Asus P5N-T Deluxe 780i Motherboard

Introduction and Specification

Asus are really pumping out the motherboards recently and introducing a fair few boards to their range.  We seem to be seeing a lot of 780i boards coming through the OC3D labs currently and the P5N-T is another that is of that ilk.
As a successor to the 680i platform, the 780i is a board built for the gaming enthusiasts in mind. Featuring "Tri-SLI" along with normal SLI and a whole host of other features you would expect of a high-end board, the P5N-T Deluxe is a board that should be able to do the business.
Despite not being shipped with all of the awesome features we saw on the AI Lifestyle board, the P5E3 Deluxe, the P5N-T Deluxe looks to have a nice set of specs that should ensure most enthusiasts are dribbling in their energy drinks.
Let's take a look at the specs of the board from the Asus website.
Intel Socket 775 Core™2 Quad/Core™2 Extreme/Core™2 Duo/Pentium® Extreme/Pentium® D Processors
Compatible with Intel® 05B/05A/06 processors
Support Intel® next generation 45nm CPU
NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI
Front Side Bus
1333/1066/800 MHz
4 x DIMM, Max. 8 GB, DDR2 1066*/800/667 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel memory architecture
Expansion Slots
3 x PCIe x16 (blue @PCIe2.0 x16 mode, black @PCIe x16 mode) supports SLI Technology
2 x PCIe x1
1 x PCI
1 xUltraDMA 133/100/66
6 xSATA 3 Gb/s ports NVIDIA® MediaShield™ RAID
Support RAID 0,1,0+1,5,JBOD configuration across Serieal ATA drives
Marvell 88SE6111
1 xExternal SATA
Scalable Link Interface (SLI™)
Support three identical NVIDIA SLI-Ready graphics cards (all at x16 mode)
Marvell88E1116 PCIe Gigabit LAN PHY featuring AI NET2
ADI® AD1988B 8 -Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
Coaxial / Optical S/PDIF out ports
ASUS Noise Filter
Support Jack-Sensing, Enumeration, Multi-streaming
AI Audio 2
IEEE 1394
VIA6308P controller supports 2 x 1394a ports
10 USB 2.0 ports (6 ports at mid-board, 4 ports at back panel)
ASUS AI Lifestyle Features
ASUS Power Saving Solution
- ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit)
- ASUS 3rd Generation 8-phase Power
ASUS AI Lifestyle
- ASUS AI Direct Link
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution
- ASUS Fanless Design: Stack Cool 2
- ASUS Q-Fan 2
- ASUS Optional Fan for Water-cooling or Passive-Cooling only
- ASUS Fanless Design: Sophisticated Heat-pipe solution
ASUS Crystal Sound
- ASUS Noise Filter
- ASUS AI Audio 2
- ASUS Q-Connector
- ASUS Q-Shield
- ASUS O.C. Profile
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
Overclocking Features
Intelligent overclocking tools
- ASUS AI Booster Utility
Precision Tweaker 2
- vDIMM: 64 -step DRAM voltage control
- vCore: Adjustable CPU voltage at 0.00625V increment
- vChipset (N.B.) 64-step voltage control
- vChipset (S.B.): 16 step Chipset voltage control
- vHT (Hyper Transport): 41-step Hyper Transport voltage control
SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection)
- FSB tuning from 133MHz up to 800MHz at 1MHz increment
- Memory tuning from 400MHz up to 2600MHz
- PCI Express frequency tuning from 100MHz up to 200MHz at 1MHz increment
Overclocking Protection
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
Special Features
Multi-language BIOS
ASUS MyLogo 3
Back Panel I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 Keyboard
1 x PS/2 Mouse
1 x External SATA
1 x S/PDIF Out
1 x IEEE 1394a
1 x LAN(RJ45) port
4 x USB 2.0/1.1
8 -Channel Audio I/O
Internal I/O Connectors
3 x USB connectors support additional 6 USB ports
1 x Floppy disk drive connector
1 x IDE connector
6 x SATA connectors
1 x IEEE 1394a connector
1 x CPU Fan connector
1 x Chassis Fan connector
2 x Power Fan connector
1 x S/PDIF Out connector
1 x8-pin ATX 12V Power connector
24 -pin ATX Power connector
1 x COM connector
20 Pin Panel connector
Front panel audio connector
Chassis Intrusion connector
System Panel Connector
CD audio in
8 Mb Flash ROM
DMI 2.0
WfM 2.0
Multi-language BIOS
WOL by PME,WOR by PME,Chasis Intrusion,AI NET2 PXE
User's manual
1 x 2-port USB2.0 module / 1-port 1394 module
1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 cable
1 x Floppy disk drive cable
6 x SATA cable
1 x SATA power cable for 2 devices
3 in 1 Q-connector
1 x Optional Fan for Water-Cooling or Passive-Cooling only
1 x 3-Way SLI bridge card
1 x 2-Way SLI bridge cable
ASUS Q-Shield
Support Disc
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
ASUS Update
Image Editing Suite
Form Factor
ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )
3-way SLI and a few other highlights means that there's something for most people to chomp into. Now let's get onto the good stuff.
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Most Recent Comments

15-01-2008, 04:58:46

We check Asus latest 780i board

See how it doesQuote

15-01-2008, 14:32:40

Good review, shame about the board..

What a stupid idea to stick a IDE connector in front of the ATX connector though =/Quote

15-01-2008, 14:44:52

i was thinking that, terrible...

the chipset doesnt seem the best ever either...

Nvidia have failed every time after the Nforce 4 chipset..Quote

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