At this time it is possible to run a retail Yorkfield processor such as the Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650, but you can't overclock it, not even one meager hertz. It seems that Intel hasn't supplied NVIDIA with enough information on how to do this, and practically all nForce 680i out there use NVIDIA's reference design.
Several sources have claimed that Intel wants GeForce SLI for desktop chipsets, NVIDIA isn't giving it to them and in return Intel is not giving them complete Yorkfield specs. Perhaps a bit childish, but certainly a powerful move. nForce 680i is a far from liked chipset among overclockers, but since you're forced to use it to run high-end GeForce SLI, it has still become quite common among the top benchers. Without proper support for Yorkfield, nForce 780i is doomed before it is even released.
Intel and NVIDIA clash over SLI
Posted on Wednesday, Nov 21 2007 @ 03:01 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck