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NVIDIA nForce - Technical Specifications
  NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI NVIDIA nForce 680i LT SLI NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI NVIDIA nForce 650i Ultra NVIDIA nForce 630i
Segment Extreme Enthusiast SLI Extreme Performance SLI Performance SLI Performance Mainstream
Socket Intel Socket 775 Intel Socket 775 Intel Socket 775 Intel Socket 775 Intel Socket 775
CPU Core 2 Extreme (dual and quad core)
Core 2 Quad
Core 2 Duo
Celeron D
Pentium 4
Pentium D 9XX
Pentium D 8XX
Core 2 Extreme (dual and quad core)
Core 2 Quad
Core 2 Duo
Celeron D
Pentium 4
Pentium D 9XX
Pentium D 8XX
Core 2 Extreme (dual and quad core)
Core 2 Quad
Core 2 Duo
Celeron D
Pentium 4
Pentium D 9XX
Pentium D 8XX
Core 2 Extreme (dual and quad core)
Core 2 Quad
Core 2 Duo
Celeron D
Pentium 4
Pentium D 9XX
Pentium D 8XX
Core 2 Extreme (dual and quad core)
Core 2 Quad
Core 2 Duo
Celeron D
Pentium 4
Pentium D 9XX
Pentium D 8XX
FSB (MHz) 1333* MHz 1333* MHz 1333* MHz 1333* MHz 1333* MHz
Extreme FSB Overclocking Best Good Good Good N/A
NVIDIA SLI™ Technology Yes
2 x16 or
or 3-way**
Yes
2 x16
Yes
2 x8
No No
ESA Support Yes No Yes No No
NVIDIA System Monitor Yes No No No No
NVIDIA Control Panel – Performance Group Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Third PCIe Graphics Expansion Slot Yes Yes No No No
SLI-Ready Memory (MHz) with EPP 1200 MHz 800 MHz N/A N/A N/A
JEDEC DDR2 Memory (MHz) 800 MHz 800 MHz 800 MHz 800 MHz 800 MHz
***NVIDIA LinkBoost™ technology No No No No No
PCI Express
# Lanes
46 lanes 46 lanes 18 lanes 18 lanes 18 lanes
# Links
9 links 9 links 4 links 3 links 3 links
Configuration
16, 16, 8, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 16, 16, 8, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 8, 8, 1, 1
or
16, 1, 1
16, 1, 1 16, 1, 1
SATA/PATA drives 6/2 6/2 4/4 4/4 4/2
SATA speed 3Gb/s 3Gb/s 3Gb/s 3Gb/s 3Gb/s
RAID 0,1,0+1,5 0,1,0+1,5 0,1,0+1,5 0,1,0+1,5 0,1
NVIDIA MediaShield™ Storage Technology Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Native Gigabit Ethernet Connections 2 2 1 1 1
NVIDIA FirstPacket™ technology Yes Yes Yes Yes No
NVIDIA DualNet® technology Yes Yes No No No
Teaming
Yes Yes No No No
TCP/IP Acceleration
Yes Yes No No No
USB ports 10 10 8 8 8
PCI Slots 5 5 5 5 5
Audio HDA (Azalia) HDA (Azalia) HDA (Azalia) HDA (Azalia) HDA (Azalia)
* Available on CPUs supporting 1333MHz FSB

** Available when paired with three NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX or GeForce 8800 Ultra graphics cards

***Note: NVIDIA LinkBoost™ technology has been removed as a feature from NVIDIA nForce® 680i SLI

 
 
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