EVGA's New 790i Motherboard Should Delight Overclockers

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donkeypunch

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Yep, I'll never go back to Nvidia boards. I got stuck with a 680i board because the builder had no x38's or P35's at the time. I never intended to use SLI but my biggest disappointment was the lousy memory support. If I use 4 Dimms its unstable, if I use 2 Dimms and try to run anything over 800mhz its unstable. Many forums report using 2.2 or more volts will fry your memory over time. Just a lousy memory controller. Intel only from now on for me.
 

roofus

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been running a 780i board without incident. overclocks very good and is very stable. i would definitely agree with donkeypunch on the voltage to the memory controller. they are very delicate.
 

jaragon13

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Great design/idea,shitty ass Nvidia chipset which is old/buggy/slow and based on the ever monolithic 90nm process...And these new additions do what? Make it equal to that of the last generation of Intel motherboards?
 

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i just got my E6750 to 3.6 ghz with the fsb set at 1750 mhz. on a 680i mobo. evan got my ocz ram (3gb) to 1066mhz from 800mhz, it wont go any farther though on the ram.
 

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Nice enough board great features and all but what's the point? We are about one month away from i7 and not only a new socket but new architecture as well. Considering this board is aimed at the high end who in this market segment is going to spend $340.00 for a mb when the socket will essentially be obsolete in a month?
 

jaragon13

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Why pay 400 dollars for a board which has the efficiency incredibly worse than that of the competitors? Do you know how many problems I've had with Nvidia chipsets? Sure,you can overclock a conroe to 3.6Ghz.Good for you.

I could do the same with a Pentium D.

Overclocking is not always the determining factor of a good motherboard.
 

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ya I have a EVGA 780i and it's very stable even at 4.0GHz on air so what u guys talking smack about Nvidia boards. Also they have the fastest chipset out so games usually want to use the latest and greatest
 

ilovebarny

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Aaa make that 3.5Mhz. computer freezes up at 3.6mhz but im going to keep trying to get it there. this is just my first try to overclock so.
 

giovanni86

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I was hoping to buy either the XFX or the EVGA 790i boards. I am just waiting for the new socket to come out and maybe just maybe the price will drop on the 790i's which is when i plan on buying one. It might be outdated but as we all know new doesn't necessarily mean better when it comes to the new socket coming out. Until benchmarks come out, which might be awhile before we see anything considering the new socket has yet to come out. Only time will tell.
 

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Does a 280 GTX block up the RAM clips if you put it into the first PCI-E x16 slot? It looks like they added that as a additional enthusiast technology...
 

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[citation][nom]amonymous[/nom]Does a 280 GTX block up the RAM clips if you put it into the first PCI-E x16 slot? It looks like they added that as a additional enthusiast technology...[/citation]
On closer inspection it might not... Comes close though.
 
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