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XFX Debut triple-SLI motherboard
 
XFX have released a rather beasty looking motherboard: the nForce® 780i SLI™ Motherboard.
 
With a bundle of now and next-gen features, XFX are hoping that you're going to like a three-way!
 
 
XFX debuts the ultimate in gaming pleasure with the introduction of its nForce® 780i SLI™ motherboard, which features the ability to support up to three graphics cards.

The first platform created specifically for a three-way SLI gaming experience, the XFX nForce® 780i SLI™ motherboard offers unmatched performance and an unparalleled DirectX® gaming experience. The only Intel solution that supports true PCI Express 2.0, this motherboard is superior for 3-way and SLI as well as multi-monitor configurations.

Featuring a first-of-its-kind Enthusiast System Architecture (ESA)-certified platform that enables users to take ultimate control of their gaming experience, the ESA offers real-time component monitoring and tuning features. Specifically, users can integrate multiple ESA components with the 780i motherboard into one platform. Users have greater control of their ESA system in real-time. The 780i motherboard also includes an easy-to-understand interface, which simplifies component debugging and maximizes overall system performance.

Designed for next-generation technologies, the XFX nForce 780i SLI motherboard fully utilizes the new NV Monitor features, that includes full overclocking for Intel Yorkfield and Wolfdale CPUs. Other features include NVIDIA FirstPacket™, NVIDIA DualNet™ and MediaShield™ technologies; up to 1200 MHZ of DDR2 (SLI memory); three x16 PCI Express slots; six SATA drives; ten USB ports; up to 1333 MHz FSB.

To learn more about the XFX nForce® 780i SLI™ motherboard or to locate a participating e-tailer, go to www.xfxforce.com.
 
triple SLI
 
It seems a great idea in principle and early signs are far more positive than the ill-fated Quad SLI released not so long ago. The only trouble is: is it going to actually be worth splashing the cash?
 
for a start you'll need 3 x 8800 GTX or 3 x 8800 Ultra (that's right folks, no 8800GT's for your triple SLI!), then you'll need this board and a processor capable of not bottlenecking those fast and furious trio.
 
Sound expensive? Or sound like a deal, a steal...sale of the ... century (OK, you get the idea!)?
 
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16-12-2007, 06:43:23

PV5150

looks nice...but we need a review to check performance! :p

Unfortunately that's not going to happen. Ultra, in what can only be described as 'shooting themselves in the foot', don't ship review items anywhere other than the US. Weird I know, but that's the way they've decided to roll.

16-12-2007, 06:50:57

Rastalovich

Unfortunately that's not going to happen. Ultra, in what can only be described as 'shooting themselves in the foot', don't ship review items anywhere other than the US. Weird I know, but that's the way they've decided to roll.



Need a US OC3D agent..

Looks pretty tbh.

16-12-2007, 06:54:44

PV5150
We do have one but he is currently busy with another review, and doesn't have access to Jim's load tester. :)

16-12-2007, 10:37:48

ionicle
in that case you either need another one, or you need to get him a load tester of his own, and free his time up :p

22-12-2007, 08:24:51

medic13
well I been running this PS for two weeks so far seems stable good cables and seems to have plenty power even with extra fans I added to my case, seems to be built very good they have life time warranty if you register it with them, Hope I don’t have to use it time will tell but so far extremely happy with it.

14-05-2009, 09:04:14

medic13
update still runing great no promblems at all with the power supply

14-05-2009, 09:06:00

Jim
Good god, now that's some serious testing! A year and a half's worth!

14-05-2009, 09:46:48

Pyr0
i wish ultra had a closer hq for rma's :(
i've still got a broken x3 under my bed
when it arrived i didn't need it and so just put it away...
a couple o months later when i did finally try it, it powered a small x48 system for about 1/2 hour before failing on a reboot

14-05-2009, 10:19:47

Jim

i wish ultra had a closer hq for rma's :(
i've still got a broken x3 under my bed
when it arrived i didn't need it and so just put it away...
a couple o months later when i did finally try it, it powered a small x48 system for about 1/2 hour before failing on a reboot



I've got some spare parts for an X3 and might be able to take a look at your if ya like?

14-05-2009, 11:30:44

Pyr0
That's awfully generous of you Jim :)
PM sent...
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