EVGA 680i SLI 775 A1 Motherboard Review :: Introduction

10-09-2007 · Category: Motherboards

By Doc Overclock

EVGA is one of the hardest hitting players in the VGA business and they plan to make waves in the motherboard market as well as seen in their latest 680i series of motherboards for both AMD and Intel platforms. Andrew Han and team are really trying to get themselves established as a player in the same league with Asus, Gigabyte and abit, and although there have been a few bumps in the road they still strive forward. Being partners with NVIDIA really lends a hand when it comes to keeping up with the latest technology and chipset development. These boards are well decked out with all the latest features and offer excellent warranty value as well. NVIDIA supports their chipsets pretty well and drivers are usually updated as needed.

One of the controversial things that I keep hearing about is that the new BIOS flash that allows the use of Intel's latest 1333MHz FSB CPUs is causing system errors. Is this true? We will take the board through our new series of tests and Intel's latest 1333MHz CPU to see what results we find. The real choice that people will face will be one of SLI as NVIDIA has agreed to let Intel license SLI technology on the Xeon platform for upscale workstation systems, but the drawback is Xeon systems cost a fortune. That means that if you want to run an SLI system, NVIDIA is still the only game in town. Talk about control freaks:). The new P35 and new P38 due to arrive shortly, sadly only support CrossFire. Anyways let's take an in-depth look at what the 122-CK-NF68-A1 motherboard has to offer us all.