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ASUS P5N32-SLI Motherboard - 955X vs. nForce4 IE x16 (Page 1)

Today we're looking at the ASUS P5N32-SLI motherboard based on nVidia's nForce 4 Intel Edition x16 chipset.
By: Cameron Johnson from Jan 10, 2006 @ 23:00 CST
TweakTown Rating: 9.5%Manufacturer: ASUS

Introduction

It isn't a mystery to us that nVidia has released a second nForce 4 Intel Edition chipset. nVidia has had a track record of not getting it perfect the first time around, but we have to give it to the 3D giant - they are always willing to fix a flop, and this is one of the times we are happy to see a new revision.

The original nForce 4 Intel Edition was plagued with a few major problems. The first was that it still needed to use two PCI Express x8 slots to get SLI, rather than using two PCI-E x16 slots like it was originally planned to have. The most important flaw was compatibility with Intel's top of the line processors. nForce 4 Intel Edition would not work with the Intel Pentium Extreme Edition Dual Core with Hyper-Threading CPU's, it would simply result in a locked up system after about 20 minutes of use.

The new nForce 4 Intel Edition x16 has come to the party to remedy the problems of the past, and today we have ASUS's offering on the table. So come with us to have a gander at the ASUS P5N32-SLI motherboard.

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