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Heres a good Review from Xbit labs.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/chi...-680i-sli.html
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It's about time.

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And in conclusion of me reading the article...

975X FTW!!!
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Its looks like a Good Chipset from what i can see.
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Its looks like a Good Chipset from what i can see.
Oh no doubt, but not in competition with the 975X, looks like even though the i680 and P965 are getting higher scores than each other in different tests that they're kind of neck and neck.
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Its odd though. The other 10 or so reviews on the internet are all much more emphatic about how amazing the 680i chipset is. This is the only review that is more of a so-so.

http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/articl...50aHVzaWFzdA==

http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets...oc.aspx?i=2869

http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid...=expert&pid=23

http://techreport.com/reviews/2006q4.../index.x?pg=22

http://www.vr-zone.com/?i=4215&s=20

Here are 5 that are all highly praising the board. Nasgul has a theory that they are all being bribed by Nvidia
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And in conclusion of me reading the article...

975X FTW!!!
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WHQL Certified BIOS
Improvements to overclocking
Enhancements for Quad-Core CPUs
Adds ability to enable splash screen

http://www.evga.com/support/drivers/...t.asp?switch=2


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Its odd though. The other 10 or so reviews on the internet are all much more emphatic about how amazing the 680i chipset is. This is the only review that is more of a so-so.
I think some review sites are amazed on how the Nvidia chipset improved over the previous release (570). Hence is why they were more emphatic to them vs. old Intel.

This review probably took the boards strait up for their preformance, taking no previous history into thought. They liked the 975x and 965 because they were just better OCers.
    
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Nasgul has a theory that they are all being bribed by Nvidia
Of course Robi. It's all marketing and who got the bigger wallet and who is willing to accept a nice chuck of cash.

Kyle Bennette was bytching about that back in June of 2005, yet now he's website if full of add and I'm sure Anand told him that it's better to take the cash and shut up than be poor and honest.

Robi, I'm sure if you had a hardware review website, you wouldn't be posting bad crap about nVidia or ATI because guess what? They'll probably say to you to stick it up where the sun don't shine.....because you know what? Don't bite the hand that feeds ya.


But I bow to Xbit-Labs for their honesty:
Quote:
If you are not interested in putting together an SLI system, then we wouldn’t recommend Nvidia nForce 680i SLI as a basis for your platform at this time. The thing is that the only mainboard available today is the reference mainboard and it didn’t prove the best in our performance, overclocking and power consumption tests. In other words, it couldn’t outperform the overclocker’s solutions in Intel 975X Express and Intel P965 Express chipsets in any of the practical tests, except the formal specifications, though.
Page 13.

And I do understand why you needed the 680i, to make a good use of those two 7900 GTX.
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