ASUS today introduced the AI Lifestyle P5N32-E SLI motherboard, which offers a third PCI Express x16 for physics card support, and includes several unique thermal technologies that enable powerful yet dependable performance.
The nForce 680i SLI-based P5N32-E SLI supports the Intel Quad-Core Processor and NVIDIA's Quad-SLI technology, and is ready for the up-coming 1,333MHz FSB specification. Made for gamers and tweakers, the motherboard provides the power needed for smooth video and extreme performance.
The P5N32-E SLI is a gamer's dream come true. It is Quad-SLI ready and supports the Intel Quad Core processor, providing superior processing power for the most graphics resource-intensive applications. The motherboard includes three PCI Express x16 slots (two for SLI-ready dual-GPU graphics cards and one reserved for NVIDIA's Physics card) to enable unparalleled graphics performance and gaming realism.
The 8-Phase Power Design provides highly efficient operation to generate less heat than other conventional power solutions. It reduces input ripple current and output ripple voltage, which keeps CPU and VRM (voltage regulation modules) from suffering the risk of high power stress. It has the advantages of quick transient response and stability, especially beneficial when the CPU requires more current immediately under heavy loading or overclocking mode.
The fan-less 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 damage from fan failure is also a thing of the past. The 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.
The motherboard features O.C. Profile, which allows users to save or load multiple BIOS settings. The BIOS settings can be stored in the CMOS or a separate file, giving users freedom to share and distribute their favorite overclocking settings.
The SupremeFX audio card, with 24bit/192kHz sampling in all surround channels, provides high-quality audio whether it's through headphones or 7.1 surround sound speakers.
Besides the P5N32-E SLI, ASUS has also introduced the P5N-E SLI motherboard, based on the NVIDIA 650i chipset. While most competing 650i motherboards settled with the reference design, ASUS has added exclusive technologies to improve overall computing performance.