Asus A7n8x

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by silky62678, Apr 3, 2003.

  1. silky62678

    silky62678 Guest

    Im getting a ASUS A7N8X and wanted to know what is the difference between the ASUS A7N8X and the ASUS A7N8X Deluxe? From what i seen, I dont see any difference. Other than the ram slots are different colors. Can some shed some light on this for me.
     
  2. dubstar

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    deluxe has Sound Storm audio, Serial ATA, and IEEE 1394.


    Dual Lan & ASUS Wincinema both OPTIONAL on both boards.


    [specs: vanilla / deluxe ]


    **breakdown**

    · Experience the full power of surround sound audio with the NVIDIA® SoundStormv™. With the integrated APU (Audio Processing Unit) you will feel the impact in games or music. And with the only Dolby® Digital 5.1 encoder you can hear it all in amazing digital cinema clarity on your home theater receiver or digital PC speaker system.

    · Serial ATA is the next generation ATA specification that provides scalable performance for today and tomorrow. With up to 150MB/s data transfer rate, Serial ATA is faster than current Parallel ATA, while providing 100% software compatibility.

    · IEEE 1394 interface provides high speed digital interface for audio / video appliances such as digital television, digital video camcorders, storage peripherals & other PC portable devices.
     
  3. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    The Deluxe Model has the Serial ATA support, the standard doesnt, though the specs are confusing as SATA is listed in both, the Non deluxe has "Serial ATA (Deluxe Model)" in its specs
     
  4. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    The Asus A7N8X is not a SoundStorm board, it has onboard Audio yes, but is not SoundStorm. There is something about this on the front page.
     
  5. silky62678

    silky62678 Guest

    How much difference does Sound Storm audio and Serial ATA make ?
     
  6. jdn

    jdn I'm trying

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    The serial ata (raid on the deluxe ) is only going to help if you plan on upgrading to new sata hard disks that Seagate and Maxtor are producing. these run at 150 vs. the 133 that the fastest ide drives now produce. Most if us are lucky to have 100 ide drives.These drives cost considerably more at present. I haven't read any reviews yet as to how much performance is improved.
    I dont know if this helps or not.
     
  7. silky62678

    silky62678 Guest

    Are they both equal as far as the quality?
     
  8. silky62678

    silky62678 Guest

    Which mobo has the different color ram slots?
     
  9. dubstar

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    well if there are only 2 boards, both of them have different colors.:D
     
  10. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    both support Dual DDR, so the colour dont really matter

    the Deluxe has 1 black and 2 blue
     
  11. chaos945

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    I have both boards and I like my Deluxe much better, the onboard audio with the non-deluxe is bad.......
     
  12. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I have the gold version ;)

    DDR400 Support
    AGP 8x Technology
    Gigabit LAN Ready
    Serial ATA
    333MHz FSP AthlonXP Support
    IEEE 1394
    S/PDIF In/Out Interface
    ASUS C.O.P.
    Asus Multi-Language BIOS
    Asus Post Reporter

    That sound like the deluxe?
    I also got WinDVD stuff on a cd, which I haven't even looked at!
     
  13. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    is the onboard comparable to your audigy 2 EP ?

    haven't heard about the feature comparisons really... perhasp you should do a review ? :D

    all my m8's who upgraded recently have the deluxe (the entire total of 2 who were upgrading) lol... so I really dunno bout the differences..

    I am still using my basic kt3=ultra board...

    /me waiting for hammers to hit the deck before considering upgrades...
     
  14. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Well I don't know which is better the gold or the deluxe. both have that kind of "oh my god I must destroy and replace my standard one immediatly" kind of thing going on ;)

    I haven't tried the onboard.
    Tho to be honest I am not really making use of digital out until this arrives on monday...

    http://www.empiredirect.co.uk/productdetailsnew.asp?modelcode=KWE-KRFV6060DS

    As for the review, I really wouldn't know what the **** I was talking about... learned a little bit over the past couple of days tho while looking at new amps/recievers.
     
  15. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    personlay i love the board i have the normal one my self and my dad has the delux, now the sand storm sound sounds better than the aduigy 2 on the speakers that i have but other than that i dont know, and there is a option that is almost like an over clock with the newest bios flash that lets you put DDR 400 ram in there, which is so great, also it can handle the new 400 fsb chips when they come out, that is what i was told from asus, but it is a great board and the delux is totaly worth it