Asus has been at the forefront of the PC motherboard market since their onset and continues to pursue that quest with zeal as seen in their many award winning product releases. Known for overclocking and having an abundance of motherboard features; Asus has made themselves a household name by going the extra mile and making products geared for the enthusiasts market. We have reviewed many of their products over the course of our time here on the web, and in several cases have awarded them our coveted Editor's Choice Award, as they have shown that they can manufacture PC parts that not only are reliable and stable, but have a tendency to be just a tad above the competition. When we receive new CPU test kits from AMD, they have many times included a motherboard from Asus as their choice of platform board to present to the media as their platform representative.
As the market changes and diversifies, Asus rolls with the punches with a constantly evolving attitude, one that reflects the current state of events in the PC industry in an effort to stay one-step ahead of the game at all times. As the PC world develops into the dual-core and 64-bit arena Asus has market available products that support these new technologies. If a company makes a worthy chipset, you can be sure Asus will be one of the first, if not the first to implement the new technology into a motherboard design. Our review is a bit on the late side on this one, but we have used the A8N-SLI in many of the other reviews we have done without actually reviewing the board itself. That changes now as we take the time to take an in-depth look at what has made the A8N-SLI Deluxe one of the hottest selling motherboards for the AMD Socket 939 platform. NVIDIA has one of its strongest partners with Asus, and with the nForce4 chipset now dominating over 55% of the entire AMD motherboard market NVIDIA is becoming a serious player in their own right in the chipset business.