TechSpot tests and reviews the performance of Asus M2N32-SLI motherboard, and awards Asus M2N32-SLI as Outstanding Product Award with conclusion that ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe is easily the best motherboard I have had the pleasure of testing this year. It is also one of the first nForce 590 SLI supporting motherboards to become available, and ASUS has done well to achieve this. With almost no design or operating flaws, the M2N32-SLI Deluxe is a truly amazing product. I feel not only ASUS, but also AMD and NVIDIA will be happy with this product and their contribution to make it such a powerful piece of hardware. With a retail value of roughly $220 the M2N32-SLI Deluxe may not be the cheapest solution around, but even at this price I could easily justify purchasing this motherboard.
Hardware Secrets awards the motherboard Golden Award and concludes that M2N32-SLI Deluxe is the most high-end socket AM2 motherboard from ASUS, and it deserves the crown of the best socket AM2 motherboard around. The only bad thing about this motherboard is its price, but you won’t regret buying it.
[H] Enthusiast (dead link) awards Asus M2N32-SLI Gold Award and select the motherboard as Editor’s Choice with comment that “if you are an enthusiast, the new features and overclock-ability of the M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wifi Edition will take you to performance levels previously not possible for the average overclocker. This is the best motherboard I have had the pleasure of testing to date and it has equaled or surpassed every other board I’ve worked with in stability tests. ASUS has done an outstanding job and have a real winner on their hands and a perfect successor to the A8N line.”
PCStats concludes with overall rating of 86% on the recommended motherboard with comment that judging by the motherboard benchmark results the Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe is a great all round multipurpose board. It’s full of features, its got a fast chipset, and overclocks well. If the competition can keep quality, feature set and performance up to par with this example from Asus, the Socket AM2 Athlon64 will have a long and bright future ahead of it.
Neoseeker awards Asus M2N32-SLI as overclocker’s award and concludes that “ASUS has once again impressed me with a dependable piece of hardware. If you’re out on the prowl for a brand-new AM2 system, and you’ve got your sights set on good design, boatloads of features, and overclocking mastery, the ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe should be one of the first on your list — just don’t forget to pick up an Audigy or X-Fi card to go along with it if you plan to do some gaming.”
Virtual-Hideout (dead link) writes that “If you’re thinking about buying this ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe, I can certainly recommend it. It will be brutal overkill for allot of you, but others it will be just perfect. Cheap it isn’t, coming in at just over $200 USD, but when you want the best you unfortunately have to pay for the best. There is not much doubt around the enthusiast community that this ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe is the best AM2 motherboard on the market at present time. And since I’m the editor an it’s my choice for motherboard (yes I purchased this board), then I think it more than deserves the Editors Choice Award.
Phoronix tests Asus M2N32-SLI with Linux and concludes with rating of 9 out of 10 that coming out of the ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe testing under Linux, this is quite possibly one of the best AM2 motherboards. The M2N32-SLI Deluxe boasts NVIDIA’s flagship nForce 590 SLI Chipset, is extremely tweakable when it comes to overclocking and performance options, and ships with a wide array of accessories. Among the ASUS innovations for the MN232-SLI Deluxe WiFi is a fanless heat-pipe Chipset cooling system and integrated 802.11g wireless adapter. Some of the other new items introduced with this AM2 product were an ASUS array microphone and Q-Connector kit. When it comes to the motherboard itself it offers dual Gigabit LAN, IEEE-1394a Firewire, dual RAID, and SATA on the Go capabilities. The overclocking results were nice and it certainly was stable throughout our tests. When it came to the Linux compatibility with the ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe WiFi, the integrated WiFi-AP Solo 802.11g had not worked natively nor did LM_Sensors properly detect the hardware sensors. Other then those two anomalies the motherboard had fared quite well with Linux compatibility, and its performance was certainly competitive. For those enthusiasts after top-notch performance with Socket AM2, the ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe should certainly be towards the top of the list.
VR-Zone (dead link) concludes that “as frustrating as it is while looking for the right RAM for the M2N32-SLI Deluxe, one will have to agree with me that the heatsink is one of the prettiest around, nicely engineered with nice emblems to cover the chipset heatsinks. My overclocking experience with the mainboard is also very pleasant, although the whole slew of BIOS options blew me away as much as the DFI RDX3200 that we reviewed a while back. Very pretty, and very functional when the right components are paired with it. I’ll still give it a nice 85marks even though the performance isn’t stellar, but hey, the overclocking is rock solid and it isn’t Asus’ fault for the performance, right?”