NVIDIA snaps nForce 680i SLI

Written by Wil Harris

October 16, 2006 | 15:32

Tags: #680 #nforce #preview #sli

Companies: #intel #nvidia

NVIDIA has sent out the first snaps of nForce 680i SLI, the Conroe-compatible new motherboard chipset.

As with nForce 5, NVIDIA has created a 'reference' design for the chipset which will be implemented by board partners. The board has two x16 slots for SLI, and one x8 slot for a physics accelerator it is thought the company will launch before the year is out.

It's a passively cooled chipset with plenty of room for a chunky cooler to sit on top of the Core 2 Duo chip.

NVIDIA sez:

"We thought you might appreciate a sneak peek of our next generation NVIDIA nForce platform for current and upcoming Intel processors - the nForce 680i SLI - that will be the foundation for the definitive gaming platform. NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI-based motherboards will be available in November from leading motherboard partners.

This specific board shown will be brought to market by several partners, including EVGA and others."


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