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EVGA has announced a newest addition to its FTW-line of products, the Nforce 780i SLI based motherboard. Despite the fact that it comes with old Nforce 680i in combination with the NF200 chip, EVGA has managed to pimp it up a little in order to make it a bit more appealing.

EVGA's vision of the 780i SLI based motherboard comes with an 8-phase power design, all-solid capacitors, VDrop control, on board Clear CMOS, Power and Reset buttons, Ferrite core chokes and most importantly a support for up to 1066MHz memory.

Other noted specs include support for Intel's 45nm Core 2 Duo, Quad and Exteme processors, support for PCI-Express 2.0 and Tri-SLI. It has six SATA-II ports, ten USB 2.0 ports, 7.1 channel audio and two Gigabit Ethernet ports.

The new EVGA For the Win 780i SLI motherboard is already available and the suggested price tag stands at $279.99.
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I don't get how the 608i relates to the 780i. I thought it was a brand new chipset... what part of the 780 is based on the 680?
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I don't get how the 608i relates to the 780i. I thought it was a brand new chipset... what part of the 780 is based on the 680?
The 780 is just with a 680i northbridge, some changes to the electrical, and the 200 chip.
    
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The 780i FTW uses a different Southbridge to allow more PCIe 2.0 lanes.
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The one thing the Fud was right about, and a day late.
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I wish this would of came out about a month ago. So i could of gotten this board instead of the regular evga 780i board. The higher quality capacitors and chokes along with the faster memory made it a bit more appealing. (i was going to go with the 790i initially but it was a tad out of my price range)
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The very implementation of the 780i "chipset" is what baffles me. All they did was slap on a new chip on the 680i for PCI-e 2.0 support. It's almost as confusing as Intel's X38 and X48 chipsets since I still don't understand the difference between two other than the latter officially supports a 1600-MHz FSB. But I've read X38 board support them already.
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The very implementation of the 780i "chipset" is what baffles me. All they did was slap on a new chip on the 680i for PCI-e 2.0 support. It's almost as confusing as Intel's X38 and X48 chipsets since I still don't understand the difference between two other than the latter officially supports a 1600-MHz FSB. But I've read X38 board support them already.
The 780i also supports 45nm quads while the 680i does not. In addition, SLI performance is slightly improved using the NV200 PCIe 2.0 controller.
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I wish this would of came out about a month ago. So i could of gotten this board instead of the regular evga 780i board. The higher quality capacitors and chokes along with the faster memory made it a bit more appealing. (i was going to go with the 790i initially but it was a tad out of my price range)
step-up lasts 90 days if you register so you just pay the price diff
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post #10 of 14
I don't see too much difference between the FTW and the 780i (non FTW).
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