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
- PUBG's 'Event Mode' will have rotating game types and modes
- Custom Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons will come with a D-pad
- Nintendo debut eShop sale in North America and Europe
- Dying in Sea of Thieves will soon cost you in-game gold
- EA's new AI has taught itself to play Battlefield 1
- (20 Pieces) Apple iPhone X (www.BizFests.com) 64GB $12,980
- GIGABYTE Z170MX Gaming5 non K overclock
- Buy (10 Pieces) Apple iPhone X Brand New Unlocked 64GB $7,490
- Corsair ML140 PRO RGB 140mm Magnetic Levitation Review
- AMD Ryzen Master Utility Memory Access Mode Greyed Out ASROCK x399
- Micron Launches Industry's First Enterprise SATA Solid State Drives Built on Leading 64-layer 3D NAND Technology
- Micron, Rambus, Northwest Logic and Avery Design to Deliver a Comprehensive GDDR6 Solution for Next-Generation Applications
- Toshiba Memory America Unveils UFS Devices Utilizing 64-Layer, 3D Flash Memory
- ASUS Announces GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Series Gaming Graphics Cards
- ASUS Announces ASUS Hangouts Meet Hardware Kit