Log in Don’t have an account? Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. More information about the entire line of ASRock products can be found here. The layout of this design offers a very good balance of expansion slots for a mainstream board. ASRock began operations in as the value brand group for Asus.

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The layout of this design offers a very good balance of expansion slots for a mainstream board. Page 1 of 6. Located next to this series of ports are the next two USB 2.

Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. With this being our inaugural Fedora Core 5 motherboard review, there are a few benchmarking changes to note. The Asrock layout provides excellent clearance for cards and components and it was easy to install in a mid-size ATX case. The cables were forced to run vertically in between the video cards and then loop over the first video card.

The game port header and front audio panel header are located in front of 939sli-esataa2 floppy drive connector and to the right of the number three PCI slot.

However, our initial impressions were not as 939sli-essta2 at the beginning of the test phase as the board would sporadically produce random results in the synthetic benchmarks while generating lockups in the memory benchmarks.

Meanwhile, the integrated Firewire, along with all of the 939sli-esatta2 components, had operated seamlessly. The stable configuration in which we 939sliesata2 our same set of tests was with the AMD Athlon 64 at 1.

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The floppy drive connector is located to right of the number three PCI slot and is inconveniently located for most case designs. The memory modules are easy to install with a full size video card placed in the first PCI Express x16 slot. Legal Disclaimer, Privacy Policy Contact.

ASRock 939SLI32-eSATA2: ULi Dual x16 SLI

We typically witnessed temperatures hovering near 59c from this heat sink, although we did not notice any stability issues during load operations. We also noticed temperature readings of around 56c in between the video cards where the two oan were installed.

The ULi M chipset is passively cooled with a high rise heat 939ssli-esata2 that did not interfere with cards installed into the PCI slots. Features ASRock designed a very well laid out board with all major connections easily reached.

More information about the entire line of ASRock products can be found here. This portion of the 939soi-esata2 includes the Linux compatibility, overclocking, and of course, its performance by means of benchmarks. All trademarks used are properties of their respective owners. We also have to wonder about the inclusion of the AM2 CPU upgrade slot that seems more like a marketing gimmick than something that will be useful in the future.

ASRock SLIeSATA2 Review – Phoronix

While the performance of the board was slightly lower in most benchmarks, the stability was superb with the release BIOS. Let’s find out if this alternative offering leads to a difficult choice.

The first physical PCI Express x16 connector is located next to the 12V power connector that must 9339sli-esata2 used if two video cards are installed.

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The only way to come to a decisive conclusion was to test the board thoroughly and utilize it in a variety of situations.

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We were impressed with the board, and our results might change the way that you look at a value based solution. Thus, even for our bit motherboard testing we have returned to i software. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. We do believe additional cooling in this area is required. Of course, now that NVIDIA has completed their acquisition of ULi, we have to wonder how many manufacturers will be able to provide a similar solution utilizing these chipsets or how long this driver will be available.

The audio panel consists of 3 ports that can be configured for 2, 939sli-esaya2, and 5. After the initial excitement 939sli-easta2 our gift from ASRock wore off, we began to wonder if this present would be one that we would toss in the closet, regift to an unsuspecting editor, or cherish over time. During our testing and general usage of the ASRock SLIeSATA2, we found the board’s stability to be exceptional and it delivered competitive results in the latest synthetic and game benchmarks.

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