Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus vs Abit IN9 32X-MAX

We've got a new article posted here at HotHardware, featuring a pair of high-end, Core 2 compatible motherboards. We took Asus' hybrid "Dual X16 SLI" based P5N32-E SLI Plus and pitted it against Abit's nForce 680i SLI based flagship IN9 32X-MAX and had some interesting results. Here's a snip from the piece:

"This article set out to find the answer to a question inspired by ASUS' hybrid chipset; can you have nForce 680i SLI performance with dual x16 SLI, at a nForce 650i SLI price? In order to answer that question, we took the only commercially available example of ASUS' hybrid chipset, the P5N32-E SLI Plus and pit it against the nForce 680i SLI based Abit IN9 32X-MAX. After reviewing both boards, comparing their features and pitting them against each other in a slew of benchmarks, we think we have our answer."
Tags:  Asus, sli, Abit, N9, N3