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ASUS K8V Deluxe Wireless Edition Motherboard Review

The latest piece of hardware to go through our labs is the ASUS K8V Deluxe Wireless Edition motherboard based on VIA's popular K8T800 chipset for the AMD Athlon 64. It contains enough features to put a smile on any geeks face - maybe even enough for yours.

By: | Editorials in Motherboards | Posted: Jan 13, 2004 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%Manufacturer: ASUS

Introduction

 

As head of the TweakTown Canadian Lab, I'm frequently burdened with a fair amount of pressure regarding our benchmarking machines. Scott Mueller, author of several popular computer bibles, once stated that a computer's brand is labelled depending on the manufacturer of that specific computer's motherboard; following this belief, one would say every single test-bench machine in the Canadian Lab is ASUS branded - and damn proud we are.

 

From our extreme top-of-the-line Athlon 64 FX-51 machines to our counterpart Athlon 64 3200+'s, we can confidently announce the new branding of each and every one of our benchmarking machines: Including SK8N'S and SK8V'S. To further celebrate this, we present to you our absolute latest addition to the test-bench machine family: ASUS's K8V Deluxe Wireless Edition. Today we're taking an in-depth look at ASUS's brand new Athlon 64 motherboard, complimented with a never-before-seen inclusion of a wireless AP card and an omni-directional antenna.

 

At first, being very sceptical, we were becoming sick of ASUS's logo-plagued box: repeatedly advertising their new "wireless technology bundle". After a flip of a cover and a page or two read, we were more than pleasantly surprised. Hold tight as we introduce you to a product with a whole lotta' stickers and a few surprises as well.

 

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