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Old 11-20-2005, 05:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Which is all around a better board... Pros/Cons
Asus P5N32-SLI Deluxe
Asus P5WD2-P

I have the Asus P5WD2-P with a 830D processor, Nice but I want to use the SLI feature for my two eVga 7800 gt 256 video cards.

Or should I just keep the Asus P5WD2-P and upgrade to the eVga 7800 GTX 512

I am not sure which route to take.

Thanks for your thoughts...
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Old 11-20-2005, 10:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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One is for AMD, One is for Intel

Get the P5N32-SLI since AMD is better
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Old 11-20-2005, 10:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The 7800gtx 512 generally will have better scores than two 7800gt's, if you want to sli, and have the money for one 512 get that, save up a while more than buy another 7800gtx 512

You may want to get the one of the bottom so aftermark cooling because it's gonna real hot with that other 7800gtx 512 breathing down its neck.
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Model
Brand ASUS
Model P5N32-SLI Deluxe
Supported CPU
CPU Socket Type Socket T (LGA 775)
CPU Type Intel Pentium 4 EE HT/Pentium 4/Celeron
FSB 1066/800MHz
Supported CPU Technologies Hyper-Threading Technology
Chipsets
North Bridge NVIDIA nForce4 SLI
South Bridge MCP-04
Memory
Number of DDR2 Slots 4x 240pin DDR2
DDR2 Standard DDR2 667
Maximum Memory Supported 16GB
Dual Channel Supported Yes
Expansion Slots
PCI Express x16 2
PCI Express x4 1
PCI Express x1 2
PCI Slots 2
Storage Devices
PATA 2 x ATA 133 up to 4 Devices
SATA 4 x SATA II
SATA RAID NVRAID: RAID0/1/0+1/5/JBOD
Additional SATA 1x Internal SATA; 1x External SATA (SATA On-the-Go)
Additional SATA RAID RAID 0/1
Onboard Video
Onboard Video No
Onboard Audio
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC850
Audio Channels 8 Channels
Onboard LAN
LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps
Second LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps
Max LAN Speed Dual 10/100/1000Mbps
Rear Panel Ports
PS/2 2
COM 1
LPT 1
USB 4x USB 2.0
S/PDIF Out 1x Optical and 1x Coaxial
Onboard USB
Onboard USB Connectors 4x USB 2.0 (2x headers)
Onboard 1394
Onboard 1394 Connectors 2x 1394a
Physical Spec
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Dimensions 12.0" x 9.6"
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Specification Asus P5N32-SLI Deluxe
CPU Interface LGA775-based Pentium 4, Pentium XE, Celeron D, and Pentium D processors.
Chipset North bridge- NVIDIA nForce 4 SLI Intel Edition (Crush C19)
South bridge- NVIDIA nForce 4 SLI Edition (Athlon CK804)
Pentium D Support (Dual-Core) Full Support
Front Side Bus 1066 / 800 / 533 MHz
Front Side Bus Speeds 533-1600 MHz (in 1 MHz increments)
Memory Speeds Auto- 400-1200 MHz (in 1 MHz increments)
System Clock Mode Optimal, Linked, Expert
PCI Express 100 MHz to 150 MHz in 1 MHz increments
Dynamic Overclocking AI NOSTM (Non-delay Overclocking System)
AI Overclocking (intelligent CPU frequency tuner)
ASUS PEG Link (Automatically performance tuning for single/dual graphics cards)
ASUS CPU Lock Free
ASUS Ai Booster Utility Precision Tweaker for Windows
Core Voltage Auto, 1.1V - 1.70V in 0.0125V increments
DRAM Voltage Auto, 1.85 - 2.4V in 0.05V to 0.10V increments
Other Voltage North Bridge - Auto, 1.4V, 1.5V, 1.6V
South Bridge - Auto, 1.5V, 1.6V
FSB - Auto, 1.215, 1.315, 1.415
LDT (Hyper Transport) Ratios 200, 400, 600, 800, 1000
Memory Command Rate Auto, 1T, 2T (current BIOS defaults to 2T)
Memory Slots Four 240-pin DDR2 Slots
Dual-Channel Unbuffered Memory to 16GB
Expansion Slots (2) x16 PCIe Slots
(1) x4 PCIe Slot
(2) x1 PCIe Slots
(2) PCI Slots version 2.2
SLI (2) x16 Fully Supported
Onboard SATA (4)-Drive SATA 2 by nForce 4
Onboard IDE (2) ATA 133/100/66/33 ports, (4) drive support by nForce 4
SATA/IDE RAID NVIDIA® nForce4 SLI supports NVRAID
- 2 x Ultra DMA 133/100/66/33
- 4 x Serial ATA 3 Gb/s
- NVRAID: RAID0, 1, 0+1, 5, and JBOD
Silicon Image® 3132 SATA controller supports
- 1 x Internal Serial ATA 3 Gb/s hard disk
- 1 x External Serial ATA hard disk (SATA On-the-Go)
- RAID 0, 1
Onboard USB 2.0/IEEE-1394 (9) USB 2.0 ports supported by NVIDIA nForce 4
(2) 1394 FireWire ports supported by TI 1394a
Onboard LAN Dual Gigabit Ethernet
PCIe Gigabit LAN Support
Marvell 88E1111 PHY, Marvell 88E8053
Onboard Audio Realtek ALC850 8-channel CODEC
Universal Audio Jack
Audio Sensing and Enumeration Technology
Coaxial/Optical S/PDIF out ports on back I/O
Power Connectors ATX 24-pin, 8-pin EATX 12V, 4-pin 12V EZ plug (required for SLI operation)
Internal I/O Connectors 2 x USB connectors supports additional 6 USB 2.0 ports
2 x IEEE1394a connector
1 x COM connector
1 x GAME/MIDI connector
CPU Fan / 2x Chassis Fan/ Power Fan / 2x chipset fan connectors
Front panel audio connector
Chassis Intrusion connector
CD / AUX audio in
Other Features Fanless Design
AI NET2 network diagnosis
CrashFree BIOS 2
Q-Fan2
MyLogo2
EZ Flash
BIOS AMI 0047
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I dissagree turtle I like AMD better but I know Intel makes the better product and can carry more power ever try encoding and encrypting on a Pentium conpaired to an AMD. I buy AMDs even though they can't compair with Intel's because of the noticable price difference.
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I dissagree turtle I like AMD better but I know Intel makes the better product and can carry more power ever try encoding and encrypting on a Pentium conpaired to an AMD. I buy AMDs even though they can't compair with Intel's because of the noticable price difference.
So what. If hes going to Game We will tell him AMD, if all hes gonna do is encode, we say Intel, but no CPU is the champ over each other.
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I dissagree turtle I like AMD better but I know Intel makes the better product and can carry more power ever try encoding and encrypting on a Pentium conpaired to an AMD. I buy AMDs even though they can't compair with Intel's because of the noticable price difference.
Really? Intel makes the better product? More heat, more power (in volts), and less reliability is better? No, they don't carry more power either, Thats why AMD made their naming scheme.
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