Sunday, January 14, 2007

Tech Link (Motherboard): ASUS P5N-E SLI nForce 650i SLI

I know that I have just posted a similar review of this motherboard yesterday, but I can't pass up posting a review of our fellow Asian reviewers from VR-Zone. The review has been done by world-reknown overclocker shamino. So check it out...

The ASUS P5N-E SLI definitely answers the call for a cost-effective solution for SLI + Intel Core 2 Duo. The NVIDIA NForce 650i SLI solution has it's place in the market, catering to the budget-conscious who would rather channel the savings towards other components, such as a better graphics card. The performance of this board is great, edging out many of the top boards slightly, especially when it comes to graphics performance. The penalty for running x8 x8 SLI on this board is not huge in most scenarios currently, and a 3-5% can be shrugged off easily. However, I suspect this margin to widen with upcoming games, some of which we have already seen in our tests. The overclockability of this board, in terms of FSB, is comparable to any 680i SLI boards out there - since it is running the C55 chipset like the 680i boards. This makes it all the more attractive for overclockers looking for SLI on the cheap, they with their capped Multipliers on their Core 2 Duo processors will appreciate the close to 500MHz FSB tolerance on this board. Going for USD$150 / SGD$240, this is one of the most value for money motherboards out there, and I was glad I took the time to try her out.

Source:ASUS P5N-E SLI nForce 650i SLI

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