780i SLI Disected - Sneak Peak + BIOS

Posted on Friday, Dec 07 2007 @ 12:07 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
BCC Hardware just posted a sneak peek of a motherboard based on the nForce 780i SLI chipset. Not only does this chipset offer up three PCIe 16x slots, is it going to be enough to justify a new model name, bigger price tag and your spending money? This chipset will only run DDR2 - not DDR3 like some had hoped, but it makes up for it with full Intel Yorkfield support. Take a look at their article for some close up shots and a bit of a tour through the BIOS.

While the nVidia 780i SLI chipset isn't blowing anyone away with a whole new level of performance, it does bring some nice features to the table. It adds full PCIe 16x support on all graphics card slots and enables 3-Way SLI on this board. Of course 3-Way SLI is also to be supported on 680i SLI boards, but with one card running on a PCIe 8x interface. Is this worth a model change though? Perhaps not by itself, but also bear in mind that the 780i will offer full Yorkfield support as well - where the 680i simply cannot due to hardware incompatibility.

Check it out at BCC Hardware.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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