AsusTek announced dual x16 PCI Express SLI graphics, 8-Phase Power design and fan-less cooling, the A8N32-SLI Deluxe and P5N32-SLI Deluxe motherboards.
True Dual x16 SLI ? More performance now. Even more later.
Unlike previous SLI-ready motherboards that come with two x8 PCI Express slots, two full-bandwidth, 16-lane PCI Express links ensure maximum graphics performance for next-generation GPUs and games. Compared with dual x8 SLI solutions, the dual x16 platform delivers up to 10% efficiency improvement.
Current 3D games have just begun to experience the performance limitations of current dual x8 SLI systems. The next generation games will present more detailed and higher resolution textures that stress the necessity for even higher graphics bandwidth.
8-Phase Power Design
With 8-Phase Power Design, power modules operate at 15°C lower than conventional power solutions to provide a cool computing environment. Lower temperature also results in lower fan speed for peace and quiet and better stability for overclocking.
8-Phase Power Design reduces input ripple current and output ripple voltage, keeping the CPU and power modules from high power stress to increase component lifespan. Furthermore, it has the advantage of quick transient response. It acts faster than 4-phase power designs to stabilize output current and voltage. This is especially critical when the CPU requires immediate current support when under heavy workload.
Fanless Design ? Stack Cool 2 and Copper Heat Pipe
The Fanless Design brings effective and noiseless cooling to counter the heat generated by components. Watch movies, listen to music and play games, and enjoy the peace and quiet. System damages from fan failure is also a thing of the past.
The copper Heat Pipe directs heat generated by the chipsets to the heatsink near the back I/O ports, where it can be carried away by existing airflow, while Stack Cool 2 effectively transfers heat generated by the critical components to the other side of the specially designed PCB (printed circuit board) for fast heat dissipation.
Optional fan bundle for water-cooling systems
The optional fan is specifically designed to provide sufficient airflow over the CPU power modules and chipset area when water-cooling and passive cooling are utilized, ensuring effective heat dissipation for the entire system.
*Optional fan is included in product package. Use only when water-cooling or passive CPU cooler is installed.
A8N32-SLI Deluxe and Corsair XMS-3500LL PRO
The new XMS-3500LL PRO is the industry?s first high-density memory that delivers blazing performance at CL2-1T low latency. Available in a matched pair of 1GB modules, it is shipped with SPD programmed at 2-3-2-6-1T for the AMD platform. The A8N32-SLI Deluxe and the memory are optimized for each other to reach maximum performance, and are validated for stability and compatibility.
*The Corsair DIMM modules are not included in ASUS motherboard package
Four models are currently available:
AMD Athlon 64 FX/Athlon 64 X2/Athlon 64/Sempron
NVIDIA nForce 4 SLI X16 (NVIDIA nForce SPP 100 and NVIDIA nForce 4 SLI)
2000/1600 MT/s System Bus
4 x DIMM, max. 4GB, DDR 400/333/266
2 x PCIe x16 (running @ x16 speed), 1 x PCIe x4 (Support PCIe x4 or PCIe x1 card), 3 x PCI 2.2
Dual Gigabit LAN
6 x Serial ATA 3 Gb/s ports including 1 external port
2 x IEEE 1394a
Intel Pentium Processor Extreme Edition/Pentium D/Pentium 4/Celeron
NVIDIA nForce 4 SLI X16 (NVIDIA nForce 4 SLI Intel Edition and NVIDIA nForce 4 SLI)
1066/800/533 MHz Front Side Bus
4 x DIMM, max. 16GB, DDR2 667/533
2 x PCIe x16 (running @ x16 speed), 2 x PCIe x1, 1 x PCIe x4, 2 x PCI 2.2
Dual Gigabit LAN
2 x IEEE 1394a