Introduction and Specifications
The Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe has become one of the favorite AM2 motherboards since the processors launch this summer. We take some time to review the board and find out if it is worth all the discussion.
The nForce 590 SLI chipset for the AMD AM2 platform was launched in conjunction with the processors in June of this year, and NVIDIA has enjoyed much success with it since then. The only major competition for it has been ATI’s XPress 3200 chipset, and ATI hasn’t had much success getting board vendors to actually make and sell those boards. NVIDIA, much like we saw with the nForce4 chipset in the Socket 939 days, is mopping up the chipset market not necessarily because of technical advantage, but due to the incapable competition.
Today we are reviewing the Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard, based on that same nForce 590 SLI chipset we were bragging about above. The Asus board wasn’t the first to find its way to reviewer’s hands, it was pretty close and there is a good chance this board has populated into many PC enthusiasts systems already.
Specifications (from Asus.com)