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ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe Motherboard - Full Speed SLI *Exclusive*

By: Shawn Baker | NVIDIA Chipset in Motherboards | Posted: Sep 27, 2005 4:00 am

Specifications of the ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe


Before we begin let's take a quick look at the specifications of the motherboard...




Socket 939 for AMD Athlon™ 64 FX / Athlon 64 X2 / Athlon 64 / Sempron™ processor


AMD Cool 'n' Quiet™ Technology


* Refer to for AMD CPU support list




NVIDIA nForce™4 SLI X16 (NVIDIA nForce SPP 100 / NVIDIA nForce4 SLI)


Front Side Bus


2000 / 1600 MT/s




Dual channel memory architecture


4 x DIMM, max. 4GB, DDR 400 / 333 / 266, ECC, non-ECC, un-buffered memory


* Refer to or user manual for "Memory QVL (Qualify Vendor List)


Expansion Slots


2 x PCI-E x16 with SLI™ support at full x16, x16 mode


1 x PCI-E x4 (Support PCI-E x4 or PCI-E x1 card)


3 x PCI 2.2




Support two identical SLI-ready graphics cards (both x16 mode)




ASUS two-slot thermal design


ASUS Soft SLI Bridge


ASUS PEG Link for dual PCI Express graphics cards




NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16 Southbridge supports


- 2 x Ultra DMA 133 / 100 / 66 / 33


- 4 x Serial ATA 3 Gb/s


- NV RAID: RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5 and JBOD on Serial ATA drives


Silicon Image 3132 SATA controller supports


- 1 x Internal Serial ATA 3 Gb/s hard disk


- 1 x External Serial ATA hard disk (SATA On-the-Go)


- Support RAID 0, 1




Dual Gigabit LAN


Marvell 88E8053 PCI-E Gigabit LAN controller


NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16 Southbridge built-in Gigabit MAC with external Marvell 88E1111 PHY supports:


- NV Firewall


- NV RIS (Remote Installation Service)


- NV ActiveArmor






Realtek ALC850 8-channel CODEC


Universal Audio Jack


Audio Sensing and Enumeration Technology


Coaxial / Optical S/PDIF out ports on back I/O


IEEE 1394


TI 1394a controller supports:


- 2 x IEEE 1394a connectors at midboard




10 x USB 2.0/1.1


ASUS AI Life Features


Stack Cool 2


SATA on the Go (External SATA on back I/O port)


Overclocking Features


Intelligent overclocking tools:


- AI NOS™ (Non-delay Overclocking System)


- AI Overclocking (intelligent CPU frequency tuner)


- ASUS PEG Link - Automatically performance tuning for single/dual graphics cards


Precision Tweaker:


- vDIMM: 8-step DRAM voltage control


- vCore: Adjustable CPU voltage at 0.0125V increment SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection)


- FSB tuning from 200MHz up to 400MHz at 1MHz increment


- Memory tuning from 400MHz up to 800MHz


- PCI Express frequency tuning from 100MHz up to 200MHz at 1MHz increment


Overclocking Protection:


- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)


Special Features


ASUS 8-Phase Power Design


ASUS Fanless Design


ASUS AI Overclocking (intelligent CPU frequency tuner)




ASUS C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall)


ASUS MyLogo2




Back Panel I/O Ports


1 x PS/2 Keyboard


1 x PS/2 Mouse


1 x Parallel


1 x S/PDIF Out (Coaxial + Optical)


1 x External SATA


2 x RJ45


4 x USB 2.0/1.1


1 x Wireless LAN antenna jack


1 x Wireless LAN activity LED


8-Channel Audio I/O


Internal I/O Connectors


6 x USB 2.0/1.1


1 x Floppy disk drive connector


2 x IDE connector


5 x SATA connectors


1 x CPU / 2 x Chassis / 2 x Chipset / 1 x Power Fan connectors


1 x GAME / MIDI connector


2 x IEEE1394a connector


1 x COM connector


Front panel audio connector


Chassis Intrusion connector


CD / AUX audio in


24-pin ATX Power connector


4-pin ATX 12V Power connector


4-pin EZ Plug power connector




8 Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.3, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash, ASUS CrashFree BIOS2


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