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Old 10-16-2006, 08:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Nvidia's three-GPU mobo spied on web

Nvidia's nForce 680i SLI chipset for Intel processors has leaked out online, with a piccy of the part surfacing on a variety of websites. The chipset is expected to target the chip giant's upcoming quad-core processors, the 'Kentsfield' Core 2 Extreme and Core 2 Quad.

Little is known about the board's feature-set, but the picture - as seen on Japanese-language site PCWatch, for example - suggests it's capable of taking three PCI-Express x16 cards.

That implies it's Nvidia's physics processing-oriented board: two of the PCIe slots are for SLI-connected graphics cards for visual rendering, while the third takes another graphics card that's dedicated to handling physical interactions between on-screen objects.

The reference board's pic shows a Firewire 400 port, six USB ports, a pair of Ethernet connecors - presumably Gigabit-ready - two PS/2 ports, two PCI connectors and two PCIe x1 slots. The chipset's the bit in the middle under the heatpipe connected heatsink. There are four DIMM slots.

The PCWatch suggests the 680i may be launched later today.

http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2006/10...ce_680i_leaks/
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Old 10-16-2006, 09:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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looks amazing.....this provides alot of new oppurtunities and upgrades....i bet it will be expensive as **** though.

look at the chipset cooler on that thing.....lol
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Indeed it is....looks sleak.
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Since when did NVIDIA make Motherboards?
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Isn't this a new technology? They are now starting to put physics cards in computers, right?
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**** yea i want it
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Isn't this a new technology? They are now starting to put physics cards in computers, right?
this is nVidia using it's GPU's as PPU's
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is that a heat pipe to cool the northbridge?! sweeeeet... theys knows whats i likes
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actually, the contact point is on the southbridge
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