The Striker Extreme is ASUS’ answer to those looking for a high-end motherboard that performs well, overclocks well, and comes with all the bells and whistles. Does it add up for the Striker? We will also be taking a look at the P5N32-E SLi, the stripped-down counterpart of the Striker, to find out whether it provides bang-for-buck for those on a tighter budget.
Today we will be taking a look at two motherboards from ASUS based on the nForce 680i chipset – the Striker Extreme and the P5N32-E SLi. The Striker is part of ASUS’ Republic of Gamers line, which is composed of top-end motherboards which, according to ASUS, give some of the best overclocks around. The P5N32-E SLi is a cheaper and cut-down version of the Striker Extreme in terms of features, but as we shall see later its performance doesn’t disappoint when compared to its more expensive brethren.
For a more in-depth look at the new nForce 680i chipset do check out our EVGA nForce 680i SLi review.
LGA775 Intel Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Quad / Core 2 Duo
305mm x 245mm, ATX Form Factor
100 – 650MHz
4 x DDR2 DIMM,
VCore up to
2 x PCI-E
6 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports