XFX has made quite a name for themselves in the VGA industry and now they are going to enter the infamous motherboard business. Since they are a strong partner of NVIDIA this only seems logical as NVIDIA is taking names in the chipset business, be it VGA cards, motherboards, whatever, NVIDIA is there. Nowadays when you buy a product you are buying the company, XFX has a good reputation for their interaction with their customers and this relationship is important. This is a tough business and only the strong really do survive, XFX has been around, and will be around quite awhile longer.
NVIDIA has been hammering out their 650/680i series chipset line, with a host of partner companies and Tier 1 manufactures making them. XFX will offer both the 680i LT of which I am reviewing today and the 680i SLI for starters into this market. Just to note currently all the 680i boards by EVGA, BFG and of course XFX are made by NVIDIA, and then remarketed under their partners names. This is done to insure quality of the Silicon is tightly controlled. That is why I have said before buying the board is buying the company as each of these companies has different RMA rules, tech support and warranty policies. So if you are a fan of XFX, buy an XFX board and support your company. The 680i LT SLI is geared at the mainstream market and hovers in the $200.00 price range just like their 8600 series VGA cards geared at this same market. Let's take a look at the XFX entry and revisit the 680i LT motherboard and see why it just might be the right motherboard for you!