While nVidia just released their brand new nForce 600 series chipset, there is a rather quiet part on the nVidia roadmap. Conceived for the Intel Core 2 Duo platform, but not well thought about, we are talking about the nVidia nForce 500 series for the Intel platform.
While it may have the 500 series name, the 590, 570 and 550 based Intel chips are derived from the old C19A chip, the nForce 4 SLI Intel Edition Northbridge. That's right - old Northbridge but new Southbridge.
In early tests from the OEM's, this chipset performed less than stellar in the overclocking department but it was too late for companies to pull out of, as their production lines were already making boards based on this chipset. While they have been made, we won't see them pushed like the nForce 600 series. For companies like ASUS who will create their own nForce 680i motherboard design which takes much more time than purely using the nVidia reference design, it is a good stop gap for them while the newer motherboard is being prepared. That is the exact reason why we are even looking at this motherboard here today.
Today we have the first of these phantom boards in our labs from ASUS. This being dubbed the P5N32-SLI Premium/WiFi-AP and it is based on the top-end nForce 590 SLI Intel chipset.
It's by no means a cheap motherboard being stacked with plenty of very good enthusiast features but it is cheaper than the new nForce 680i based motherboards. We need to take a close and careful look at the ASUS P5N32-SLI Premium motherboard (especially overclocking) and work out if you should really be spending your money on it or waiting for newer boards based on the new nVidia chipset.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- Project Scorpio's GPU is 4.5x faster than Xbox One
- Mass Effect: Andromeda runs on GTX 745, has FOV slider
- 'La La Land', 'Arrival' lead Oscar nominations
- Xbox boss 'really happy' on Project Scorpio's progress
- First footage of Nintendo Switch's touchscreen in action
- Corsair K95 RGB Platinum Mechanical Keyboard Review
- Asrock B150M-HDS problem
- How do i brake the boot loop? (no post)
- Z170X Gamming 5 - Sata Expansion alternatives
- Gigabyte (Business) Partner Questions
- AVerMedia's AVerCaster HEVC RS9280 brings 3G-SDI to professional 4K HEVC video
- Call of Duty World League (CWL) presented by PlayStation 4 invades Texas with CWL Open Event
- PAX South attendees can play Nintendo Switch before it launches
- Acer unveils versatile and robust TravelMate Spin B1 convertible notebook at BETT 2017