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Asus K8N-E Deluxe Motherboard Review

Asus K8N-E Deluxe Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Comes loaded with features like an additional four port Serial ATA/RAID Silicon Image controller, Gigabit IDE RAID, 8.1 channel audio and IEEE 1394a.
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External Mfg. Website: Asus Sep 10 2004   Colin Sun  
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Benchmarks: UT2004, Doom3

Unreal Tournament 2004

Source: Epic

Unreal Tournament 2004 uses the very latest Unreal Engine technology. Unreal Tournament 2004 employs the use of Vertex and Pixel Shaders and it's recommended that you use a DirectX 9 videocard to you plan to play competitively.

UT2004 - 640x480
dm-rankin FPS Ranking

Asus K8N-E (NF3-250, 200/400)

96.5

Asus K8N-E (NF3-250, 237/395)

97.83

as-convoy

FPS

Ranking

Asus K8N-E (NF3-250, 200/400)

61.57

Asus K8N-E (NF3-250, 237/395)

62.08

ctf-bridgeoffate

FPS

Ranking

Asus K8N-E (NF3-250, 200/400)

132.92

Asus K8N-E (NF3-250, 237/395)

133.21

Unfortunately the other Athlon64 motherboards were not available for UT2004 testing. The Asus K8N-Es performance looks pretty good here, but I'm surprised overclocking does not boost framerates by much.

Doom 3

Source: id Software

Doom 3 is the most advanced OpenGL game to date, it takes advantage of the latest videocard technology and pushes the processing power of the CPU to its absolute limits. At its highest setting Ultra quality, texture sizes pass the 500MB mark which means even tomorrows videocards will have a hard time running everything. The frame rates in the game itself are locked at 60 fps so anything above that point is wasted. Each test is run three times and with the third run being recorded.

Doom 3 - LQ 640x480
Video Card FPS Ranking

Asus K8N-E (NF3-250, 200/400)

86.6

Asus K8N-E (NF3-250, 237/395)

86.8

Stock Doom 3 performance is good considering we're only using a Radeon 9800XT videocard. Overclocking the Asus K8N-E Deluxe does not result in higher framerates. We'd need to raise the CPU speed a bit for Doom 3 to notice.

Socket 754 Athlon64 Motherboards, can they face Socket 939?

2004 is a very exciting year indeed, I can't remember a time where so much has changed so quickly. I mean just think about how long it took for the computer industry to drop the ISA slot or even the old AT form factor! Well, soon after the Socket 754 Athlon64 arrived, the Socket 939 Athlon64 was released. At this point, you might as well wait for the socket 939 Athlon64 to get PCI Express solution.

For your Socket 754 Athlon64 upgrade purposes, the Asus K8N-E DLX is a nice motherboard that offers users a good last upgrade before jumping onto something faster in the future. In terms of features the Asus K8N-E DLX comes with a four port Serial ATA/RAID controller, IEEE 1394 and 8.1 channel audio. Also thrown in for good measure is a WinDVD Software suite for those multimedia users out there.

The performance of the Asus K8N-E DLX motherboard was good, but then again that's expected when dealing with an Athlon64 system. It was often ranked at the top of its class in the benchmarks, but seemed to perform better in 3D tests. In terms of overclocking the K8N-E was a mediocre performer - 237 MHz is not going to impress the super-geeks. With a retail price of $175 CDN ($137 US), the Asus K8N-E DLX motherboard is a nice board for sure.

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Contents of Article: Asus K8N-E Deluxe
 Pg 1.  Asus K8N-E Deluxe Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Overclocking with the K8N-E
 Pg 3.  System Spec's and Benchmarks
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: Winstone 2002, Winbench 99
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra, Super Pi
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: PCMark2002, 3DMark2001, AquaMark3
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: Comanche 4, X2: The Threat, UT2003
 Pg 8.  — Benchmarks: UT2004, Doom3

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