XFX nForce 750i SLI Motherboard Review :: Introduction

01-09-2009 · Category: Motherboards

By Doc Overclock

While the main thrust of 2009 from Intel will undoubtedly be the X58 chipset and other boards that use the LGA-1366 CPU interface, the fact of the matter is that upgrading to the X58 chipset requires some doing. The $250 price tag for a X58 based motherboard, combined with the higher price point for the DDR3 memory makes the hardware upgrade to the X58 chipset and a Core i7 CPU rather high. For the mid-range user that has DDR2 memory, and a decent Core 2 Duo or even Quad CPU, the time may be right to upgrade to a newer Intel board.

XFX mainly builds motherboards, video cards and other computer equipment based upon NVIDIA based motherboard chipsets. In recent months, they have announced the use of ATI graphics chips in upcoming video cards and have used the X58 chipset in their motherboard lineup. Choice is good, as staying with one chip manufacturer in this uncertain economic time is rather limiting and can cause problems with supply or even entire product lines if the company in question goes under. Circuit City, once a leader in consumer electronics is no more. Many banks have been bought out. Automakers have a massive bailout. In any event, today's review is on the nForce 750i SLI motherboard from XFX based upon NVIDIA's nForce 750i chipset and XFX is still alive and well and moving forward with new energy...