Sunday, November 23, 2008

The NForce 790i SLI Motherboard

NForce 790i SLI Product Review Nvidia release a new motherboard, the NForce 790i SLI FTW (For The Win) from EVGA. The new 790i SLI motherboard is completely new and different board because it has a digital PWM or Digital Pulse-Width Modulation, what it does do, so that you can overclock further. If you try to look at 790i SLI, it looks pretty much the same with the old ones but there are few things that are missing especially on the CPU area. You will notice that there are no transistors, capacitors, they not there, and that’s because all the power of the board is controlled digitally with the digital PWM. So that, it will give you more stable frequency, more stable voltage, clean power, and higher efficiency rating. EVGA claims that their use of solid-state capacitors and 100-percent ferrite-core chokes should also improve the board’s signal-to-noise ratios in extreme overclocking situations. The 790i SLI is the best for gaming, the reason is there are three PCI Express x16 slots so that you can try three SLI video card monster on the board. Another reason that NForce 790i SLI motherboard are really good it’s because it has 4 DDR 3 memory slots, it can support up to 2000 MHz DDR3 memory and a 1,600MHz front-side bus. The only way you can get to 2000 MHz if you use the SLI ready memory with EPP (Enhanced Performance Profile). The 790i SLI is also equip with VDROOP to keep your voltage stable when transition from idle to load and it protects the CPU from voltage spikes as the processor swings between light and heavy workloads. Let’s get to the overall view of the components of NForce 790i SLI motherboard. Socket 775 supports 1600 MHZ FSB, 8 GB of DDR3 memory, three PCI Express x16 slots, two PCI Express x1 slots and two regular PCI slots. There are nine SATA headers, E-SATA, two gigabit LAN, two PS2 ports, coaxial and optical S/PDIF, 7.1 HD audio, ten USB ports and IDE and Floppy headers in case you want to use some of those ancient technologies or something like that. For me, I like EVGA it is an awesome brand and for three reasons. First, the 90 day Step-Up program, if there something new they let you Step-Up on it. Second, 24 hour costumer support just in case you need help. And last, it has a Limited Lifetime Warranty, if there’s anything goes wrong with your board, you got a new one without loosing money.