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Hardware Foxconn N68S7AA nForce 680i SLI

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 3 May 2007.

  1. Tim S

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    Mother-Goose 5 o'clock somewhere

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    hmph!

    On a note with memory, compared to running at stock timings, how much better is the performance with the nice tight timings you were testing with?
     
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    mclean007 Officious Bystander

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    Don't you need two for a pair of GX7950 GX2s in Quad SLi?
     
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    Why would you want two GX2s not DX10 cards? And for that matter: why quad sli?? ;):)
     
  5. mclean007

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    I agree absolutely, you'd be mental to buy GX2s now, but if you have a pair, you need two bridges for quad sli, so I guess that is why some manufacturers include them in the bundle, so as not to be accused of missing ANYTHING out!!
     
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    you just got quoted for that :hehe:
     
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    \o/

    You need some [ s ] tags for the lawnmower bit :D
     
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    ah thx long time since i last used html codes
     
  10. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Nice looking board - sounds like it fell a whisker short from greatness tbh.

    Any idea when/if you'll have a DFI LP 680i LT? Looks like an awesome board...
     
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    Why can't motherboard manufacturers make decent software? It's always horrible. :eyebrow:

    Still, if you want to mess about with your BIOS in windows then I suppose you deserve to be subjected to awful software.
     
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    What's about that #14?

    Also, if SLI is a two VGAs system why having that #3 on 680i motherboards? :confused:

    PS: I was always curious about those two things for some time already. :p
     
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    14 is the hex display ;)
     
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    #3 is a third PCI-E slot, which has 8 lanes rather than 16 for the other two. You could use the third slot for a RAID controller, a third graphics card (in future) to handle physics calculations, or any PCI-E x1 device like a soundcard or TV capture card.
     
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    The 7900 GX2 requires two, but 7950 GX2 quad SLI requires one.
     
  16. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    Looks pretty good. I'm really not too keen on chipset fans, though. :(
     
  17. ViPPeR_666

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    Yeah I know ( :worried: ). But what's the info it displays? Temps? Post? What?
    :lol:

    Thx for the info. :)
     
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    Diagnostic codes on POST.
     
  19. Tyinsar

    Tyinsar 6 screens 1 card since Nov 17 2007

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    I got as far as the bit about the noise of the fans and lost interest. I'm not totally sold on heatpipes all over the board either but I like my systems to be reasonably quiet. I think Foxconn has great potential but this board needs a little more work before I'd buy one.
     
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  20. Fatboy

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    the feature list says PCI Experss not Express

    Looks like a decent board, and im glad its got the 2 marvell LAN chips as my Nvidia one is complete ar$e
     
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