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XFX nForce 680i Review

ajmatson    -   December 4, 2007
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Specifications:

CPU Intel Core 2 Extreme (dual and quad core), Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Quad, Celeron D, Pentium 4, Pentium 4, Pentium D 9XX, Pentium D 8XX
Chipset NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI MCP Chipset
Front Side Bus 1333 / 1066 / 800 MHz
Memory 4x DIMM, Dual Channel DDR2 533/667/800, Max. 8GB. SLi Ready up to 1200MHz
Expansion Slots PCI-E x16 (2), PCI-E x8 (1), PCI-E x1 (2), PCI (2)
Storage 1x PATA supporting up to two devices, 6x SATA supporting RAID 0,1,0+1,5
LAN 2x Gigabit Ethernet Ports
Audio 8 Channel High Definition Audio (HDA)
IEEE 1394 1394a @ 400 Mb/s
USB (10) 2.0 ports (6 Rear + 2x2 Onboard)
Back Panel Connections 1x PS/2 Mouse
1x Keyboard
6x USB 2.0

1x Firewire 400
1x SPDIF Audio
2x Gigabit Ethernet
8CH Audio Connectors
Internal Connection 2x USB Headers
1x Firewire Header
Front Panel Headders

Speaker Header
Accessories  UltraDMA 133/100/66 cable
FDD cable
6x Serial ATA cables

4 Port USB Bracket
1 Port Firewire Bracket
3 4-Pin Molex to SATA Power Adapter
Manuals
SLi Bridge
Driver CD
Bonus: Lost Planet PC Game
Form Factor ATX Form Factor, 12"x 9.6" (30.5cm x 24.4cm)

 

Features:

  • High Definition Audio (HDA)
    High definition audio brings consumer electronics quality sound to the PC delivering high quality sound from multiple channels. Using HDA, systems can deliver 192kHz/32-bit quality for eight channels, supporting new audio formats.

  • Windows Vista™ Capable
    NVIDIA nForce®-based motherboards are perfect for Microsoft® Windows Vista™ when coupled with an NVIDIA® GeForce® GPU and 512MB of system memory.

  • Designed for NVIDIA SLI technology
    NVIDIA SLI technology is a revolutionary platform innovation that allows users to intelligently scale graphics performance by combining multiple NVIDIA graphics solutions in a single system with an nForce SLI MCP. Available on nForce 680i SLI and nForce 650i SLI MCPs

  • Dual DDR2 Memory Architecture
    A state-of-the-art DualDDR2 memory controller allows high bandwidth and low latency data access to the CPU and GPU. Ensures data and information are relayed through the system as quickly as possible for incredible performance.

  • NVIDIA MediaShield™ Storage
    Suite of features that safeguards your most important digital media assets; always reliable, scalable, and accessible. Includes RAID and SATA drive support.

  • PCI Express
    Designed to run with PCI Express bus architecture. This bus doubles the bandwidth of AGP 8X, delivering 4GB/s of upstream data transfer and 4GB/s of downstream data transfer.

  • USB 2.0
    A standard plug-and-play interface that provides easy-to-use connectivity for USB devices.

  • Networking with NVIDIA nForce
    NVIDIA networking delivers the highest network throughput at the lowest CPU utilization. The manageable and stable NVIDIA networking solution results in better networking management and a lower total cost of ownership. Only NVIDIA integrates this level of networking features to allow you to take your online experience to the next level.

  • NVIDIA FirstPacket technology
    Be the 'King of Ping' with NVIDIA FirstPacket technology. Get the crystal-clear phone conversations and online gaming performance you expect. NVIDIA FirstPacket technology assures your game data, VoIP conversations, and large file transfers are delivered according to preferences set by you in an intuitive wizard.

  • NVIDIA Native Gigabit Ethernet
    The industry's fastest Gigabit Ethernet performance eliminates network bottlenecks and improves overall system efficiency and performance.

 

Specs and features taken from http://www.xfxforce.com/web/product/listConfigurationDetails.jspa?series=NVIDIA+nForce+680i&productConfigurationId=998938#openLarger




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