ASUS A8R32-MVP Deluxe
Review Intro 2/5
The board comes with 3 PCI, 1x PCIe x1, 2 x PCIex16. The power on board is based on a 3 phase design. Behind the slots are I/O controller chip, TI 1394a controller, audio codec and at the centre you will see the PCie based GbE controller. On the left is the ALC 882 HD audio codec. Behind the GbE port, there is a red SATA port, that is for connecting to the external eSATA port.
Further down to the left, you will see the 4 SATA II ports, 2 IDE channels supported by the ULi M1575 South Bridge. The chipset near to the CPU Socket is the ATi RD580 chipset. Both chipsets are mounted with a passive heatsink. This greatly reduces noise and is definitely a confirmation that the chipsets do not generate lots of heat.
The back panel consists of PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse, Optical and Coaxial S/PDIF, 1 eSATA2 ports, 4 USB ports, 2 GbE and 8ch audio ports.
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