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Asus M2R32-MVP CrossFire Xpress 3200 Motherboard Review

Asus M2R32-MVP CrossFire Xpress 3200 Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: With the Xpress 3200, ATI brings its dual videocard Crossfire system to the AMD table, and Intel as well.
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Xpress 3200 for Office or Gaming?

ATi is playing catch up with the CrossFire Xpress 3200 chipset, but the technology looks pretty good against chipsets like nVIDIA's mainstream nForce 570 SLI. With a retail price of $167 CDN ($148 US, £79 GBP), the Asus M2R32-MVP motherboard offers business and gamers alike a decent enthusiast board for a mainstream motherboard price.

In terms of frills, the motherboard comes with a Gigabit network card, 7.1 channel High Definition Azalia audio controller, eSATA and IEEE 1394a. Expansion is possible thanks to the two PCI Express x16 slots, two PCI Express x1 slots for high bandwidth peripherals and two 32 bit PCI slots for legacy hardware. Dual videocards are supported with ATI's Crossfire technology.

The Asus M2R32-MVP performed quite well in the benchmarks, although there were a few quirks in SYSMark and PCMark05. Those blips in performance seem to be isolated incidents as Super Pi, 3DMark05 and Doom 3 performance was up to snuff. We were also pleasantly surprised to see how much memory bandwidth was available to the system with the M2R32-MVP motherboard. Asus has a flair for the enthusiast side of things and the M2R32-MVP is pretty good in this regards as well. The motherboard was able to overclock all the way up to 305 MHz! It's reassuring to see ATi RD580 based motherboards overclock this well

ATi has done many things right with its CrossFire Xpress 3200 chipset. Motherboards like the Asus M2R32-MVP certainly put the chipset in a good light. If you're thinking about upgrading to Socket AM2 and want decent performance without breaking the bank, the Asus M2R32-MVP motherboard is certainly worth consideration.

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Contents of Article: ASUS M2R32-MVP
 Pg 1.  Asus M2R32-MVP CrossFire Xpress 3200 Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  ATi CrossFire Xpress 3200
 Pg 3.  Asus M2R32-MVP Motherboard Highlights
 Pg 4.  Overclocking with the M2R32-MVP Motherboard!
 Pg 5.  Test System Specs / Sysmark 2004
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: Office Productivity, SiSoft Sandra
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: SuperPi, PCMark05
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: 3DMark05, 3DMark06
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: FarCry, Doom 3, Quake 4
 Pg 10.  — Xpress 3200 for Office or Gaming?

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