AnandTech takes a look at the NVIDIA 680i SLI chipset which now offers official support for Intel's 1333MHz FSB processors.
Several BIOS releases later, new board designs, and even a few component changes, it seems as if the majority of these problems and others have finally been solved. To be fair, the Intel P965 was also plagued with a like number of problems upon launch that have since been solved - well, most of them. So, it was with great interest after receiving our first 1333MHz FSB processors that we set out to see if the 600i series of chipsets lived up to NVIDIA's claims about "official" 1333FSB support. We already knew they fully supported 1333FSB rates and beyond, but how they would act with a native 1333FSB processor was the wild card in our tests.
We lined up several 600i motherboards on the test bench, popped our QX6850 in each one, flipped the switch, and then took several deep breaths as board after board failed to run properly. A couple of boards would not even POST, a few worked fine, and some would boot into Vista and then act strange - not Britney Spears strange mind you; more like Paris Hilton behind bars. You just knew that QX6850 wanted to escape its confines and party all night long, but instead it was limited to a few whimpers and constant pleas for help from its socket induced hell..