Introduction and Specifications
Asus is the first motherboard vendor to get a retail board out based on the new nForce4 SLI X16 chipset for the AMD systems. NVIDIA has been touting this as the ultimate gamer’s platform and we were eager to see if the product matched the PR.
All the way back in August of this year NVIDIA unofficially announced the X16 versions of their X16 nForce4 chipsets for AMD and Intel platforms by partnering with Dell on a new gaming system. Unfortunately for the media and for gamers in general this did not allow us to get a hold of a motherboard to test and review. We were simply left with vague statements from NVIDIA and partners that the X16 chipsets were going to be the “ultimate gamer’s platform” and the like. Well now we have a retail motherboard in house from Asus, the A8N32-SLI, and we can finally get at the information we all wanted.
Of course, we are also going to go through our entire motherboard testing suite so we can guage how well implemented the chipset is on Asus’ board. Below is the list of specs from Asus’ website, and its quite a long one…
Specifications (from Asus.com)