It is clear why motherboard manufacturers are very quick to dismiss the nForce 590 SLI chipset for the Intel platform. Its performance is under par, its overclocking simply is less than stellar compared to the P965 or 975X chipsets. The only thing it has going for it is SLI and with Crossfire support on the Intel P965 and 975X chipsets, there really is no great need for the 590SLI.
As we said earlier, nVidia's brand new nForce 680i chipset has surfaced and if you are want something more overclocking friendly and with more potential, you should look at motherboard based on nVidia's newest chipset rather than this one.
Even given the ASUS P5N32-SLI Premium/WiFi-AP short comings in overclocking and performance, its additional features as well as highly impressive bundle and SLI support make it good for the gamer who wants to upgrade to Core 2 Duo with SLI but if you want to overclock, you need to wait for an nForce 600 series motherboard, as long as you have the big bucks available to splash around.
Overall the boards good features are only tainted by the poor performance of the nForce 590 SLI chipset which isn't ASUS's fault, it's a problem nVidia has to face and they've well and truly done it by introducing the nForce 680i chipset.
Core 2 Duo Support
SLI Ready and Quad SLI
Two full speed x16 slot
Extra PCI Express x16 slot for Physics
Very impressive bundle
Designed with water cooling users in mind
Cheaper than nForce 680i boards but only just
Poor stock and overclocking performance
Overclocking is very poor - time to retire the old C19 chipset
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Rating - 7.5 out of 10
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