Friday, January 5th 2007

GIGABYTE N680SLI-DQ6 Preview


GIGABYTE plans to introduce its latest NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI MCP chipset based motherboard, the GIGABYTE N680SLI-DQ6 by the end of January 2007. Designed specially for enthusiasts and gamers, this motherboard has All-Solid Capacitors, Quad-Triple phase power, Quad BIOS and Quad Gigabit LAN, the first one to have four Gigabit LAN cards. Other features include Silent-Pipe2 and Crazy Cool2 technology by newly design Triple-Heat pipe, 3x PCIe slots (two x16 + one x8) for SLI+ Physics, 4x eSATA2 ports, 8 channel Realtek ALC888DD High Definition Audio.

Specifications:
- Processor
Intel Core 2 Extreme Duo/Quad-Core Processor
Support 1066/800/533MHz FSB
- Chipset
NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI MCP chipset
TI IEEE 1394 controller
Realtek ALC888DD 8 channel HD audio codec
- Memory
Supports DDR2 800/667/533 memory
Dual Channel supports by 4 DIMMs
- Expansion Slots
2 x PCI Express X16 slots
1 x PCI Express X8 slot
1 x PCI Express X1 slot
3 x PCI slots
- Form Factor
ATX form factor (305 x 244mm)
- Internal I/O Connectors
10 x Serial ATA 3Gb/s connectors
1 x UDMA ATA 133/100/66/33 connector
1 x FDD connector
2 x IEEE1394 connector
3 x USB 2.0/1.1 connector (support 6 ports)
1 x Front Audio
1 x SPDIF_IN connector
1 x TPM connector
1 x LPT port
3 x Cooling fan
- Rear I/O Connectors
4 x USB 2.0/1.1
4 x RJ45
1 x Optical SPDIF_OUT
1 x IEEE1394
1 x COM port
6 audio jacks
PS/2 Keyboard/MouseSource: VR-Zone
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15 Comments on GIGABYTE N680SLI-DQ6 Preview

#2
InfDamarvel
by: tkpenalty
O_O Thats ugly...
Who cares the board has some nice features, I dont think anyone is looking to make out with it.
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#3
ktr
by: tkpenalty
O_O Thats ugly...
that board is a beautiful:roll:
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#4
Track
How are we going to use the x8 slot when the 8800s can only be used in a x16 slot?
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#5
ktr
by: Track
How are we going to use the x8 slot when the 8800s can only be used in a x16 slot?
you dont use the 88's the the physic slot...supossly is a different card.
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#6
Grings
physics cards (no not one of those crappy aegia things, a gpu)

ati demonstated 3x x1900's a while back with one for physics, so natrually, nvidia's gonna do it too

they do look good but gigabyte does have a habit of overdoing things a bit, i mean, quad bios?, quad lan?, they took the whole quad thing a bit far (though some might find these useful)
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#7
Grings
damn you ktr stop posting while im typing lol
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#8
ramik
by: Grings
they do look good but gigabyte does have a habit of overdoing things a bit, i mean, quad bios?, quad lan?, they took the whole quad thing a bit far (though some might find these useful)
Quad BIOS seems something different, check this: http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/FileList/NewTech/2006_motherboard_newtech/how_does_quad_bios_work_dq6.htm

while QuadLAN seems interesting, with my dual lan mobo i don't need to have a hub between the 2 computers, with quad it will be more interesting.
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#9
OnBoard
by: ktr
that board is a beautiful:roll:
Yes it is =) If you look it too long,you'll see that it has WAY too many colors, but somehow it makes me smile :p
Every new mobo seems to have heatpipes and lots of copper, well you kinda notice it from the price too, but wouldn't mind owning one.
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#10
ktr
much better than the heatpipe artwork that asus has...

the thing i like about g/b boards that they cram so many features to there board...
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#11
pt
not a suicide-bomber
by: ktr
much better than the heatpipe artwork that asus has...

the thing i like about g/b boards that they cram so many features to there board...
it's because they use light vivid colors (light blue, yellow, orange light green etc.), personally i like the black pcb with few colors ;) , but it's all a mater of marketing
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#12
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I may build me a C2D rig just because of this beautiful mobo. Quad everything, good lord thats TNT in a small package!!!
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#13
jocksteeluk
Gigabyte love you all, three cheers for Gogabyte!
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#14
Batou1986
whats the deal with all these damn mobo's looks like a bag of skittles threw up on it if i was gonna get a new mobo id prob just get the evga one because it was black.

seriously a color scheme would not be bad but now it seems like most motherboards are starting to look like they belong in a gay pride parade

and what the hell do u need quad bios for do they mean you can save like 4 diff bios setups and choose which one to boot?
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#15
ATIonion
by: Batou1986
whats the deal with all these damn mobo's looks like a bag of skittles threw up on it if i was gonna get a new mobo id prob just get the evga one because it was black.

seriously a color scheme would not be bad but now it seems like most motherboards are starting to look like they belong in a gay pride parade
lmao.....never seen a gay parade...so i cant comment on that...

it would be nice for mobo companies to make the higher end product in diff. colors....give the customer choice of color on the same mobo...that would be a modders dream...sure it would cost more $$$ but let the mobo companies eat that for its loyal buyers...
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