Wednesday, November 28th 2007

NVIDIA GeForce 680i Motherboards Do Not Support Quad Core Yorkfield

NVIDIA nForce 680i Motherboards Do Not Support Quad Core Yorkfield

You may've heard the rumors too, but I waited on purpose before posting this one. It's now confirmed by NVIDIA what's up with 680i motherboards supporting the new quad core Yorkfield processors:
The (680i) MCP fully supports both dual core Wolfdale and quad core Yorkfield, but at the board level, a motherboard circuit change is required for quad core YF.
All NVIDIA nForce 680i motherboard owners should have in mind that their current mainboard won't support Yorkfield, probably not even if a new BIOS is released. Hardware modification is needed, which most likely means you have to buy a new motherboard.Source: [H]ard|OCP
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95 Comments on NVIDIA GeForce 680i Motherboards Do Not Support Quad Core Yorkfield

#2
cepoi
how about 650i?
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#3
Live OR Die
I guessed that that why im goin to a 780i board
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#4
eidairaman1
must be nice to have all that money to upgrade quad-annually
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#5
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
thats real shitty. who's gonna get a new chip and board at the same time when just the chip is $300+?
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#6
erocker
Welcome to the world of *Nvidia boys and girls!:laugh:
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#7
DrunkenMafia
That is pretty shitty, I mean a good 680i mb will still set you back a couple of hundred. They are still the top of the range nvidia chipset. And yet they won't support the new cpu's....

I reckon they should offer a replacement for everyone, that is BS.

At least there will a whole heap of 680i boards on the bay cheap as... :p
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#8
erocker
Does anyone think this has to do with DDR3?
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#9
Batou1986
lol nice way of intel and nvida to :nutkick: all there fanboys
DAAMIT FOR TEH WIN:D
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#10
a111087
That is a difference between AMD, NVIDIA, and Intel. But I'm sure the level of performance will not stop enthusiasts. After all, both i680 and YF is for enthusiasts with a deep pocket.
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#11
DaJMasta
I guess that's another thing to make the 780i chips stand out, since it's mostly a 680i.


Too bad it doesn't support it, but it's not that surprising..... considering how many chips the 6x0i series supports, it's almost about time that one wasn't supported.



That being said, this means that in the coming months we could see more 680i based boards which DO actually support quad core yorkfield, which could be a cheap high-performance alternative when released.
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#12
malware
by: Batou1986
lol nice way of intel and nvida to :nutkick: all there fanboys
Intel has nothing to do with that, or you want a free technical support to ship with your Yorkfield, and replace the circuit on your mobo.
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#13
eidairaman1
i say the board makers should reimburse you/discount off "Improved" 680i motherboard for 25% since they f!@#$% up big time
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#14
Wile E
Power User
by: eidairaman1
i say the board makers should reimburse you/discount off "Improved" 680i motherboard for 25% since they f!@#$% up big time
How did they f!@#$% up? How long ago was 680i released, and how long ago was Yorkfield's specs and details announced? I suppose you expected them to just know ahead of time, how to accommodate the new chip. It's not like they have a crystal ball or anything.
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#15

Well this sucks flying cock.
#16
jocksteeluk
its pretty obvious that you just cannot trust the intel platform for a guaranteed future decent length upgrade path, its just a shame that Nvidia is seemingly following that trend.
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#17
TheLostSwede
Well, it's all about the power regulation circuts, as Intel changes its VRM specs with every new CPU and it's impossible to predict this. It has nothing to do with DDR3, as this will come with the 790i chipset.
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#18
Tatty_One
by: cepoi
how about 650i?
Same, they dont even support the Wofdales very well...low power phase count in most of them.
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#19
Tatty_One
TBH, I will be surprised if the 965/975 will support Yorkfields @ 45nm effectively but thats my guess.....not fact so dont quote me. There are loads of occasions though where motherboards dont fully support newer tech that is released like 2 years after the motherboard so this does not surprise me really, I am sure we could all think of examples of that.
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#20
Live OR Die
by: erocker
Does anyone think this has to do with DDR3?
No because the 780i boards are DDR2 not 3, the 790i boards are DDR3
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#21
hacker111
yes indeed...time to buy new motherboard....:toast:
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#22
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
Hasn't ASUS already said their 680i boards WILL support Yorkfield?

My guess is this only applies to the reference boards, which are shit anyway, so it doesn't really matter.
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#23
crow1001
Looks certain that quad 45nm are out for the 680i mobo's, my commando is looking good though.:toast:


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#24
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
Well poop.

Oh well, I'm happy with my Q6600 for the time being anyway. And like others have said, the current 45nm quads are for enthusiasts with enthusiast pockets, so a new motherboard shouldn't be a big stretch for them.
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#25

Even the P965 boards supports the Yorkfield, this is certainly my last nvidia board, POS!
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