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Last month the reports claimed that Nvidia was preparing to offer a lower-cost SLI-enabled chipset for AMD's platform, the nForce 740a SLI but as it seems, Phenoms won't be the only ones to get cheap SLI. The LGA775-loving nForce 740i SLI is now said to be gearing up for a summer release in order to bring an update to Nvidia's sub-$120 offer and one of its main selling points will be x8 SLI.

Since the 750i SLI also has x8 SLI this chipset should get an update so as to have two PCI-Express slots working at full speed (x16). This will help better differentiate the nForce 750i from the 740i feature wise while also leaving enough room for improvement - the tri-SLI support found on the nForce 780i and 790i. Back to the nForce 740i SLI, this one will support 1333 MHz FSB processors, DDR2-800 memory, four SATA port and only PCI-Express 1.1 specs (BEd: Didn't we mention the nForce 740i is a revamped nForce 650i?).
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This is sweet. I could do a jump up from my current board and hopefully have all of the same features...well, except maybe RAID and a 2nd IDE header.
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