EVGA nForce 680i SLI Motherboard Review :: Test Setup And Procedure

11-14-2006 · Category: Motherboards

By Doc Overclock

EVGA nForce 680i SLI Motherboard Review
EVGA nForce 680i SLI Motherboard Review
EVGA nForce 680i SLI Motherboard Review
EVGA nForce 680i SLI Motherboard Review
EVGA nForce 680i SLI Motherboard Review

We had zero problems getting this board up and running, which is always a blessing and our Quad-Core CPU booted on our first attempt. We usually use Crucial memory in our tests, but since Corsair made the jump to SLI supported memory first we used the sticks we were given by them in this review. All the onboard headers and connections were easy to locate and connect as the board is clearly labeled and able to be read by the human eye. Users will be pleased by the silk-screened text on the board that makes for a good road map to connecting all the drives, fans and cables needed to get up and going in style. The motherboard comes with an optional fan that can be used on the NB chipset for additional cooling and is easy to install.


EVGA nForce 680i SLI Motherboard Review
EVGA nForce 680i SLI Motherboard Review
EVGA nForce 680i SLI Motherboard Review
EVGA nForce 680i SLI Motherboard Review
EVGA nForce 680i SLI Motherboard Review


Test System

  • EVGA 680i SLI
  • Pentium 670 3.8GHz
  • 2 GB Corsair DDR2 667MHz SLI Memory
  • 2 74GB Western Digital Raptor SATA Hard disks in RAID 0
  • XFX 7900GT running 91.47 Forceware drivers
  • Ultra Products 650W SLI PSU
  • Windows XP with SP2
  • DirectX 9.0c

Test Software

  • Sysmark 2004
  • Sisoft Sandra 2005 SR2 Memory test
  • PCMark04
  • PCMark04 Memory
  • Aquamark 3
  • 3DMark05 Default run
  • 3DMark03 Default run
  • Doom 3 1024x768 Timedemo 1 HQ settings
  • FEAR 1024x768 Maximum settings, Performance test