FOXCONN unveils flagship NVIDIA 680i SLI platform

"Foxconn has unleashed the N68S7AA-8EKRS2H motherboard with the revolutionary NVIDIA® 680i SLI chipset driving a range of Intel multi/single-core processors. Read inside for more details..."

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News <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ufo1.com/ad/c.js"></script> Posted 17/01/07
Author: MikeEnIke
Source: Foxconn


Official Press Release
OC3D Official Press Release

For those wanting the leading SLI experience, multimedia enthusiasts, extreme gamers and overclockers, FOXCONN, the global leader in the design and manufacture of computer, communications and consumer electronic components, unleashes the N68S7AA-8EKRS2H motherboard with the revolutionary NVIDIA® 680i SLI chipset driving a range of Intel multi/single-core processors.

N68S7AA-8EKRS2H Specifications and Features
· Intel® CoreTM2 Extreme/Intel® CoreTM2 Quad/Intel® CoreTM 2 Duo/Intel® Pentium D/Intel® Pentium® 4 processor support· NVIDIA® 680i SLI chipset
· Dual-channel DDR2 800/667/533 MHz memory
· Digital connectivity
· 2 x 1394a ports
· Dual-gigabit LAN
· 7.1 channel High Definition Audio
· 7 x Serial ATAII connectors (1 x eSATA)
· 10 x USB 2.0 ports
· Windows® VistaTM Certificated.

Board Specifications


Great to see Foxconn stepping up the game for enthusiasts, the board looks pretty nice from what we've seen of it.

Foxconn

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08-03-2007, 07:19:24

Mr. Smith
Nice looking specs tbh.

That ram kemp suggests is a steal, get that and upgrade your cooling to a scythe/thermalright (~£30) and OC your e6600 to 3.3ghz or more!

That will give you a nice boost

12-03-2007, 08:17:03

Maverick2002
Thanks for all the replies, very useful as always!

Unfortunately i've just got back from spain and its gone from "this week only"....not a big deal, but would it be worth getting this instead: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-082-OC&groupid=701&catid=8&subcat=817 or sticking with the cheaper stuff?

As you may have guessed my knowledge of RAM is very limited, not even sure what figures i should be looking at :eek:

And overclocking......i don't even know how to clock ram :p

12-03-2007, 11:36:49

Mr. Smith
Nice looking sticks there (the ocz pc8500) - if you got the money, go for it. However, check the latest review of some bargain OCZ sticks - the same performance for almost £70 less (once you bang on the postage)...

As for OC'ing ram - when you oc the cpu the frequency of the ram raises in at a set ratio (1:1, 4:5 etc)... Check here and here oh, and here for the how to's :)

12-03-2007, 14:05:11

Maverick2002
Thanks again smith.

a couple of probably stupid questions (but i'll ask anyway) :

would 2 sticks of more expensive ram be better than 4 of the cheaper ones originally suggested by kemp?

and as a side note, if i got another 8800 GTS, would i be wasting my money due to the bottleneck of the CPU?

12-03-2007, 14:33:09

Kempez
Just get 2 sticks of decent but cheap RAM due to the fact that XP and Vista 32bit can only run up to 4gb and see 4gb as 3.5gb

12-03-2007, 14:51:21

Maverick2002
still the case if i'm running 64bit vista?

12-03-2007, 14:59:08

markkleb
64bit will allow it to use more but you probably wont see the difference.

Better to get 2 gigs of good Ram.

As to using 2 8800GTS, unless you are using a 24 or 30" LCD or Plasma I dont know if you will see a difference.

Here is a interesting article on ram
http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/02/21/overclocking-9-value-priced-ddr2-800-kits/

12-03-2007, 15:34:00

FragTek
Since you have such a nice processor I definitely recommend that you upgrade the RAM. C2D's clock like banshee's and to get the most out of one you need a good mobo and some good RAM. Your mobo could be better, but it will definitely work with the right RAM.

If you're looking to get some good RAM on a budget check out the stuff that PV just reviewed, that's some pretty wicked stuff for the price!

12-03-2007, 16:56:26

Maverick2002



As to using 2 8800GTS, unless you are using a 24 or 30" LCD or Plasma I dont know if you will see a difference.




I'm running on a 27" LCD HDTV

Frag, I'll check it out. At the moment the only clock i've done using the board is something called A.I Nos, it let me select a 15% overclock option. Not sure if thats the right way to do it. I'm not using the stock cooler either, i upgraded to a freezer 7 after reading the reviews on this site, and a few others.

14-03-2007, 06:38:21

Mr. Smith
Noooo... Don't use any overclocking software.

Use the bios mate. Turn AI whatever off and switch to manual. Have a look at the first guide I linked for you in post #9.

Turn off the recommended cpu featueres (c1e support etc) and set your ram divider at 1:1 to start.

My e6600 will do up to 3.0/3.1 on stock core volts (1.35v), with a raise to 1.4v on the nb... Go up on 10mhz increments on the front side bus (fsb) you should get 340*9 no sweat.

Everytime you raise the fsb you need to do some stress testing with something like orthos (google for it and download) - 15mins should indicate you are ok to raise up again, once you are unstable, up the core volts a smidge and try again. Also, your nb volts may need to be raised.

When you think you have your max OC then leave orthos running at priority 9 for 8+ hours.

As for volts, max cpu volts on air, 1.6v, 1.5v max for 24/7 usage. North bridge, well... Depends. I had my old mobo at 2v's 24/7... Say 1.6v to be safe!

Anyway mate, read the guide, have a go, take it slowly, should be no sweat. Don't overvolt your ram by the way... Depends what you have but 2.2v max in most cases.
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