Ships with the following:
- IDE ATA66/100 Cable
- IDE ATA33 Cable
- Floppy Drive Cable
- Driver CD
- User Manual
- Rear I/O Back Panel
Game Port Bracket
Serial Port Bracket
with quality, performance, reliability and of course high prices. Because
the first nForce chipset was a 'relative flop', not many manufacturers were
eager to adopt the nForce2. Asus was one of the few who bet on nVIDIA
and because they did, Asus enjoyed almost exclusive rights to sell nForce2 for
the first two months. Their motherboards simply flew off the shelves
because of this.
retails for $135 CDN ($100 US) and is a tad on the
expensive side considering the board only has 5.1 audio and 10/100 LAN
of the A7N8X is excellent probably one of the best on the market. The IDE/Floppy
and ATX power connectors are in their most ideal location to the right of the
DIMM slots. There is nothing that will stop you from using the longer AGP/PCI
devices. Even though AMD removed the four mounting holes adjacent to the CPU
socket off their list of requirements, we were happy to see that Asus still
included them on the A7N8X.
little thing I really liked was how Asus places two fan headers just above the
sure why, but there always seems to be a price premium on Asus products and here,
we see that the A7N8X is about $30 CDN more expensive then a comparable MSI
motherboard. Most other manufacturers these days tend to want to have
"jumperless" motherboard but it seems that Asus is going backwards. Do we really
need a CPU FSB selection jumpe? Couldn't that just be done in the
is decent overclocker for an A2 based nForce2 motherboard but it's certainly not
the best that we have tested. In terms of performance, the A7N8X was one of the
faster motherboards. If you
don't mind paying a bit more for the Asus "name" then the A7N8X is a good board.
In a main system it would certainly serve any users well.
Let's see what kind of
opposition MSI can muster next.