MODEL- A8N-SLI Deluxe
FEATURES- nVideo nForce4 SLI Socket 939 Motherboard
Representing motherboard engineering at its best, the performance of
A8N-SLI Deluxe is not for the faint of heart. The NVIDIA SLI
(Scalable Link Interface) technology enables two PCI-Express cards
on this motherboard to provide extreme performance over the edge.
Enjoy the latest games with most visual effects; go ahead with the
most graphics demanding multimedia utilities. Do not worry, this
mobo is good enough for you, the question is, are you game enough
Includes Motherboard, SLI connector, 1-port IEEE1394 module, SLI
retention bracket, (8) Serial ATA cables, SATA Extension module for
external devices, (4) 2-port SATA power cables, 2-port USB 2.0/Game
module, 2-port USB 2.0 module, COM Port module, UltraDMA 133/100/66
cable, IDE cable, FDD cable, I/O Shield, Users manual, Setting
* 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 SLI MCP
NVIDIA SLI technology revolutionizes PC performance by combining
multiple PCI Express GPUs in a single and scalable system! Gamers and
hardcore enthusiasts know that dual GPUs mean increased, supercharged 3D
graphics and performance.
* 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.
* Dual 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. The Silicon Image controller provides another four Serial
ATA connectors for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, and RAID 5 functions. The
A8N-SLI Deluxe is the ideal solution to enhance hard disk performance
and data back up protection without the cost of add-on cards.
* Dual Gigabit LAN & AI NET2
The integrated dual Gigabit LAN design allows a PC to serve as a network
gateway for managing traffic between two separate networks. This
capability ensures rapid transfer of data from WAN to LAN without any
added arbitration or latency.
ASUS 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 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.
* 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
* IEEE 1394 interface
IEEE 1394 interface provides high speed digital interface for
audio/video appliances such as digital television, digital video
camcorders, storage peripherals & other PC portable devices.
* 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
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
Supports AMD Cool 'n' Quiet Technology
Front Side Bus: 2000 MT/s, 1600MT/s
- 4 Mb Flash ROM, AWARD BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.3
- NVIDIA nForce4 SLI
- (4) 184-pin DIMM Sockets support max. 4GB DDR400/DDR333/DDR266
ECC/non-ECC un-buffered DDR SDRAM memory.
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
- (2) PCI Express x16 slots
SLI mode: x8, x8
Default (single VGA) mode: x16, x1
(2) PCI Express x1 slots
(3) 32-bit PCI slots
- Under SLI mode: support two SLI-ready graphics cards
Under Default (Single VGA) mode: supports all PCI Express
ASUS EZ Plug
ASUS SLI Warning LED
ASUS EZ Selector
ASUS two-slot thermal design
ASUS PEG Link for dual PCIe graphic cards
- Integrated Realtek ALC850, 8-channel CODEC
Audio Sensing and Enumeration Technology
Coaxial/Optical S/PDIF out ports on back I/O
- nForce4 built-in Gbit MAC with external Marvell PHY:
- NV ActiveArmor
- NV Firewall
- AI NET2
MARVELL PCI Gbit LAN controller: - AI NET2
- Integrated TI 1394 controller supports (2) 1394 ports
- nForce4 Storage: (4) SATA 3Gb/s
(2) UltraDMA 133/100/66/33
NVRAID: RAID0, RAID1, RAID 0+1 and JBOD span
cross SATA and PATA.
Silicon Image 3114R RAID controller: (4) Serial ATA with RAID
0, 1, 0+1, 5 (RAID 5 software patch available,
I/O PORTS - Back Panel: (1) Optical + (1) Coaxial S/PDIF Output
(1) PS/2 Keyboard port
(1) PS/2 Mouse port
(1) Parallel port
(2) RJ45 ports
(1) IEEE-1394a/FireWire port
(4) USB 2.0/1.1 ports
8-Channel Audio I/O
Internal Connectors: (1) SLI selector card connector
(3) USB 2.0 connector supports additional (6) USB
(1) IEEE-1394a/FireWire connector
(1) Paraller connector
(1) COM connector (Serial)
(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
OVERCLOCK- AI NOS (Non-delay Overclocking System)
AI Overclocking (intelligent CPU frequency tuner)
ASUS PEG Link for single/dual graphics cards
- vDIMM: 9-step DRAM voltage control
- vCore: Adjustable CPU voltage at 0.0125 increment
- SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection): allowing FSB tuning from
200MHz up to 400MHz at 1MHz increment.
- PCIe Frequency: allowing PCIe frequency from 100MHz up to
200MHz at 1MHz increment.
Adjustable FSB/DDR ratio. Fixed PCIe/PCI/SATA frequencies.
ASUS PEG Link for single/dual graphics cards
ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
- Post Reporter
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2
ASUS Multilanguage BIOS
ASUS Instant Music
ASUS SLI warning LED
ASUS EZ Selector
ASUS EZ Plug
SOFTWARE - Support CD includes:
- ASUS PC Probe - PC Health Monitoring Software
- ASUS LiveUpdate Utility
- ASUS AI Booster
- ASUS Cool ' n' Quiet Utility
- NVIDIA nTune Utility
- Anti-virus software (OEM version)
PCB SIZE - ATX form factor, 12" x 9.6"