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News XFX to release nForce 680i SLI LT mobo

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 17 Mar 2007.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    Not all that interesting to look at, no heatpies or a color scheme. I guess we are used to much more extravagant motherboards these days. I wonder, if you got a PCI-E 16x slot and soldered it to the board, do you think it could work?
    Looks like everyones dipping into every category these days.
     
  3. rupbert

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    It's quite sad to say this, but it looks ugly.

    If so many new companies are going to be releasing motherboards, they are going have to stand out from current market leaders like Asus...
     
  4. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    There are two XFX boards, and both are on www.scan.co.uk
    The upper model is around £290 from what i remember.

    Sam
     
  5. Xen0phobiak

    Xen0phobiak SMEGHEADS!

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    That wouldn't sway me...
     
  6. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    I spent a while looking at the pics and wondering what's wrong... Then I understood that I'm watching at the ugliest mobo since the early days of Socket A or so. That wouldn't scare me alone, but damn there's not one but two fans! I really, really hope that's just a prototype and the real deal will look nicer and have less fans.

    It's always interesting to see manufacturers jumping into other areas, tho.
     
  7. Techno-Dann

    Techno-Dann Disgruntled kumquat

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    Wow. It's just like any number of reference 680i boards, just without the second gigabit ethernet connector. XFX, you've really out underdone yourself this time. Then again, I suppose that is the nVidia Way (tm). Forget original design! Just put your stickers on our stuff!
     
  8. ssR

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    amm.... dudes... thats just plain ugly. but i guess its just a prototype or smth, maybe they will work on aesthetics before they go into mass production
     
  9. Woodstock

    Woodstock So Say We All

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    wow, thats limited on the upgrade paths 2xpci-e x16 and 2x pci they could at least put a pciex1 where the third pciex16 would go
     
  10. Sim0n

    Sim0n rm -rf /

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    erm, by the time you have put a gfx card into the "lower" slot, thats a SINGLE PCI slot you can use...

    Im gunna wait till pricing comes out for this, and what they have cut out the chipset too (i bet SLi memory support has gone).
     
  11. Woodstock

    Woodstock So Say We All

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    true, i believe is a bad idea for XFX, its gonna be a flop and people are gonna be hesitant to buy there next motherboad (if they try after this )
     
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    It's not a prototype, that's the final retail NVIDIA reference design.

    You can't solder in an extra PCIe slot.

    When the NDA is up, you'll read my full review. :)
     
  13. DarkLord7854

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    Looks ugly o_O

    Missing the POST LEDs too
     
  14. rupbert

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    And we should expect this...?

    :)
     
  15. Tim S

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    soon.
     
  16. Sim0n

    Sim0n rm -rf /

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    soon... end of the week, end of the month ?
     
  17. Tim S

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    :)
     
  18. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    weird... the board looks very 90's to me, with the green pcb and fans and messy layout. At first glance i really did saw a isa slot.. ;)
     
  19. rupbert

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    End of the week it is :)
     
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