XFX show off nForceR 780i SLIT Motherboard Page: 1
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.
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!)?