.0 / Game module 1 x 2-port USB2.0 module 1 x COM Port module 1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 cable 1 x IDE cable 1 x FDD cable 1 x I/O Shield User's manual Setting Sticker WinDVD Suite
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Not very good on board sound had to purchase separate sound card. Now have trouble with both Ethernet connections as per investigation of internet supplier and hooking up my old system which download speeds are great. Will have to send this back to Asus.
I put this in my new rig and it is making puting it together much easyer than last time all the ports are in good places and the EZ Plug tm Let my power my rear fans without having to run cabled there from the psu:)
This board, at its sale price, is a fantastic value if you want a socket 939 motherboard. Dual RAID and Dual Gigabit LAN. Comes with a mini board to enable you to externally connect 2 SATA II hard drives. Also has 8-channel Audio.
Board performs pretty good. POST seems a bit slower compared to my older board. Had some serious SATA problems with my 250GB DiamondMax Maxtor, but that might've been the hard drive..not sure. Bought this motherboard as a replacement to one that my PSU fried.
I love this mobo but its definatly got a few flaws. The first being its south bridge fan. I dont know if they fixed it on this model as i have one of the earlier asus SLI mobos. The board is great for overclocking and supported my 2 gb of kingston ram with no problem. I've even run a primary SATA drive with a secondary IDE which i found to be really hard using other mobos for some reason. I've had a really really stable system using this mobo and it was a great upgrade from the ASrock had before it. I would recommend this mobo for a mid-range price system with great options for proc and graphics cards since it supports 2 PCI-E cards. Great mobo overall, definatly stick to ASUS.
This is my first ASUS board, love the features, seems to do everything I need, no complaints yet. My next board will probably be an AM2 or AM3 board, based on my experience so far I'll stick with ASUS. Good mobo.
Other than the problems with the fan it is working great for me. I didnt have any of the issues some people seemed to have with getting raid to work. However I wouldnt purchase it again, there were way too many complaints about the fan on the asus forum. I would rather buy a board that doesnt have known issuses.
excellent reliable and storng performances, will buy again definatily.
enough of the negatives. This is a great board. WAY better than the previous ASUS boards that i owned. Do yourself a favour though and hook up your case audio prior to installing the board because it is very tight and tedious to connect. over clocking is great. Have fun with this board.
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