Unlike its predecessor, the nForce 790i SLI has an all-new north bridge chip bristling with 32 lanes of bandwidth-rich PCIe 2.0 goodness. Within it also lies Nvidia's first DDR3 memory controller, which has been carefully tweaked with Penryn in mind. The 790i has native support for 1600MHz front-side bus speeds, too. And, of course, everything comes neatly packaged on a fresh motherboard design tuned for overclocking and packed with ESA functionality.
NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra SLI-based motherboards are the foundation for the world’s fastest gaming PCs.
NVidia nForce 790i Ultra SLI MCP Key Features
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.
NVIDIA nForce 790i
The Fastest, Most Overclockable Rig
Fastest Overcloackable 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.
Unmatched DirectX 10 Gaming with SLI
Direct X10 and SLI Compatible
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
Designed For Next-Gen Technology
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.
NVidia nForce 790i Ultra SLI MCP Specs
CPU Processor Supported
- Pentium D
- Pentium 4
- Penryn (Yorkfield)
- Penryn (Wolfdale)
- Core 2 Quad
- Core 2 Extreme
- Core 2 Duo
- PCI Express: 2.0
- PCI Express x16 slots: 3
- PCI Slots: 5
- FSB Speed: 1600MHz
- NVIDIA SLI-ready: 3-Way
- SLI-Ready Memory Type: Dual DDR3 2000
- SATA/PATA Drive Support: 6/2
- NVIDIA MediaShield RAID: 0, 1, 0+1, 5
- Audio Specification: HDA (Azalia)
- USB Ports: Up to 10 USB 2.0 ports
- ESA-Certified: Yes
- Gigabit Ethernet Connections: 2
- Ethernet Connection Type:10/100
- NVIDIA FirstPacket technology: Yes
- NVIDIA Control Panel: Yes
- Vista Support: Yes
- Dual Network: Yes
- NVIDIA System Monitor: Yes
- Form Factor: ATX