ASUS A8R32-MVP Deluxe 11

ASUS A8R32-MVP Deluxe

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Introduction

I would like to thank ASUS for supplying the tested motherboard.

ASUS is one of the top-notch manufacturers for enthusiast's motherboards. Not only do they offer motherboards but a huge range of products like PCs, Video Cards, Cases, Displays, Mobile Phones, CD/DVD Drives, PDAs and coolers.

Being an ATI partner they are eligible to use ATI's chipsets on their motherboard products. The ASUS A8R32-MVP Deluxe is the first ASUS board which uses ATI's brand new Crossfire Xpress 3200 chipset. In fact ASUS was the first manufacturer to have a final product ready and on shelves. Some users could even buy the board a few days before the ATI NDA was up.



For more info on the ATI chipset read our Xpress 3200 Preview and also check out ATI Tech Day Seville: Breaking the world record which shows what Xpress 3200 can do.

Features

ASUS A8R32-MVP Deluxe
ProcessorAMD Athlon64 / FX / X2 Socket 939
FSB800 MHz / 1000+ MHz
ChipsetATI RADEON XPRESS 3200 (RD580 + ULI1575)
Memory4x 184 Pin DDR, Dual Channel DDR266/333/400, up to 4 GB
BIOSAMIBios
Slots2x PCI-E x16
1x PCIE x1
3x PCI
HDD Connectivity2x ATA-133
4x SATA-II, 1x SATA, 1x eSATA
Networking10/100/1000 Mbps - Marvell 88E503 via PCI-Express
10/100/1000 Mbps - Marvell 88E8001 via PCI Bus
Ports8x USB 2.0 (4 on Back Panel)
2x IEEE1394 (1 on Back Panel)
Audio8 Channel Realtek ALC882 Audio, SPDIF
Form FactorATX 305 x 245mm


Specifications from Manufacturer

CPU
  • Socket 939 for AMD® Opteron™/Athlon™ 64 FX/ Athlon™ 64 X2/ Athlon™ 64
  • AMD64 architecture enables simultaneous 32-bit and 64-bit computing
  • AMD Cool 'n' Quiet!™ Technology
  • AMD HyperTransport Technology
Chipset
  • ATI™ CrossFire™ Xpress 3200/ULI M1575
  • Front Side Bus 2000/1600 MT/s
Memory
  • 4 x DIMM, max. 4GB, DDR 400/333/266, ECC and non-ECC, un-buffered memory
  • Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Expansion Slots
  • 2 x PCI Express x16 slot with CrossFire support at full x16, x16 mode
  • 1 x PCI Express x1
  • 3 x PCI
CrossFire Support
  • ATI CrossFire graphics cards (both at x16 mode)
Storage/RAID
  • ULi M1575 South Bridge:
  • - 2 x UltraDMA 133/100/66/33
  • - 4 x Serial ATA I/II 3.0Gb/s with RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5 and JBOD support
  • Silicon Image® 3132 SATA controller supports
  • - 1 x Internal Serial ATA 3 Gb/s hard disk
  • - 1 x External Serial ATA hard disk (SATA On-the-Go)
  • - Support RAID 0, 1
Audio
  • Realtek ALC882 8-channel CODEC
  • Universal Audio Jack
  • Multi-Streaming
  • Coaxial / Optical S/PDIF out ports on back I/O
LAN
  • Marvell 88E8053 PCIe Gigabit LAN Controller, featuring AI NET2
  • Marvell 88E8001 Gigabit LAN Controller, featuring AI NET2
IEEE 1394a
  • TI® 1394a controller supports:
  • - 2x IEEE 1394a connectors at midboard
USB
  • Max. 8 USB 2.0/1.1 ports
ASUS AI Life Features
  • Stack Cool 2
  • SATA on the Go (External SATA on back I/O port)
Overclocking Features
  • Intelligent overclocking tools:
  • - AI NOS™ (Non-delay Overclocking System)
  • - AI Overclocking (intelligent CPU frequency tuner)
  • - ASUS PEG Link - Automatically performance tuning for single/dual graphics cards

  • Precision Tweaker:
  • - vDIMM: 12-step DRAM voltage control
  • - vCore: Adjustable CPU voltage at 0.025V increment
  • - vNB:Northbridge provides independent voltage adjustment at 0.1 V increment for core power,HT bus and PCI Express bus.

  • SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection)
  • - FSB tuning from 200MHz up to 400MHz at 1MHz increment
  • - PCI Express tuning from 100MHz up to 150MHz at 1MHz increment

  • Overclocking Protection:
  • - ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
Special Features
  • ASUS MyLogo2
  • Multi-language BIOS
  • CrashFree BIOS2
  • ASUS AI NET2
  • ASUS Q-Fan2 Technology
  • ASUS EZ Flash
Back Panel I/O Ports
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard
  • 1 x PS/2 Mouse
  • 1 x Parallel
  • 1 x Coaxial S/PDIF Out
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF Out
  • 1 x External SATA
  • 2 x RJ45
  • 4 x USB 2.0/1.1
  • 8-Channel Audio I/O
Internal I/O Connectors
  • 2 x USB 2.0 connector supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports
  • 2 x IEEE1394a connectors
  • 5 x SATA connectors
  • 2 x IDE connectors
  • 1 x Floppy disk drive connector
  • 1 x GAME/MIDI connector
  • 1 x CPU/ 2 x Chassis/ 1 x Power FAN connectors
  • 1 x COM connector
  • 24-pin ATX Power connector
  • 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector
  • Chassis Intrusion
  • CD audio in connector
  • Front panel High Definition Audio connector
  • System panel connector
BIOS
  • 8Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, SM BIOS 2.3, WfM2.0
Manageability
  • WfM 2.0,DMI 2.0,WOL by PME,WOR by PME, Chassis Intrusion, PXE and RPL
Support CD
  • Drivers
  • ASUS PC Probe II
  • ASUS Update
  • Anti-virus software (OEM version)
Accessories
  • User's manual
  • 5 x Serial ATA cables
  • 2 x 2-port Serial ATA power cables
  • 1 x 1-port Serial ATA power cable
  • 2-port IEEE1394 module
  • 1 x 2-port USB2.0 / Game module
  • COM port module
  • 1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 cable
  • IDE cable
  • FDD cable
  • I/O shield
  • InterVideo Media Launcher
Form Factor
  • ATX Form Factor, 12"x 9.6"(30.5cm x 24.5cm)
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