Asus P5N-E SLI Motherboard Review – The 680i KillerFri, Jan 12, 2007 - 12:00 AM
We have always expected good things from Asus when it comes to the area of overclocking, and it was no different when we received this board. We had high hopes, and we were not disappointed at all. We first started out using the default multiplier to see just how far we could push the CPU. And as you can see from the results, we were able to reach a new high with our E6600 CPU.
Our previously high with this CPU was 3.56ghz on the Foxconn board, at a fsb of 395. The Asus P5N-E SLI was able to go beyond that to an astounding 401 fsb, giving us a total CPU speed of 3.61ghz! Extra cooling on the board would likely help. The Northbridge could certainly use a fan, the southbridge could at the very least use a heatsink. With that in place, this board may have been able to spread its wings a little. If we get the chance, we may just add a little cooling and see what we can do.
Next, we lowered the multi to 6 to see where we could go with the board. Take a look:
That is right! a fsb of 496 is just fantastic considering this is a “mid” range board for the Nvidia chipset. Can you say “680i killer.”
Let’s wrap it up!