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NVIDIA to Launch Intel-based nForce 780i Chipset in December

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  1. malware New Member

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    NVIDIA is planning to launch its Intel-based nForce 780i chipset in December this year, however mass shipments will not occur until January next year. The nForce 780 SLI chipset will be available to two forms, the nForce 780i SLI (C72 XE) supporting Intel and nForce 780a SLI (C72 P) supporting AMD. The nForce 780i will target Intel's X38 chipsets as its major competitor. It will support PCI Express 2.0 and 3-way SLI technology with three PCI Express x16 slots. Motherboard pricing will be around US$200. With most of the features of the 780i similar to those of the X38 with the added benefit of 3-way SLI, some motherboard makers expect the chipset to have a good chance of performing well in the market. The chipset will also feature NVIDIA's ESA (Enthusiast System Architecture) to monitor the PC hardware status. In related news, NVIDIA's support for DDR3 will show up in the first quarter next year.

    Source: DigiTimes
  2. eidairaman1

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    just a 680i with DDR3 Support
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    No nVidia boards for me from now on.
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    If pricing is what it says, then not too bad. But does it support Penryn?
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    It's basically a reworked i680/i650 chipset, they are 'apparently' having problems getting Yorkfield to work on their platform, some have suggested this is pure BS and they are just using this as an excuse to flog their newer boards with full Penryn quad core support.

    The likes of Asus & co has already claimed multicore 45nm processor support for their i680/i650 boards for months now, now it seems this might not happen due to nVidia wanting to sell more of their new boards based on the i780/i750 chipset, forcing users who want to get Yorkfield chips to upgrade.
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  7. WarEagleAU

    WarEagleAU Bird of Prey

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    Glad to see this post. I was confused earlier as to the 780i board also being for AMD. Now I see. Thanks.
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    i go grab this mobo when i read some reviews b/c the mobo i have now has a coldboot shit
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    panchoman Sold my stars!

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    the 780a chipset will carry CFX, but will the 780i?
  10. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    the 780FX is made by AMD and the 780i is made by nv i dont think it will ;)


    quick way to tell if its AMD or INTEL for all of you

    680a=amd NV680 chipset for AMD
    680i=intel NV 680 chipset
    notice the a/i at the end of the name :D

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