NVIDIA® nForce® 790i Ultra SLI®-based motherboards are the foundation for the world’s fastest gaming PCs, delivering top performance for 1600 MHz FSB Intel CPUs with extreme CPU overclocking, and unmatched DirectX® 10 gaming for 2-way, 3-way and Quad SLI technology. The only platform to support DDR3-2GHz also provides world-record setting memory speeds and component control with ESA.
The Fastest, Most Overclockable Rig Get unbeatable performance at stock and overclocked speeds (single GPU). NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra SLI MCPs offer the highest CPU FSB overclocking with the latest CPU technology as well as unrivaled DDR3 memory overclocking. And real-time component monitoring and tuning features with ESA give you complete control over your PC.
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Unmatched DirectX 10 Gaming with SLI Combine two dual-GPU NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 graphics cards and an nForce 790i Ultra SLI -based motherboard to enjoy earth-shattering Quad SLI technology and the rapid-firing gaming performance of next-generation DirectX 10 games the way they’re meant to be played.
Designed for Next-Generation CPUs and Technologies nForce 790i Ultra SLI -based motherboards include support for 1600 FSB CPUs, DDR3 memory and PCI Express 2.0 giving you access to the fastest performance on the planet and headroom for the future.
Extreme DDR3 Speeds with SLI-Ready Memory, including EPP2.0 DDR3 is a new PC technology that enables high memory speeds on desktop PCs. NVIDIA® nForce® 790i Ultra SLI® MCPs are the fastest DDR3 platform delivering extreme speed and increasing overall system performance. Including SLI-Ready Memory with EPP 2.0 for easy, one-click, hassle-free optimized memory performance.
Overclocked FSB Speeds
Through overclocking, nForce 790i Ultra SLI MCPs can deliver FSB speeds well beyond specification. The front side bus (FSB) is specified to run at 1600MHz to support existing and future FSB speeds.
Designed for NVIDIA SLI technology
SLI technology is a revolutionary platform innovation that allows you to intelligently scale graphics performance by combining multiple NVIDIA graphics solutions in a single system with an nForce SLI MCP. The nForce 790i Ultra SLI MCP provides support for 2-way, 3-way and earth-shattering Quad SLI.
Support for ESA
ESA provides real-time and complete PC performance management. Tested by a comprehensive certification program for system compatibility and reliability, ESA-certified components and applications bring you unprecedented control to manage and tune thermal, electrical, acoustic and operating characteristics to maximize your PC’s performance.
NVIDIA Control Panel
NVIDIA Control Panel allows you to take full advantage of ESA. Easily adjust PC characteristics for maximum performance. Seamlessly monitor characteristics in an intuitive and customizable 3D environment with NVIDIA System Monitor.
PCI Express 2.0 Support
Designed to support the new PCI Express 2.0 bus architecture, offering a future-proofing bridge to tomorrow’s most bandwidth-hungry games and 3D applications by maximizing 5 GT/s of bandwidth (twice that of first generation PCI Express). PCI Express 2.0 motherboards are fully backwards compatible with existing PCI Express products for broad support of PC peripherals.
NVIDIA MediaShield Storage
NVIDIA® MediaShield™ Storage is a suite of features that safeguards your most important digital media assets; always reliable, scalable, and accessible. Includes support for RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5 configurations and up to six SATA 3Gb/s drives.
NVIDIA FirstPacket technology
Be the ‘King of Ping’ with NVIDIA FirstPacket™ technology. Get the crystal-clear phone conversations and online gaming performance you expect. FirstPacket technology assures your game data, VoIP conversations, and large file transfers are delivered according to preferences set by you in an intuitive wizard.
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 192 kHz/32-bit quality for eight channels, supporting new audio formats.
Hard|OCP I want one. The damn thing ran flawlessly for over four days with a 100% load on all its major system busses then did not blink an eye when I “cooked” it at 50C for another 15 hours…
AnandTech Aiming to steal as much attention as possible from the ongoing coverage of the many looming product releases based on Intel's upcoming X48 Express chipset, 790i makes no apologies for what it is: one of the fastest gaming platforms we have ever tested.
Tech Report NVIDIA built the 790i Ultra SLI platform with enthusiasts in mind, endowing its BIOS with arguably the best mix of overclocking, tweaking, and fan speed control options on the market…
PC Perspective It's hard to not be impressed by the EVGA nForce 790i Ultra SLI motherboard - it offers exceptional speed and overclocking performance that we haven't seen on any other platform…
Hot Hardware According to our testing of two full-retail motherboards from ASUS and EVGA, the nForce 790i SLI Ultra's performance is top notch. In all of our tests, the nForce 790i SLI Ultra finished at or near the top of the charts…
Motherboards.org The nForce 790i Ultra SLI motherboard can handle up to 2000MHz EPP2 DDR3 memory without a hitch. Overall, it offers excellent overclocking features that make it attractive to those wanting to build a high-end SLI-based system.
Computer Shopper The XFX nForce 790i Ultra, based on the new NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra SLI chipset, is an excellent, cutting-edge motherboard for both beginning overclockers and experienced enthusiasts.
ExtremeTech The reduced chip count, and integrating features such as posted-write shortcut, will help performance of users who are looking to multi-GPU solutions to improve performance, particularly at very high resolutions and graphics settings. ESA will also be a boon for performance enthusiasts.
GamePyre The nForce 790i Ultra SLI is an excellent overclocker.
Hardware Secrets This motherboard uses solid aluminum capacitors on the voltage regulator circuit. This is great because it prevents capacitor leakage problems….
Computerbase NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra SLI belongs entirely in its own league.
PC Tuning On the nForce 790i Ultra SLI we achieved with ease 550MHz FSB --which is almost impossible to reach on any Intel chipset.
Driver Heaven XFX nForce 790i Ultra SLI is an impressive product with speed that matches or exceeds the Intel X48 chipset in many tests, both in real world and synthetic environments. In areas such as memory bandwidth the nForce 790i Ultra SLI really shines.
Elite Bastards The Striker II Extreme is a motherboard with great performance and a huge number of features and overclocking options.
Hardware.fr The nForce 790i Ultra SLI enables NVIDIA to catch up, even to overpass Intel in terms of performance, while offering the SLI support in 2, 3 and 4 GPU versions.
MaximumPC …if you want solid, bare-knuckle performance—with SLI support to boot—the EVGA 790i Ultra SLI has it.
MaximumPC If the EVGA nForce 790i board is a Shelby Cobra—a bristling big-block V8 with drum brakes and leaf springs—Asus’s Striker II Extreme is a high-tech, twin-turbo, all-wheel-steering Nissan Skyline GT-R R35. In other words, the Striker II Extreme is a spectacle of bells, whistles, and doohickeys…
NVIDIA Control Panel - Performance Group (2MB PDF)
Dynamically control core components within you PC without ever leaving Windows or entering the BIOS. The Performance group of the NVIDIA control panel allows users to optimize and adjust nearly every system component to minimize noise, increase stability, and maximize performance.
NVIDIA System Monitor
A new 3D application for seamless monitoring of PC component characteristics. Its unique and intuitive architecture is the ultimate foundation for delivering optimized system, thermal, and acoustic performance of your NVIDIA nForce based PC and ESA certified components.