IntroductionASUS A8V Deluxe Wireless Edition S939 Motherboard
AMD's recent S939 CPU introduction added fresh impetus to the company's performance cause. Socket-939's performance improvements centred around the use of regular unbuffered memory. Widely available in ultra-tight latencies and high speeds, premium RAM was a perfect partner for AMD's new performance socket. What's more, VIA and NVIDIA, the two main chipset producers for S940 and S754, simply had to tweak their respective designs to cater for the socket that most enthusiasts had eagerly waited for.
Our benchmarks showed that the wait was indeed worth it. It's no wonder, then, that the big boys of motherboard manufacturing were quick on the socket uptake. The only choice, as far as they were concerned, was whether to run with either VIA or NVIDIA's chipset offering. ASUS decided that VIA's K8T800Pro was the way to go. That's how the ASUS A8V Deluxe was born. Loaded with features and promising excellent performance, it looks like an enthusiast's dream. Let's now see if that dream is realised.