A8N-E from Asus - Chipset - nForce4 Ultra, FSB - 400/333/266, Memory - 4 DDR400 max 4GB, IDE - 133*2, Sata*4, PCI-Ex16, ALC850 8 channel audio, 3 PCI, Raid 0,1 , 1000M Marvell LAN, ATX Form Factor, 10 USB2.0
FEATURES- nVIDIA nForce 4 Ultra Socket 939 Motherboard
The A8N-E has a no nonsense, all performance attitude. This
motherboard is designed to take in AMD Socket 939 CPUs, PCI Express
graphics cards SATA 2.0 devices, and dual-channel memories. On top
of all these, ASUS has also offered AI NOS and Precision Tweaker
for the users to crank up performance even more! If words like
speed and power are relevant to you, then look no further, here it
is - A8N-E.
Includes motherboard, (2) Ultra DMA 133/100/66 cables, IDE cable, FDD
cable, COM cable, 2-port USB2.0/Game module, 2-port USB2.0 USB module,
(4) SATA power cables, (2) 2-port SATA power cables.
* Supports AMD Socket 939 Athlon 64FX/Athlon 64
A8N-SLI supports AMD 939-pin Athlon 64 FX/Athlon 64 processors with
1MB/512KB L2 cache which is based on 64-bit architecture. It features
2000/1600 MT/s HyperTransport Bus and dual-channel un-buffered DDR400
* NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra
NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra deliver unmatched PC security and unbelievable PC
performance. Get it all: PCI Express for AMD platforms and cutting-edge
features including SATA 3Gb/s and NVIDIA nForce Security -- protection
from spyware and hackers. NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ensure maximum PC
performance while futureproofing your PC for demands of tomorrow.
* PCI Express Architecture
PCI Express is the latest I/O interconnect technology that will replace
the existing PCI. With a bus bandwidth 4 times higher than that of AGP
8X interface, PCI Express x16 bus performs much better in applications
such as 3D gaming. The PCI Express x1 interface creates new usages on
desktop PCs e.g., TV tuner, 1394b, and high-speed RAID systems.
* SATA 3Gb/s
A8N-SLI supports next-generation SATA hard drives based on the new SATA
3Gb/s storage specification. Furthermore, the chipset has two dedicated
SATA controllers delivering more scalable performance and doubles the
bus bandwidth for fast hard drive data retrieval and saves.
* NV RAID
The nFORCE4 chipset incorporated four Serial ATA and two parallel
connectors with high performance RAID functions in RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID
0+1 and JBOD.
* Precision Tweaker
Precision Tweaker is designed for serious overclockers. It offers ways
to raise system performance inch-by-inch and step-by-step to achieve
maximum performance! This is about getting the most out of your machine,
and taking pride in your customized computer. Precision Tweaker provides
overclocking options for all major parts of the system: CPU, Memory,
PCI-Express, and Front Side Bus.
Take control of how much power is going into the memory modules. ASUS
gives you 9-step voltage control to the DIMM.
Find out "exactly" how much power your CPU needs. Fine-tune it with
0.0125 volts at a time!
- PCI-Express Frequency
Explore the frequency options of your PCI-Express graphics card.
SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection) allow FSB tuning from 200MHz up to
400MHz at 1MHz increments.
* AI NOS
Applications such as 3D games and video editing demand a huge chunk of
Inject "nitrous oxide" into your CPU! The patented AI
NOS (Non-delay Overclocking System) technology intelligently detects
system load and automatically boosts performance for the most demanding
tasks. Unlike other dynamic overclocking techniques, AI NOS reacts much
faster to satisfy your unending need for speeds.
* PEG Link
PEG (PCI-Express Graphics) Link lets you to raise GPU and VGA memory
throughput via the motherboard BIOS the same way system bus and memory
bus are tweaked. ASUS engineers carefully fine-tuned the parameters for
PCI-Express cards to provide system stability during high-speed graphics
operation. Furthermore, with two PCI-Express slots, the A8N-E is able to
activate PEG Link on both graphics.
* AI NET2
Diagnose LAN connection before entering OS! Network problems are often
caused by bad cable connection. AI NET2 remotely detects cable
connection the second you turn on the system, and any faulty connections
are reported back up to 100 meters at 1 meter accuracy.
* NV Firewall
NV ActiveArmor enhances network security while delivers the highest
system performance by offloading CPU-intensive packet filtering tasks in
hardware. NV Firewall provides professional-grade traffic inspection
capabilities, instanton protection, advanced management features and is
easy to use and setup via a user friendly wizard.
* AI Audio (8-channel Audio)
A8N-SLI has eight channels of audio output with Coaxial and optical
S/PDIF connector designed to maximize your auditory experience. AI Audio
also provides "Jack Sensing" and "UAJ" functions. "Jack Sensing"
automatically detects and notifies user of any inappropriate connection.
