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News Nvidia 680i boards don't support Penryn?

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 28 Nov 2007.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. fathazza

    fathazza Freed on Probation

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    :(

    what about us cheapskates with 650i boards then?
     
  3. Daza

    Daza MR D to you.

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    Its as simple as nvidia didn't give Intel the sli license or whatever you call it so Intel changed something on the yorkfield quad core so it wouldn't work, the ES of the yorkfield work fine with a beta bios for the 680i but the retail samples don't wonder why.

    This has been documented over on the EVGA forums which are getting an ear full from customers as well.
     
  4. Major

    Major Guest

    Hehehe, 1 - 1.
     
  5. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    Yet, my motherboad does, can take a picture to prove it.
    And yes, it is 680i. Maybe the box isn't telling the truth:wallbash:

    Sam
     
  6. MathiasLM

    MathiasLM New Member

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    This is Bulls***!!!

    I've had 3 NForce6 boards now, and it clearly said "45nm support" on the boxes.

    Not to mention the article-image is an image of my current board :mad:
     
  7. Zurechial

    Zurechial Elitist

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    It's been known for a while now on the EVGA forums.

    Shame.

    Just another reason to dislike the 680i, on top of all of the problems, failures and poorly-manufactured boards.

    I'm currently waiting on my RMA with EVGA, after the board fried its own memory controller. :rolleyes:
    You might accept the odd catastrophic failure if I had been trying to break some world benchmarking record with it... but I had mine running at stock clocks and voltages. :rolleyes:
    What's worse is that this issue is far from rare ( Googled ) and tends to not show up until a few months into the board's lifetime, meaning it was never an issue for the countless reviewers who sang the 680i's praises when it was released.

    EVGA appear to be handling matters well, but the whole situation leaves a bitter taste in one's mouth because of nVidia and Foxconn - I can't see myself buying another nForce board for a long time after this one.
     
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  8. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    so when is the next nforce board will be out? im curious to to see... ive read rumours on Nforce790i families...
     
  9. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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  10. atanum141

    atanum141 I fapped to your post!

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    Are the 45nm chips even out yet?

    And Sam....pics please.
     
  11. DarkLord7854

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    RMA time >.>
     
  12. Angleus

    Angleus New Member

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    Thank god I decided not to buy the Striker extreme in the end then....is it me or does everything seem to have a shorter and shorter life span at the minute? (/over the last 2 years?)
     
  13. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    Sounds like a good excuse to upgrade to me. except that i have a p35.
     
  14. Nikumba

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    Thats why I still prefer to buy a mobo with a chipset from the same company as the CPU

    Kimbie
     
  15. Daza

    Daza MR D to you.

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    The funny part is they state that 45nm cpus's work with the 680i when they should have said its the dual core series not the quads (yorkfield) which are already out and shipping and causing alot of headaches for retailers as the customers are coming back and saying the cpu doesn't work.
     
  16. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    Intel chipsets for me.... they just work.
     
  17. salesman

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    i just keep waiting for a reason to have a fast computer you know the gotta have fast computer but it never really comes around for me its kinda an inexpensive habit :p
     
  18. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    AW NO NO NO NO NO! ive an evga 680i and i just bought a 9650 as well.

    (evga can go **** themselves as the worst firm to get an RMA from)
     
  19. -EVRE-

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    Sounds like Intel withheld info from Nvidia to sell more of its own chipset.

    Are chipset makers still having to reverse engineer their chipsets to work with intel processors?

    whatever the reason.. it sure sounds like a good reason to continue to buy AMD.. even if they are a bit slower.
     
  20. DarkLord7854

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    They are? I fried my motherboard 5 times within a year and got an RMA within days without hassle from them, overnight shipping too.
     
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