“Early this year we reviewed the Asus M3A32-MVP Deluxe, a high-end Phenom supporting motherboard that featured the AMD 790FX chipset. But while gamers wanting to use Crossfire technology will no doubt be quite happy with that product, those wanting to use multiple Nvidia-based graphics cards are going to have to look elsewhere.
Unfortunately SLI support does come at a price and choice premium for AMD users. The Asus Crosshair II Formula that we will be testing today features the Nvidia nForce 780a SLI chipset, which is currently the most advanced SLI capable chipset available to AMD users. This new Asus motherboard is a member of the elite “Republic of Gamers” series, meaning that it is geared towards gaming.”
Here are some more Motherboard articles from around the web:
- Asrock P45R2000-WiFi 775 Motherboard @ Pro-Clockers
- Asus P5E3 Premium WiFi-AP @n Edition Motherboard @ Legit Reviews
- NVIDIA nForce 790i and Intel X48 Chipset @ Digit-Life
- Battle of the mainstream – ASRock P45R2000-WiFi vs ECS P45T-A @ CPU3D
- MSI P7N SLI Platinum (750i) Motherboard Review @ Madshrimps
- MSI’s P45 Platinum motherboard @ Bit-tech
- Intel P45 Vs. X48 Crossfire Performance @ Tweaktown
Source: Tech Spot
The new ASUS Crosshair II Formula is a 780a SLI chipset, with a GeForce 8 onboard and a PCIe 1x add in card for sound, as opposed to an onboard chip. The sound card makes sense on two levels, it can be physically removed if a XiFi or other card is purchased and it saves a lot of space on the PCB. Techspot took a look at this Phenom board, and their only dissapointment was the price.