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MSI Intros nForce 780i and 750i Motherboards

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  1. malware New Member

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    Later today NVIDIA will finally release the new nForce 780i and 750i chipsets and one of the first manufacturers to answer the call for new hardware is MSI. What Micro-Star International has prepared are the P7N Diamond and the P7N SLI Platinum motherboards. The nForce 780i-powered Diamond and the 750i-boasting Platinum both feature MSI's Circu-Pipe cooling systems and come with full support for Intel's 45nm Core 2 processors (Yorkfields and Wolfdales), DDR2-1066 support and SLI. The higher-end P7N Diamond is triple-SLI ready and features no less than four PCI-Express x16 slots, while the Platinum board is equipped with three PCI-Express x16 slots, but supports only dual-card setups. Both boards feature solid capacitors and support eSATA but are separated by the number of SATA ports (6 for the Diamond, 4 for the Platinum) and Ethernet interfaces (two on the Diamond). The two new boards are set to hit the stores soon.

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    Source: TechConnect Magazine
     
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    not impressive at all and the PCIe layout looks funky.
     
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    Yea, this looks rather goofy. There were some rumors on the [H] a while ago talking about the 780i. Evidently the bios is really clunky and CPU support was sketchy on their reference board they received. We'll see when they ship...
     
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    Tri-SLI = 4 x16 slots
    SLi = 3 x16 slots..

    Ok...am I missing something? You know..like when were there other cards that used x16 slots?..
     
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    Physics, raid, sound cards are starting to, things like that. Tri-Sli.....3 cards in Sli.
     
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    Without being funny...they use PCI-E x1...so why not put x1 slots on instead of another x16 which takes up more room?
     
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    idk they're weird like that. I think some physics use x8....I guess they were like "ah what the hell let's just put it there"
     
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    Many RAID controllers use more than 1x. From 4x all the way to 16x.
     

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