ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wi-Fi Edition Motherboard Review :: M2N32-SLI Deluxe Features

05-31-2006 · Category: Motherboards

By Doc Overclock

ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wi-Fi Edition Motherboard Review

CPU
Support AMD® Socket AM2 Athlon 64 X2 / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64/ Sempron
AMD Cool 'n' Quiet™ Technology
AMD64 architecture enables simultaneous 32-bit and 64-bit computing
AMD Live!™ Ready
Chipset
NVIDIA nForce® 590 SLI™ MCP
NVIDIA LinkBoost™ Technology
System Bus 2000 / 1600 MT/s
Memory
Dual channel memory architecture
4 x DIMM, max. 8GB, DDR2-800/667/533, ECC and non-ECC, un-buffered memory
Expansion Slots
2 x PCI Express x16 slot with NVIDIA® SLI™ technology support, at full x16, x16 speed
1 x PCI Express x4
1 x PCI Express x1
1 x PCI 2.2
Scalable Link Interface (SLI™)
Support two identical NVIDIA SLI-Ready graphics cards (both at x16 mode)
ASUS two-slot thermal design
ASUS PEG Link
Storage
NVIDIA nForce® 590 SLI™ MCP supports:
* 1 x Ultra DMA 133 / 100 / 66 / 33
* 6 x Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s
* NVIDIA MediaShield™ RAID supports RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5 and JBOD span cross Serial ATA drives
Silicon Image® 3132 SATA controller supports
* 1 x Internal Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s
* 1 x External Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s port on back I/O (SATA On-the-Go)
* Support RAID 0, 1, and JBOD
LAN
Dual Gigabit LAN controllers support NVIDIA DualNet® technology
NVIDIA nForce® 590 SLI™ MCP built-in dual Gigabit MAC with external Marvell PHY
* Support Teaming and fail-over functions
* Support TCP/IP Acceleration
Audio
ADI 1988B 8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC
Support Jack-Sensing, Enumeration, Multi-streaming and Jack-Retasking
Coaxial, Optical S/PDIF out on back I/O port
Support DTS® Connect function
Wireless LAN(Optional) WiFi-AP Solo™ USB wireless module supports IEEE802.11b/g
IEEE 1394a TI 1394 controller supports 2 x 1394a ports
USB Wireless Edition: max. 8 USB2.0/1.1 ports
Standard version: max. 10 USB2.0/1.1 ports
ASUS AI Lifestyle Features
AI Nap
AI Gear
Advanced Thermal Design
* ASUS Fanless Design: Heat-pipe Thermal solution
* Stack Cool2
* ASUS 8-Phase Power Design
ASUS Crystal Sound
* ASUS Array Mic
* Noise Filter
WiFi-AP Solo™ (Optional):
* 54 Mbps IEEE 802.11g and backwards compatible with 11 Mbps IEEE 802.11b
* Software Access point mode
* Station mode : Infrastruceure mode and Ad-Hoc mode
ASUS Exclusive Overclocking Features
Intelligent overclocking tools:
* ASUS AI NOS™ (Non-delay Overclocking System)
* AI Overclocking (intelligent CPU frequency tuner)
* AI Clock Skew
* ASUS PEG Link - automatically performance tuning for graphics cards
* ASUS O.C. Profile: overclocking configuration-sharing tool
Precision Tweaker:
* vDIMM: 25-step DRAM voltage control
* vCore: Adjustable CPU voltage at 0.0125V increment
* SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection): allowing FSB tuning from 200MHz up to 400MHz at 1MHz increment
* PCIe x16 Frequency: allowing PCIe x16 frequency from 100MHz up to 200MHz at 1MHz increment
Overclocking Protection:
* ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
ASUS AI Booster Utility
Adjustable FSB/DDR2 ratio. Fixed PCI/PCIe frequencies.
Special Features
ASUS EZ DIY:
* Q-Connector
* ASUS CrashFree BIOS3
* ASUS EZ Flash2
ASUS Music Alarm
ASUS MyLogo3
Back Panel I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 Keyboard port
1 x PS/2 Mouse
1 x Optical + 1 x Coaxial S/PDIF Output
1 x External SATA
2 x LAN (RJ45) port
4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
1 x IEEE 1394a port
1 x WiFi-g™ antenna jack (WiFi Edition only)
1 x COM port
8-channel Audio ports
Internal connectors
Wireless Edition: 2 x USB 2.0 connectors supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports
Standard version: 3 x USB 2.0 connectors supports additional 6 USB 2.0 ports
1 x Floppy disk drive connector
1 x IDE connector for two devices
7 x SATA connectors
1 x CPU / 4 x Chassis / 1x Chipset / 1 x Power Fan connectors
1 x IEEE1394a connector
1 x Parallel connector
1 x S/PDIF output connector
1 x ADH connector
Chassis Intrusion connector
Front Panel Audio connector
CD audio in
24-pin ATX Power connector
4-pin ATX 12V Power connector
System panel connector
BIOS 8Mb AWARD BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.3
Manageability WOL by PME, WOR by PME, Chasis Intrusion, PXE
Accessories
1 x SLI bridge
1 x ASUS Array Mic
1 x ASUS Optional Fan
1 x ASUS Q-Connector Kit (USB, 1394, system panel; Retail version only)
1 x wireless antenna (For WiFi Edition only)
1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 cable
1 x Floppy disk drive cable
6 x SATA cables
3 x SATA power cable for 6 devices
1 x 2-port USB2.0 module
1 x IEEE1394a module
1 x I/O Shield
InterVideo® Media Launcher (OEM version only)
User's manual
Support CD
Drivers
ASUS WiFi-AP Solo™ Wizard
ASUS PC Probe II
ASUS Update
ASUS AI Booster
NVIDIA MediaShield™ RAID
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
Form Factor ATX Form Factor, 12"x 9.6" (30.5cm x 24.5cm)