A8N-VM CSM/NBP = A8N-VM CSM + $7.04?

Discussion in 'Asus' started by dhs, May 12, 2006.

  1. dhs

    dhs Guest

    Newegg (and others) are now selling a new version of the
    Asus A8N-VM CSM which is branded with the suffix NBP,
    standing apparently for Nvidia Business Platform.
    It appears to be the same board (MSI has a 6150 board
    where the NBP version adds a security module and loses
    the firewire ports). The NBP brand is supposed to imply
    greater stability, but doesn't explain why or what is
    different. Anybody know, besides $7.04? ($7.00 unit
    price difference plus $.04 shipping difference)
    dhs, May 12, 2006
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  2. dhs

    sj Guest

    Buy the MSI version, it's better.
    sj, May 15, 2006
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  3. dhs

    dhs Guest

    I would, but the Asus board supports ECC memory. (Why Nvidia
    doesn't spec this in its NBP version (supposedly more stable)
    is beyond me.)

    I did find one difference in the specs - the NBP board supports
    fewer RAID modes. So you're actually paying more ($7.04, to be
    precise) for less, apparently (although, to be fair, you do
    get the extra acronym).
    dhs, May 15, 2006
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