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Old 01-13-2008, 08:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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EVGA | EVGA nForce 780i SLI Motherboard

What do you guys think of this board?
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Doesn't impress me much from the 680i. I don't think there's much improvement, other than support for PCIe 2.0 and 3-Way SLI.
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Only thing that is nice is 3-Way SLI and maybe the northbridge fan..
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Is there much difference between 680i/780i and P35/X38 other than the SLI or Crossfire?
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Not really. The choice between those Nvidia and Intel chipsets, is mainly if you want either SLI or Crossfire.
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EVGA | EVGA nForce 780i SLI Motherboard

What do you guys think of this board?
I dunno for what it has it is nice just not a lot new to justify buying this board over the 680i board they have. Just my thoughts...
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Is there much difference between 680i/780i and P35/X38 other than the SLI or Crossfire?
Nah, I think reviewers have been summarising the 780i as the 680i+, not really a new chipset, they just boshed the metal in a few places.

Generally, the P35 was streets ahead of the 680i in terms of stability, overclockability, and general problem-free-ness. The 680i was riddled with problems at the start, and its still a mess, with no end of BIOS updates coming out. That said, its not a terrible chipset, its just you'd only really want to get one if you wanted SLI, a 680i would generally do you fine.

I've not heard any bad things about X38 yet, and the 780i is very new, but I'd say that its worth waiting a good 4-6 months on new chipsets and motherboards for these problems and associated fixes to arise. In my view, P35 is a choice you can't fault, unless you are dead set on SLI. And while SLI GT or SLI GTS might the way to go at the moment, I don't see it as a good investment. 2x price for 30% performance increase (at reasonable resolutions), 1GT or 1 GTS512 is more than enough for most things at the moment, and when the new 9 series comes out (not the 9800 botches, but the entirely new G100 core), they will no doubt eclipse GTSLI
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plus no burn out on the p35/x38
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The 780i is just a 680i with pci-e 2.0. Its still going to burn out within 6 weeks because nvidia cant design chipsets for crap.

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