ASUS is the number one manufacturer of motherboards in the world right now, with over a third of the motherboards built last year supplied by ASUS, and this year looking to be about the same, ASUS is popular among enthusiasts and people wanting good performance and lots of extras with their motherboards. In the last few years the primary gaming computer of Doc Overclock and my personal computer have had ASUS motherboard as they offer the most features and performance of their class.
NVIDIA is of course best known for their GeForce video cards. Their entry into the motherboard market was met with much success on the AMD platform, so much so that they command over 50% of the total AMD motherboard chipset market today. Their entry into the Intel market hasn't been as successful, mainly due to the constant prescience of Intel motherboards in the market. The recent release of th nForce 680i chipset, and today's release of the nForce 650i SLI chipset brings them full circle, giving them the opportunity to get into the Intel market with gusto, for the high-end and the mainstream markets. Today I'm reviewing the nForce 650i from ASUS.