ASUS A8N-SLI w/ EZ Plug & EZ Switch

ASUSTeK today introduced two unique features – EZ Plug and EZ Switch – on its up coming A8N-SLI Deluxe motherboard for dependable power supply to two PCI Express graphics cards and easy activation of SLI (Scalable Link Interface) mode. The A8N-SLI Deluxe incorporated the patented EZ Plug, which provides dedicated support for the high power demands of graphics cards, maintains overall system stability, and improves graphics card compatibility. The A8N-SLI Deluxe is the world’s only motherboard to include the patented EZ Switch. This innovative feature utilizes a special socket design to accommodate the SLI selector card, enabling easy insertion and removal. Activating SLI mode on the A8N-SLI Deluxe is a simple three-step process that users cannot experience in any competing motherboards. When repeated insertion and removal is not a concern, the life expectancy of the SLI selector card increases greatly. The A8N-SLI Deluxe motherboard will be available soon.

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (ASUS), the worldwide leader of motherboards, today
introduced two unique features – EZ Plug and EZ Switch – on its up coming
A8N-SLI Deluxe motherboard for dependable power supply to two PCI Express
graphics cards and easy activation of SLI (Scalable Link Interface) mode.

The EZ Plug is a direct power supply tailored to satisfy the high power demand
of dual PCI Express graphics card operation, and the EZ Switch offers easy
access, insertion and removal of the SLI selector card with an exclusive socket
design.

EZPlug 1 ASUS A8N SLI w/ EZ Plug & EZ Switch 
EZPlug 2 ASUS A8N SLI w/ EZ Plug & EZ Switch

EZ Plug – Direct and Reliable Power Supply
When the system is in SLI mode (dual PCI Express graphics operation), the supply
of power for the graphics adaptors is crucial. The A8N-SLI Deluxe incorporated
the patented EZ Plug, which provides dedicated support for the high power
demands of graphics cards, maintains overall system stability, and improves
graphics card compatibility.

When the power source is positioned far away from the PCI Express slots (see
above diagram), the long routing causes power degradation. This also creates
unnecessary noise and interferes with the performance of other components along
the way. The EZ Plug is located adjacent to the PCI Express slots (see diagram
on the right) to prevent power loss and maintain voltage integrity during
transmission, guaranteeing dependable power supply and quiet system performance.

By minimizing power loss and maintaining consistent voltage throughout power
transmission, the EZ Plug significantly improves motherboard compatibility with
power voltage-sensitive graphics cards. No more picky graphics cards threatening
to shut down the system due to incorrect voltage levels. Furthermore, it also
enables optimum power distribution to other components since the main power
supply no longer have to support the graphics cards.

Unlike the SLI solutions by other manufacturers, the EZ Plug supports the 20-pin
standard, which is still currently the mainstream. Users who want to upgrade to
the latest SLI platform, can save the extra cost on a 24-pin power plug. In
addition, a LED light issues friendly reminders when the EZ Plug is needed to
ensure the graphics cards can run at full power without compromising system
reliability.

EZSwitch ASUS A8N SLI w/ EZ Plug & EZ Switch

EZ Switch – Easy Insertion Prevent Selector Card Damage
A SLI motherboard requires an onboard SLI Selector Card to switch the system
between SLI mode (dual graphics cards) and normal non-SLI mode (single
graphics). Due to the confined space between the two PCI Express x16 slots,
inserting and removing the selector card is difficult and could cause damage to
neighboring components and the selector card itself.

The A8N-SLI Deluxe is the world’s only motherboard to include the patented EZ
Switch. This innovative feature utilizes a special socket design to accommodate
the SLI selector card, enabling easy insertion and removal. Activating SLI mode
on the A8N-SLI Deluxe is a simple three-step process that users cannot
experience in any competing motherboards. When repeated insertion and removal is
not a concern, the life expectancy of the SLI selector card increases greatly.

The A8N-SLI Deluxe motherboard will be available soon.

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