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Review: ECS Elitegroup PN2 SLI2+ nForce 680i SLI motherboard

by Tarinder Sandhu on 4 January 2007, 08:39

Tags: Elitegroup PN2 SLI2+ nForce 680i SLI motherboard

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Introduction



Wednesday, 8th November, 2006 was the day when NVIDIA unleashed the GeForce 8800 GTX on to the world. Press coverage correctly identified it as a milestone in 3D graphics and its single-card supremacy hasn't been challenged since.

The same day, however, NVIDIA also slipped in a new core logic for Intel's LGA775 processors. Dubbed nForce 680i SLI, it provided Intel i975X-matching performance but with more extensive tweaking options. As such, it was aimed squarely at the enthusiast with deep pockets, as retail models were priced at around the £200 mark.

We took a look at eVGA's retail effort a few days' later and being wholly designed by NVIDIA and excellent in almost every regard, we found it easy to recommend to folks willing to spend that £200 on a board.

Now it's the turn of ECS to showcase its nForce 680i SLI. Is it more of the same or has ECS done things differently? Read on to see if the PN2 SLI2+ makes for a sweeter deal.