Asus is an advocate of quiet, failure-free passive chipset cooling, and you will see that in the massive heatsink used on the Northbridge. Standard onboard goodies consist of 7. The overclocking controls are excellent in their range as we have come to expect on Asus boards. Merry Christmas from The Tech Report staff! Asus tells us that Revision 2. Features and Layout Abit AV8:

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The layout of the A8V Deluxe is excellent.

Voldenuit It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays. The A8V Deluxe is loaded with RAID options, but Asus keeps everything neat and tidy by arranging all the storage-related ports along one edge of the board.

ASUS A8V-XE – motherboard – ATX – Socket 939 – K8T890 Series

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Asus A8V Motherboard Includes: Tiny north bridge fans seem to be more prone to failure and high-pitched whining, especially over time, so passive north bridge cooling is a good thing. Log in Don’t have an account?

About Us Employment Privacy Policy. LG HU85L projector needs but two inches to cast a 90″ picture. As a consumer, I’m sure you can understand that no one likes to buy into a short-lived CPU form factor remember the now defunct socket Intel Williamette? The IDE connectors are in our preferred upper right edge of the board.


Asus A8V Deluxe – Revision 2. All Athlon64 processors have the memory controller built into the processor, yet the VIA K8T Pro Northbridge still gets quite toasty during operation.

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Like all dual-channel designs, memory must be added in pairs for optimal performance. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. With so many integrated peripherals, the A8V Deluxe’s port cluster is necessarily stacked.

Noteworthy are the ratios in fine 0. It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays.

Asus’ A8V Deluxe motherboard – The Tech Report – Page 2

AMD’s situation has since cleared itself up, and the socket AMD Athlon64 processor with support for dual channel DDR memory has been enthusiastically received by consumers looking for a long term edge. Several weeks ago, Asus advised that they had completed a new Revision 2.

Having both primary and auxiliary power connectors near the top of the board simplifies cable routing and reduces unwanted cable clutter around the CPU socket. Another is located at the bottom right hand corner of the board for the system fan. Customize The Tech Report Battle at the Top by Wesley Fink on July 30, 8: That’s more AMD’s doing than Asus’, though.


ASUS A8V – motherboard – ATX – Socket 939 – K8T800 Pro Series

Asus tells us that Revision 2. I do wish that some of the board’s IDE ports were cocked at 90 degrees like the floppy port.

The board also comes with headers for an additional four USB ports, one Firewire port, and even a game port. I am not a fan of Realtek ALC AC’97 audio, but I have to admit that manufacturers have raised their standards with the release of the 7. While we did receive several prototypes with impressive performance and a working lock, Asus US did not give us the go-ahead that these interim designs would ever become production boards.

While both the socket Athlon64 and Athlon64 FX chips offered fast 64 and bit performance, the roadmaps were pointing to an impending socket Athlon64 release that would eventually replace both solutions.