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Originally Posted by ATI83 View Post
Nforce 680i should be the fastest for both memory and CPU overclocking and the boards should emerge in the following days.

It will end up faster than both Intel's high-end chipset 975X and the P965, it will have a rough ride to beat RD600 from DAAMIT.

It supports three PCIe slots, two for graphic cards and one for physics. the memory can hit 1200MHz if not even higher. The boards based on it should be announced on the 8th, together with the new Geforce thingummy
Hopefully it won't be another nForce SLi for Socket T (LGA 775).

Everyone knows those didn't do well.
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post #32 of 44
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Oh NICE, so is SLI supposed to be more efficient now? Before it was only like 65% MAX efficient, maybe its true 100% efficient.
100% efficient is not possible, because of the overhead of the two cards communicating with one another, and the rest of the system.

I'm loving nVidia's new stuff... I was starting to lose hope, since they were continuously being thrashed by the X1900 series, and making sucky Intel chipsets... but the 8800GTX performs very closely to X1950XTX crossfire, and the 680i is looking very, very nice. YAY nVIDIA!
post #33 of 44
When I pick mine up this evening, I'll let you fellas know how it runs SLI

Fugger at Xtremesystems got 530 FSB out of the box with the board and Pedro Rocha (one of the mods) had it at 411 stable FSB on air (trial run only) and several other members hit between 450 and 390 the first day of overclocking. Looks to be living up to its expectations (and then some).
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post #34 of 44
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Originally Posted by ATI83 View Post
Nforce 680i should be the fastest for both memory and CPU overclocking and the boards should emerge in the following days.

It will end up faster than both Intel's high-end chipset 975X and the P965, it will have a rough ride to beat RD600 from DAAMIT.

It supports three PCIe slots, two for graphic cards and one for physics. the memory can hit 1200MHz if not even higher. The boards based on it should be announced on the 8th, together with the new Geforce thingummy

Umm. this thread is talking about "released" products. Its not just a preview any more. The EVGA 680i came out yesterday and is already being benched by many enthusiasts (as are the 8800 cards).
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post #35 of 44
The location of the SATA ports is pretty good since they won't be blocked the 2-foot long 8800. If you really want to hide them there is two more Sata ports sticking out to the side (the box said 6x SATA).

I don't think that it will be like the older nforce chipsets, since they were AMD chipsed fitted to Intel. Now, it seems because of AMD/ATI merger, nVidia developed and released this chipset for Intel first. These tech-specs of the 600-series show that there is nothing for AMD yet,
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post #36 of 44
Buy away:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188009

Starting to get good reviews. Mines gonna be here monday.
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post #37 of 44
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100% efficient is not possible, because of the overhead of the two cards communicating with one another, and the rest of the system.

I'm loving nVidia's new stuff... I was starting to lose hope, since they were continuously being thrashed by the X1900 series, and making sucky Intel chipsets... but the 8800GTX performs very closely to X1950XTX crossfire, and the 680i is looking very, very nice. YAY nVIDIA!
The raw frame performance isn't the only thing the 8800's have going for them. It's their inter-PCIx communications system. They were designed from the ground up to communicate with an external PCIx physics card. Very niiiice.
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Its 2 Sata connectors. This is the best looking board ever.
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Its 2 Sata connectors. This is the best looking board ever.
It's pimpin! Diag leds even!
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In terms of board design, the DFI 590 pwns the EVGA 680i

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