nForce 2 and KT400 in a duel: Asus A7N8X Deluxe against EPoX 8RDA + and EP-8K9A2 +

nForce 2 and KT400 in a duel: Asus A7N8X Deluxe against EPoX 8RDA + and EP-8K9A2 +

Asus A7N8X Deluxe

Already the last ones Board series at Asus stand out from the competition due to their concentrated equipment. No wonder, because in times when mainboards with identical chipsets usually offer the same performance, other properties are required to win the favor of customers. And while manufacturers like ECS prefer to cover the small budget, Asus has opted for the higher price range. The A7N8X in the 'Deluxe' version underlines this company philosophy impressively.

A7N8X Deluxe

Scope of delivery

Even the unusually large box gives you an idea of ​​the abundance hidden inside when you unpack the UPS package. And so everything that currently has rank and name romps around in the box.

  • Asus A7N8X
  • Driver CD
  • 2 port USB/gameport cover
  • 1x ATA33, 1x ATA66/100/133, 1x floppy
  • 2x Serial ATA
  • Slot cover for 2nd Com-Port
  • ATX cover
  • Extra Jumper
  • Manual/Quickstep Guide/Quick Reference Card
  • Slot cover for 2x FireWire (1x 6-pin, 1x 4-pin)
  • 2x FireWire cables
  • InterVideo WinCinema
A7N8X Deluxe
FireWire cover
FireWire cable
Serial ATA

To avoid confusion, we want to clarify the difference between the normal version and the 'deluxe' model at this point. If you want to save some money, you have to do without the following features:

  • Dual LAN (only 1 LAN connectionavailable)
  • Serial ATA/SATA cable
  • FireWire/FireWire cable
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 (nVidia APU/SoundStorm)
  • 2x USB/Gameport slot cover
  • WinCinema
  • Asus POST Reporter

The A7N8X in the standard version does not have the luxury variant MCP-T but the somewhat more frugal one MCP model. The onboard sound in this version is limited to the properties of the Realtek ALC650.

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