NVIDIA’s nForce 790 Ultra SLI chipset — the ZOTAC nForce 790i-Supreme

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    NVIDIA’s nForce 790 Ultra SLI chipset — the ZOTAC nForce 790i-Supreme

    New ZOTAC nForce 790i-Supreme forms the foundation for the worlds fastest gaming PCs

    HONG KONG – Mar. 18, 2008 – ZOTAC International (MCO) Ltd., a leading award-winning NVIDIA AIC, today announced the ultimate platforms for gamers and system enthusiasts – the ZOTAC nForce 790i-Supreme. The new platform combine the power of high-performance Intel Core 2 processors, extreme overclocking, high-speed DDR3 memory, PCI Express 2.0, 2-way, 3-way and Quad SLI technology, ESA and NVIDIA Control Panel to power the world’s fastest gaming PCs for unmatched DirectX 10 performance.

    Powering the new ZOTAC nForce 790i-Supreme motherboard is NVIDIA’s latest nForce 790i Ultra SLI MCP and SPP, designed for Intel Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Extreme and Pentium processors, including 45nm Penryn models, with front-side bus speeds up to 1600 MHz.

    The ZOTAC nForce 790i-Supreme has plenty of overclocking headroom, allowing adventurous users to extract every ounce of performance from the latest 45nm Penryn-based Intel Core 2 processors. Sky’s the limit when it comes to performance tweaking with the ZOTAC nForce 790i-Supreme.

    “PC enthusiasts and gamers always seek the best components available for their systems, the ZOTAC nForce 790i-Supreme delivers the best foundation for their systems,” said Carsten Berger, marketing director, ZOTAC International (MCO) Ltd. “The ZOTAC nForce 790i-Supreme combines all the latest technologies available and encompasses it into a single high-performance motherboard.”
    New to the ZOTAC nForce 790i-Supreme is support for DDR3 memory up to 2000 MHz, with enhanced performance profiles 2.0, or EPP 2.0 technology. Users can optimize DDR3 memory modules hassle-free for maximal performance with EPP 2.0 technology.

    PCI Express 2.0 technology is the backbone for 2-way, 3-way and Quad SLI technologies. PCI Express 2.0 delivers double the bandwidth of first-generation PCI Express while maintaining backwards compatibility, providing up to 5 GT/s of bandwidth when paired with PCI Express 2.0 compliant devices, to feed bandwidth-hungry 3D games and applications.

    The ZOTAC nForce 790i-Supreme support the latest 2-way, 3-way and Quad SLI technologies with three full-speed PCI Express x16 slots. SLI technology allows gamers to add multiple ZOTAC GeForce graphics cards to achieve up to 2.8x performance increases for mind-blowing frame rates with next-generation DirectX 10 and OpenGL 2.1 games and applications.

    New ESA technology provides complete system performance management in real-time, granting users unprecedented control over thermal, electrical, acoustic and operating characteristics for maximal system performance. A new NVIDIA Control Panel unifies all ESA-compliant components for easy system monitoring with an intuitive and customizable 3D user interface.

    “ESA technology is the latest development in providing high optimization capabilities to the end user,” Mr. Berger added. “With ESA technology, anyone can fine tune their system for the best performance, no matter what their skill level is.”

    Existing NVIDIA technologies make a return to the ZOTAC nForce 790i-Supreme, including MediaShield Storage, DualNet and FIrstPacket.

    NVIDIA MediaShield Storage technology allows users to safeguard data or speed up hard disk performance with support for RAID 0, 1, 0+1 and 5, with up to six SATA 3.0Gb/s drives.

    NVIDIA DualNet technology provides two native Gigabit Ethernet controllers for high-speed networking performance. DualNet technology is joined by FIrstPacket technology for easy network optimizations with an intuitive wizard – allowing users to prioritize specific network traffic, such as games for ultra-low ping times and VoIP for crystal clear calls.

    Build the ultimate PC gaming system featuring the foundation of the world’s best PC gaming platform using the ZOTAC nForce 790i-Supreme motherboard.

    General details
    • New ZOTAC nForce 790i-Supreme
    • World’s best PC gaming platforms
    • 2-way, 3-way and Quad SLI support
    • Three full-speed PCI Express x16 slots
    • Intel Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Extreme, Pentium compatible (including Penryn 45nm processors)
    • FSB 1600 MHz compatible
    • DDR3-2000 support
    • EPP 2.0 support
    • RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5
    • Dual 10/100/1000 Mbps networking
    • ESA compatible

    Product Name: ZOTAC nForce 790i-Supreme
    Chipset: nForce 790i Ultra SLI MCP and SPP
    Supported processors Intel Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Extreme, Pentium, including 45nm Penryn-based
    Socket LGA-775
    Memory Technology DDR3-1333 (Up to 2000 MHz with SLI-Ready memory, EPP 2.0)
    DIMM slots 4
    NVIDIA SLI Technology Yes (2-way, 3-way, Quad SLI)
    Expansion 3 PCI Express x16 (full-speed)
    PCI Express 2.0 Yes
    SATA/PATA 6/2
    SATA Speed 3.0Gb/s
    RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5
    Networking Dual 10/100/1000Mbps
    USB ports 10
    IEEE1394 2 (one internal, one rear panel)
    ESA Compatible Yes
    Other features NVIDIA MediaShield Storage, NVIDIA FirstPacket, NVIDIA DualNet technologies, NVIDIA Control Panel Utility, NVIDIA System Monitor, high-definition audio
    Windows Vista capability Windows Vista Premium Certified

    About ZOTAC International (MCO) Limited
    ZOTAC International is a part of PC Partner Ltd. Group. ZOTAC is also one of the largest NVIDIA add-in board and motherboard manufacturers in the world with over 10 years of quality manufacturing experience. The ZOTAC philosophy is to deliver the latest products at competitive prices without sacrificing quality.
    For further information please visit www.zotac.com
     

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