ASUS A8R32-MVP Deluxe Motherboard Preview :: Introduction

03-01-2006 · Category: Motherboards

By Doc Overclock

Well today spells a new day in the era of chipsets as ATI releases the new Xpress 3200 chipset that stands to take the motherboard to a new level of performance. Having many new developments in design and better communications throughout the system busses will allow faster graphics performance and fewer bottlenecks, which should help in the overall running of the system.

ASUS A8R32-MVP Deluxe Motherboard Preview

Geared for overclocking the new Asus A8R32-MVP has many features that will allow moderate to mid range overclocking without any increases in voltage, and for more dynamic overclocking, headroom has been pre-designed into the board for stability with increased voltage in mind. At the launch we saw a few systems running an AMD Athlon64 FX60, which clocked at 2.8GHz from the factory was running very stable at 3.0GHz with no voltage increases of any kind.

Gaming performance scores were above any previously seen by the CrossFire solution as the new chipset provides faster gameplay and the first true PCIe Dual 16X channel solution to hit the market. Other boards have carried the 32 nomenclature, but the new Xpress 3200 chipset boards to actually do it and it shows in the performance shown at the event. I only got the board this morning due to a mishap at the event, which BTW left me board less and a week behind on this one. I quickly however have put together a first look at the new Asus A8R32-MVP, along with a few pictures from the launch event.