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Thread: Can someone tell me the difference between these?

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    Can someone tell me the difference between these?

    Below is a link comparing these two motherboards. I am just curious why one is $50 more. Thanks for any help.

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    Aug 2003
    Northern California
    The link is invisible?

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    eh, sorry guys, not sure why that link didn't post so here it is.

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    Jun 2001
    IL. USA
    The Asus P5N-E SLI has an nVidia nForce 650i SLI chipset with two PCI Express x16 slots (SLI mode: x8, x8)

    The Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus is incorrectly listed by Newegg as having an nVidia nForce 650i SLI chipset (some sites have it listed as a 680i chipset board) it has an nVidia Dual X16 SLI "hybrid" chipset that has a nForce 650i SLI northbridge with an AMD edition nForce 590a SLI MCP southbridge and has three PCI Express x16 slots (SLI mode x16, x16 using the blue slots) and one PCI Express x16 slot @ x8 (white). This chipset has almost all of the features of the 680i chipset but less expensive. The chipset was developed by Asus in cooperation with nVidia to fill the huge price gap between the 650i and 680i chipsets. The nVidia Dual X16 SLI chipset is unique to Asus motherboards and is only used on two boards the Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus and the P5NT WS workstation motherboard.
    For more info on this chipset read this review at

    The Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus also has a backward mounted PCI-E x1 slot for the SupremeFX Audio Card that comes with the board, just like the Striker Extreme and P5N32-E SLI 680i chipset boards.

    The P5N-E SLI does not have the SupremeFX Audio Card or the slot for it.

    I am going to put this info in a review at Newegg for others with the same question.
    Last edited by rond36; 04-26-2007 at 08:34 PM.
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