Introduction and Specifications
The Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus motherboard combines north and south bridge chipsets from different generations to make a truly unique motherboard for the Intel Core 2 Duo platform. Does its low-price and performance combination have what it takes?
Asus has been one of the main innovators in motherboard technology over the past several years. The Asus Crosshair and Striker motherboards were the first to offer anything really new to the motherboard segment in quite some time. In the chipset world, NVIDIA has been the king of features and performance for some time as well, offering new solutions for both AMD and Intel platforms that go beyond pretty much anything else you can find.
The nForce 680i SLI chipset is a great product that was released in November of last year that was fast, overclockable and offered a wide range of features. The main concern was price: you still can’t find the EVGA 680i SLI motherboard for under $240. Asus is claiming that you can get nearly all of the performance, features and even overclocking levels by getting their new P5N32-E SLI Plus motherboard that is for sale for around $50 less.
Specifications (from Asus.com)