Asus P5N-T Deluxe 780i Motherboard

IO and BIOS

Input/Output Panel
 
The I/O panel on the P5N-T has a good range of outputs and caters for modern enthusiasts.
 
* PS/2 keyboard connector
* PS/2 mouse connector
* 1 x SP/DIF Optical digital audio output
* 1 x SP/DIF Coaxial digital output
* 1 x e-SATA ports
* 1 x Firewire ports
* 4 x USB ports
* 1 x RJ45 LAN Port
* 8 channel analogue sound output
 
IO panel
 
Not a bad selection, although again it's just not quite as good as the P5E3 Deluxe's outputs.
 
BIOS
 
As is usual with Asus, the P5N-T Deluxe features a Phoenix BIOS. This is a little changed from the usual Intel Phoenix BIOS but everything you need is basically there ready to go. The BIOS is fairly simple to use and the board can be set up with minimal fuss, changing very little.
 
However, we're not interested in minimal setup, so let's take a look at what you can tweak.
 
OptionAvailable Range
CPU Multiplier
x6 - x50
LTD Frequency
1x - 8x
FSB Frequency
200-800mhz (Keyable - 1mhz steps)
PCI-E Frequency
100-150mhz (1mhz steps)
RAM Frequency400-2600 (Keyable - 1mhz steps)
 
 bios settings  bios settings
 
bios settings  bios settings
 
bios settings  bios settings
 
bios settings  bios settings
 
 
Asus offer a good range of adjustments with FSB, Multi and RAM options being very full and really nothing to complain about at all here.
 
OptionAvailable Range
CPU Voltage
0.8v-1.7v (0.0500v steps)
Memory Voltage
1.850v-3.11v (0.02v steps)
NB BRO4 CHIP Voltage1.2v-1.35v
Northbridge Voltage
1.20v-3.00v (0.02v steps)
Southbridge Voltage
1.55-1.85v (0.05v steps)
1.2v HT Voltage
1.20v-2.0v (0.02v steps)
CPU VTT Voltage1.2v-1.55v (0.5 steps)
GTLVREF0.569x - 0.684x
 
bios voltage  bios voltage
 
bios voltage  bios voltage
 
bios voltage  bios voltage
 
bios voltage  bios voltage
 
bios voltage
 
A good array of voltage options gives the P5N-T a nice looking set of BIOS adjustments that are far beyond what most overclockers will be willing to put into their components. However, the options are there so Asus can be comended for that.
 
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Most Recent Comments

15-01-2008, 14:32:40

Brooksie
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

ionicle
i was thinking that, terrible...

the chipset doesnt seem the best ever either...

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

15-01-2008, 15:13:49

darkorb
nForce 4 ftw!

Great review, although lacking board.Quote

15-01-2008, 15:15:42

FarFarAway
Asus are writing a new BIOS after reading about the issues in this review so hopefully we can revisit it and perhaps it will show some better potential

Thanks for the comments Quote

15-01-2008, 16:29:36

Thanh55
Very nice review, but the board just under 680i I think, like Kempez said hope the new BIOS help.Quote
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