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IEEE 1394 (Firewire)
(2) 1394a @ 400 Mb/s (1 Rear + 1 Onboard)
Supported CPUs
Intel Penryn, Core 2 Extreme, Core 2 Duo, Core 2
Quad, Pentium
SATA Speed
3.0 Gb/s
PCI Slot
PCI-E 2.0 (2), PCI-E 1.0 (1), PCI-E x1 (1), PCI (2)
Front Side Bus
1600 MHz with supporting CPU
Native Gigabit Ethernet Connections
Intel Socket 775
NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra MCP
System Memory
Dual Channel 240-pin DDR3 up to 2000MHz w/
EPP 2.0
Dual Onboard LAN Supports 10/100/1000 Mb/s
(10) USB 2.0 ports (6 Rear + 2x2 Onboard)
8-Channel High Definition Audio
SLI Techonology
3 x16 (3-Way SLI)
(2) PCI Express 2.0, (1) PCI Express 1.0
Highlighted Features
NVIDIA FirstPacket Technology,SLI-Ready Memory
with EPP,Windows Vista Ready,TCP/IP
Acceleration,NVIDIA LinkBoost Technology,NVIDIA
MediaShield Storage Technology
Designed for NVIDIA SLI technology
NVIDIA SLI technology is a revolutionary platform innovation that allows users to intelligently scale graphics
performance by combining multiple NVIDIA graphics solutions in a single system with an nForce SLI MCP.
Available on nForce 680i SLI and nForce 650i SLI MCPs
High Definition Audio (HDA)
High definition audio brings consumer electronics quality sound to the PC delivering high quality sound
from multiple channels. Using HDA, systems can deliver 192kHz/32-bit quality for eight channels,
supporting new audio formats.
Networking with NVIDIA nForce
NVIDIA networking delivers the highest network throughput at the lowest CPU utilization. The manageable
and stable NVIDIA networking solution results in better networking management and a lower total cost of
ownership. Only NVIDIA integrates this level of networking features to allow you to take your online
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experience to the next level.
NVIDIA FirstPacket technology
Be the 'King of Ping' with NVIDIA FirstPacket technology. Get the crystal-clear phone conversations and
online gaming performance you expect. NVIDIA FirstPacket technology assures your game data, VoIP
conversations, and large file transfers are delivered according to preferences set by you in an intuitive
NVIDIA LinkBoost™ Technology
NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP automatically increases bandwidth when select NVIDIA GeForce graphics
cards are detected
NVIDIA MediaShield™ Storage
Suite of features that safeguards your most important digital media assets; always reliable, scalable, and
accessible. Includes RAID and SATA drive support.
NVIDIA Native Gigabit Ethernet
The industry's fastest Gigabit Ethernet performance eliminates network bottlenecks and improves overall
system efficiency and performance.
NVIDIA SLI Certified Components
Look for other components including select NVIDIA GeForce GPUs and system memory that automatically
increase system bus speeds when paired with NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI motherboards.
PCI Express
Designed to run with PCI Express bus architecture. This bus doubles the bandwidth of AGP 8X, delivering
4GB/s of upstream data transfer and 4GB/s of downstream data transfer.
USB 2.0
A standard plug-and-play interface that provides easy-to-use connectivity for USB devices.
Windows Vista™ Capable
NVIDIA nForce®-based motherboards are perfect for Microsoft® Windows Vista™ when coupled with an
NVIDIA® GeForce® GPU and 512MB of system memory.
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