"UAJ" function enables both input and output functions each jacks, thus
eliminates the confusion of Line-in, Line-out and Mic jacks once and for
* ASUS Q-Fan
ASUS Q-Fan technology intelligently adjusts both CPU fan and chassis fan
speeds according to system loading to ensure quiet, cool and efficient
* Universal PCI-E Slot
The ASUS Universal PCI-E Slot gives the users freedom and flexibility on
the utilization of the PCI-E interface. With Universal PCI-E Slot, user
is able to plug in an additional PCI-E graphics card to have dual VGA on
a single motherboard! This special design supports up to 1GB/s in
bandwidth, and it will also take in most of the PCI-E devices out there!
* Max. 10 USB 2.0 ports supports
USB 2.0 is the latest connectivity standard for next generation
components and peripherals.
Backwards compatible with current USB 1.1 peripherals, USB 2.0 delivers
transfer speeds up to 40 times faster at 480Mb/s, for easy connectivity
and ultra-fast data transfers.
* Multi-language BIOS
The multi-language BIOS allows you to select the language of your choice
from the available options. The localized BIOS setup menu helps you
configure your system easier and faster.
* ASUS CrashFree BIOS2
The CrashFree BIOS2 feature now includes the BIOS auto-recovery function
in a support CD.
Users can reboot their system through the support CD when a bootable
disk is not available, and go through the simple BIOS auto-recovery
process. ASUS motherboards now enable users to enjoy this protection
feature without the need to pay for an optional ROM.
* S/PDIF-out on Back I/O Port
This motherboard provides convenient connectivity to external home
theater audio systems via an optical or coaxial S/PDIF-out (SONY-PHILIPS
Digital Interface) jack. It allows to transfer digital audio without
converting to analog format and keeps the best signal quality.
-- SPECIFICATIONs ----------------------------------
- Socket 939 for AMD Athlon 64FX/Athlon 64
AMD64 architecture enables simultaneous 32 and 64-bit computing
Supports AMD Cool 'n' Quiet Technology
2000 MT/s, 1600MT/s Front Side Bus
- NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra
- (4) 184-pin DIMM Sockets support max. 4GB DDR400/DDR333/DDR266
ECC/non-ECC un-buffered DDR SDRAM memory.
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
- (3) 32-bit PCI slots (PCI v2.2)
(1) PCI-Express x16 slot (SLI mode: x8, x8)
(2) PCI-Express x1 slots
(1) PCI Express x4 slot (supports up to 1GB/s)
- Integrated Realtek ALC850, 8-channel CODEC
Audio Sensing and Enumeration Technology
Coaxial/Optical S/PDIF out ports on back I/O
- Integrated nForce4 Gbit MAC with external Marvell PHY:
- NV ActiveArmor
- NV Firewall
- AI NET2
- nForce4 Storage: 4 x SATA 3Gb/s
2 x UltraDMA 133/100/66/33
NVRAID: RAID0, RAID1, RAID 0+1 and JBOD span
cross SATA and PATA
I/O PORTS - Back Panel: (2) PS/2 ports for Keyboard & Mouse
(1) Optical out port
(1) Coaxial S/PDIF out port
(4) USB 2.0 ports
(1) Parallel port
(1) 10BaseT/100BaseTX/1000BaseT/RJ45 port
(1) 8-channel Audio I/O
: (3) USB 2.0 connector supports additional 6 USB 2.0
(1) COM connector
(1) GAME/MIDI connector
CPU Fan/2x Chassis Fan/Power Fan/Chipset Fan
Front panel audio connector
Chassis Intrusion connector
CD audio-in connector
24-pin ATX Power connector
4-pin ATX 12V Power connector
ASUS AI PROACTIVE FEATURES-
AI NOS (Non-delay Overclocking System)
AI NET2 network diagnosis before entering OS
AI NOS (Non-delay Overclocking System)
AI Overclocking (intelligent CPU frequency tuner)
ASUS PEG Link for single/dual graphics cards
Precision Tweaker: vDIMM: 9-step DRAM voltage control
vCore: Adjustable CPU voltage at 0.0125
SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection): allowing
FSB tuning from 200MHz up to 400MHz at
PCIe Frequency: allowing PCIe frequency from
100MHz up to 200MHz at 1MHz increment.
Fixed PCIe/PCI/SATA frequencies.
ASUS PEG Link for single/dual graphics cards
ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
ASUS SPECIAL FEATURES-
ASUS EZFlash, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2, ASUS Q-Fan, ASUS MyLogo2
ASUS Multilanguage BIOS, ASUS Instant Music Lite
PCB SIZE - ATX form factor, 12" x 9.6"