vacancies advertise contact news tip The Vault
EPIC HEXUS COMPETITION: Win a Gigabyte GTX 980 G1 Gaming graphics card! [x]
facebook rss twitter

Review: ASUS A8V Deluxe S939 Wireless Edition Motherboard

by Tarinder Sandhu on 14 July 2004, 00:00

Tags: ASUSTeK (TPE:2357), AMD (NYSE:AMD), VIA Technologies (TPE:2388)

Quick Link: HEXUS.net/qay3

Add to My Vault: x

Introduction

ASUS 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.