We had been very pleased with the revisions of the A8V we had evaluated, so we had great expectations of Revision 2. 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. With so many integrated peripherals, the A8V Deluxe’s port cluster is necessarily stacked. The A8V Deluxe is the top-of-the-line Asus board for Socket , as you see reflected in the feature set. Now, if AMD is comfortable with picky journalists judging its newest multi-million dollar CPU roll-out on an ASUS board, then that certainly underscores something consumers should be taking note of.

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The A8V Deluxe is the top-of-the-line Asus board for Socketas you see reflected in the feature set.

The CPU voltage also covers a very wide range from 0. While we’re talking about the north bridge cooler, it’s worth noting that Asus uses a passive design that doesn’t require a fan.

The board also comes with headers for an additional four USB ports, one Firewire port, and even a game port. Now, if AMD is comfortable with picky journalists judging its newest multi-million dollar CPU roll-out on an ASUS board, then that certainly underscores something consumers should be taking auss of. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me.

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Features and Layout Abit AV8: Like all dual-channel designs, memory must be added in pairs for optimal performance. While we did receive several prototypes with impressive performance and a working lock, Asus US did not zsus us the go-ahead that these interim designs would ever become production boards.

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Privacy policy and Terms of Use. Asus even includes a desktop antenna to ease your communication with a wireless router or to serve as host for other Wi-Fi computers. 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? Dell returns to the stock market after six years. LG HU85L projector needs but two inches to cast a 90″ picture.

The IDE connectors are in our preferred upper right edge of the board. In those kits which would serve as the first ass for its newest processor, the company included the Asus A8V motherboard. The overclocking controls are excellent in their range as we have come to expect on Asus boards.

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Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. Having IDE ports facing out from the edge of a board makes ribbon routing that much easier, especially in cramped xsus. AMD’s Athlon 64 heat sink retention bracket all but eliminates the potential for clutter around the CPU socket, ensuring plenty of room for larger heat sinks.

Speaking of socket clutter, there isn’t any on the A8V Deluxe.

Serial ATA hard drives are definitely easier to use than IDE drives, but I’m not ready to part with the gig’s of storage I have right now just because the industry has switched from one connector, to another. Asus A8V Motherboard Includes: The layout asux components on the Asus A8V is pretty good, and the one aspect I especially like is the Power status light Motherboards Previous page Next page.

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As you will see in the performance numbers and overclocking of the Asus A8V we were not disappointed. 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.

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Several weeks ago, Asus advised that they had completed a new 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. Asus A8V Deluxe – Revision 2. Why is it that so many boards have this helpful little LED tucked away in some obscure location where it can’t be seen easily? Voldenuit It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays. Its socket Athlon64 was a single channel DDR solution, and its socket AthlonFX and Opteron solutions were out of the reach of most consumers budget, and interest.