p5nn ASUS P5N E SLI nForce 650i SLI

It’s been over 2 months since the NVIDIA NForce 680i SLI chipset has entered
the market, and most of us have read reviews all over the internet regarding
it’s performance and overclockability. With boards based on the 680i SLI chipset
debuting at over USD$ 200, partly due to the high cost of the chipset itself, it slings a heavy Price Tag over an up-to-date SLI setup.
This is where the 650i SLI chipsets steps in, and ASUS is the first to bring
to market a board based on this dollar-wary chipset – ASUS P5N-E SLI Motherboard. Also included are simple Pencil Mods…

It’s been over 2 months since the NVIDIA NForce 680i SLI chipset has entered
the market, and most of us have read reviews all over the internet regarding
it’s performance and overclockability. With boards based on the 680i SLI chipset
debuting at over USD$ 200, partly due to the high cost of the chipsets itself
for the Manufacturers, it slings a heavy Price Tag over an up-to-date SLI setup.
This is where the 650i SLI chipsets steps in, and ASUS is the first to bring
to market a board based on this dollar-wary chipset – ASUS P5N-E SLI Motherboard.

1 ASUS P5N E SLI nForce 650i SLI

2 ASUS P5N E SLI nForce 650i SLI

Looking at the bottom section of this motherboard, you find the floppy connector
placed at the awkard position below the last PCI slot. Granted, not many people
even hook up a Floppy Drive to their PCs today.

Specifications:

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CPU
LGA775 Socket Intel® Quad-Core/CoreTM  
Extreme/Pentium D /Pentium 4/Celeron CPU processors
Compatible with Intel® 06/05A/05B processors
Intel® EIST/EM64T/Hyper-Threading Technology/C1E/ TM1/TM2

Chipset
NVIDIA nForce® 650i SLITM
Front Side Bus
**1333/1066/800/533MHz
(** available when CPUs are ready for 1333MHz FSB)
Memory
Dual channel memory architecture
4 x 240-pin DIMM sockets support up to 8GB DDR2 800/667/533
non-ECC/ Unbuffered memory
Expansion Slots
2 x PCI Express x16
 – Single VGA mode: x16 (Default)
 – SLI mode: x8, x8
1 x PCI Express x1
2 x PCI (PCI 2.2)
Storage
- 2 x Ultra DMA 133/100/66/33
– 4 x Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s
– Support RAID0, 1, 0+1, 5, and JBOD
– 1 x External Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s (SATA On-the-Go)
LAN
Gigabit LAN featuring AI
Net2
Marvell 88E1116 PHY
Audio
Realtek ALC883 6-channel CODEC
Audio Sensing and Enumeration Technology
Multi-Streaming
1 X Coaxial  S/PDIF out ports on back I/O
IEEE 1394
Supports 2 IEEE 1394a connector
onboard (1 in back + 1 on board)
USB
Supports up 8 USB2.0 ports
Overclocking Features
 – AI Overclocking (intelligent
CPU frequency tuner)
 – ASUS CPU Lock Free
 – Precision Tweaker:
   – vCore: Adjustable CPU voltage at 6.25mv increment
                 
max. 1.6V
   – vChip: 4-step Chip voltage control
                 
adjust Chip voltage max. 0.55V
   – vDIMM: 8-step DRAM voltage control
                  
adjust DRAM voltage max. 0.6V
   – SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection)
   – FSB tuning from 200MHz up to 750MHz at 1MHz increment
   – PCI Express frequency tuning from 100MHz up to 131MHz
at 1MHz increment
 – CPU Multiplier
 – ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
Special Features
ASUS Q-Connector
ASUS O.C. Profile
ASUS Fanless Design
ASUS PC Probe2
ASUS Q-Fan2
ASUS MyLogo2
ASUS Update
BIOS
4 Mb Flash ROM, AWARD BIOS,
PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.3
ASUS EZ Flash 2,ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2
Manageability
WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0 , WOR by Ring ,
WOL/WOR by PME, WO USB/KB/MS, PXE, RPL & AI Net2
Internal I/O Connectors
1 x 24-pin ATX Power connector
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector
1 x Chassis Intrusion
1 x CPU + 2 Chassis FAN connectors
1 x Floppy disk drive connector
1 x CD audio in connector
1 x 1394a connector
2 x USB connector supports additional 4 USB ports
1 x Front panel connector (AAFP)
System panel connector
1 x COM Port connector
1 x S/PDIF out connector
Back Panel I/O Ports
1 x Parallel port
1 x 1394a connector
1 x S/PDIF Out port (Coaxial)
1 x PS/2 Keyboard port (purple)
1 x PS/2 Mouse port (green)
1 x LAN(RJ-45) port
4 x USB 2.0/1.1 port
1 x External SATA
6-Channel Audio I/O port
Accessories
1 x SLI bridge
1 x 2-in-1 ASUS Q-Connector Kit (Retail version only)
1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 cable
1 x FDDe cable
2 x SATA cables
2 x SATA power cable
1 x 2-port USB2.0 module
1 x I/O Shield
User’s manual
Support CD
Drivers
ASUS Update
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
ASUS PC Probe II
NVIDIA RIS (Remote Installation Service) application
Form Factor
ATX Form Factor, 12”x 9”(30.5cm
x 22.9cm)