Monday, December 17th 2007

NVIDIA Officially Launches nForce 780i and 750i

NVIDIA Corporation today introduced the Company's next-generation NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI media and communications processor (MCP), designed specifically for 1333FSB Intel QX9650 (Yorkfield) processors. The new nForce 780i SLI MCP brings a multitude of new functionality to Intel platforms, including support for the new Enthusiast System Architecture specification and PCI Express Gen 2.0. It is also the first motherboard solution to support the Company's new 3-way SLI technology, the industry's preeminent multi-GPU platform solution based on NVIDIA GeForce graphics processing units.

"Our customers aren't going to bed with visions of suger-plums dancing in their heads. They're dreaming of playing games like Crysis in their entire splendor, running on NVIDIA SLI technology," said Kelt Reeves, president of Falcon Northwest. "With nForce 780i and an Intel Yorkfield CPU under the hood, those visions will quickly become a reality. We're excited to offer our customers fully-equipped rigs with not one, not two, but three of NVIDIA's most extreme gaming GeForce graphics processors, the perfect platform for experiencing the most advanced games ever developed."

NVIDIA 3-way SLI technology offers an unmatched PC gaming experience, delivering up to a 2.8x performance boost over traditional single graphics card platforms. For playing this year's most cutting-edge games, including Crysis and Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, 3-way SLI technology lets gamers ratchet up the resolution to 1900x1200 and 2500x1600 respectively, while partaking in all of the tasty eye candy, including high-dynamic range lighting, motion blur, and realistic environmental effects.

"You can forget the cookies and milk this year," said Alabaster Snowball, administrator of the North Pole's naughty & nice list. "What Santa really wants is the ability to play Bioshock on a new gaming rig configured with an nForce 780i SLI-based motherboard and 3-way SLI graphics."
Global system integrators and industry-leading motherboard partners planning to offer NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI MCP-based products include: Arlt, Asus, Atelco, Biohazard Computers, Chiligreen, Colorful, CyberPower, Digital Storm, Ditech, EVGA, Falcon Northwest, Gigabyte, HP, Hypersonic, Ibuypower, K&M Elektronik, Maingear, Meijin, MSI, Puget, Rombus, Vigor Gaming, Voodoo PC, Warmachine, XFX, Xi, and more.

For more information on the NVIDIA nForce 700-series, which today includes the nForce 780i SLI and nForce 750i SLI MCPs, please visit: nvidia.com/object/nforce7_intel.htmlSource: NVIDIA
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3 Comments on NVIDIA Officially Launches nForce 780i and 750i

#1
EastCoasthandle
I am sure all those 680i owners are going to flock to upgrade to another board just to buy a $1k CPU :shadedshu
Isn't tri SLI only available to 3 GTXs or 3 Ultras :wtf:

But wait, their is more:
I am trying to do some 3D Mark benching right now, but from what I noticed, 780i is no different from 680i. It takes some time to get everything up and running. A lot of fans are needed too, in order to run the system for more than half an hour without freezing.
Original post here (which includes link for benchmark results)

HA! even with 3 GTX you barely get double the frame rate in COD 4. HA! you get a whopping 5 frames going from 2 to 3 GTXs
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#2
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
That is because the 780i is the 680i with a few tweaks and a PCI-E to PCI-E 2.0 bridge. Currently Triple-SLI is only working on the GTX/Ultra on the 680i chipset. The 780i chipset is supposed to allow it on lower graphics cards. The reason for this is that the GTX/Ultra have the extra SLI connectors, so triple-SLI can be done all through the SLI bridge. The extra bandwidth of PCI-E 2.0 is required for lower cards so that the bus can handle some of the SLI communication load.

I certainly won't be flocking out to buy anything before I see some real reviews from some reputable sites. I don't really care about triple-SLI, I'm sticking with my 7900GTs for at least another 6 months as they do just fine, but I want something that can overclock a quad-core.
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Another $2000 upgrade just to play a game maxed out. C'mon 3 cards to play Crysis at its max? can't 2 8800 Ultra's do it?

@Eastcoast

:laugh: I'm a fan of your aggressive style! tick on!!
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