A Motherboard with Built-In Wi-Fi: ASUS A8V-E Deluxe

Review: ExtremeTech's ongoing reviews of Socket 939 motherboards took take a look at a true novelty—a board with integrated 802.11g Wi-Fi. Do the rest of the features and performance add up?

Plenty of nForce 4–based motherboards have come across our doorstep in the past couple of months, but we only recently got our hands on one of the newer PCIe, Socket 939 motherboards that uses VIAs K8T890 chipset.

The Soltek SL-K890PRO turned out to be a decent motherboard for everyday users, but it failed our overclocking attempts and simply didnt offer the same level of performance as most of the nForce 4–based motherboards weve reviewed.

That was just one motherboard based on VIAs K8T890 chipset, though. Will another manufacturer fare better? Today we examine the ASUS A8V-E Deluxe, a new Socket 939 motherboard thats one of the first weve seen to offer fully integrated, motherboard-down 802.11g Wi-Fi. Will it have the same general problems with overclocking and speed that Solteks design did? Lets find out.

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