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  • Soltek SL-K8AN2E-GR Motherboard Review
  • Soltek SL-K8AN2E-GR Motherboard Review



    Not to long ago we had the opportunity to look at the new nForce3 offering from Soltek, the SL-K8AN-RL. This was a top of the line model based on the nVidia nForce3-150 for the 754pin Athlon64. The board is like other Soltek motherboards in that it was designed for a mainstream user looking for a quick and easy way to move to the Athlon64 platform and provides just about everything a user could want at only a fraction of the cost.
    We have another Soltek motherboard in the Ninjalane Labs that should give us some real insight into the differences between the nF3-150 and nF3-250 and how they affect performance and usability. For the most part the board is a simple upgrade to the SL-K8AN-RL that takes advantage of the new chipset features while still providing a fair amount of expandability.
    The board under review is another member of the "Black Thunder" series from Soltek, the SL-K8AN2E-GR. This board comes equipped with the nVidia nForce3-250Gb chipset and support for all types of 754pin Athlon64 processors. As with all Black Thunder boards the PCB is a glossy jet-black can comes with purple expansion slots.

    For a complete list of specs please visit the SL-K8AN2E-GR spec page on the Soltek website