varias marcas han lanzado ya al mercado lo que es el refresco del conocido 680i, las unicas diferencias con su antecesor es el soporte para PCI-E 2.0, DDR2 max 1066mhz y supuestamente soporte para Yorksfield (que parecia que tanto el 680i como el 780i no lo soportarian, solo Wolfdale)
a continuacion dejo las marcas que se dieron a conocer y al final algo interesante para los poseedores de EVGA 680i
The first platform created specifically for a three-way SLI gaming experience, the XFX nForce 780i SLI motherboard offers unmatched performance and an unparalleled DirectX gaming experience. The only Intel solution that supports true PCI Express 2.0, this motherboard is superior for 3-way and SLI as well as multi-monitor configurations.
Featuring a first-of-its-kind Enthusiast System Architecture (ESA)-certified platform that enables users to take ultimate control of their gaming experience, the ESA offers real-time component monitoring and tuning features. Specifically, users can integrate multiple ESA components with the 780i motherboard into one platform. Users have greater control of their ESA system in real-time. The 780i motherboard also includes an easy-to-understand interface, which simplifies component debugging and maximizes overall system performance.
Designed for next-generation technologies, the XFX nForce 780i SLI motherboard fully utilizes the new NV Monitor features, that includes full overclocking for Intel Yorkfield and Wolfdale CPUs. Other features include NVIDIA FirstPacket, NVIDIA DualNet and MediaShield technologies; up to 1200 MHZ of DDR2 (SLI memory); three x16 PCI Express slots; six SATA drives; ten USB ports; up to 1333 MHz FSB.
MSI 780i & 750i
Later today NVIDIA will finally release the new nForce 780i and 750i chipsets and one of the first manufacturers to answer the call for new hardware is MSI. What Micro-Star International has prepared are the P7N Diamond and the P7N SLI Platinum motherboards. The nForce 780i-powered Diamond and the 750i-boasting Platinum both feature MSI's Circu-Pipe cooling systems and come with full support for Intel's 45nm Core 2 processors (Yorkfields and Wolfdales), DDR2-1066 support and SLI. The higher-end P7N Diamond is triple-SLI ready and features no less than four PCI-Express x16 slots, while the Platinum board is equipped with three PCI-Express x16 slots, but supports only dual-card setups. Both boards feature solid capacitors and support eSATA but are separated by the number of SATA ports (6 for the Diamond, 4 for the Platinum) and Ethernet interfaces (two on the Diamond). The two new boards are set to hit the stores soon.
EVGA is proud to announce its new flagship motherboard; the EVGA 780i SLI; featuring three 16x PCI express slots, PCI express 2.0, and full support for Intel 45nm Core 2 CPU's. The three 16x PCI express slots provide the best platform for NVIDIA 3-way SLI; the latest in SLI technology. The EVGA 780i is ESA (Enthusiast System Architecture) certified which provides the best monitoring and fine tuning of your PC.
Engineered For The Enthusiast
* Extreme FSB speeds plus support for the latest 45nm Intel Core 2 platform
* Extreme DDR2 speeds with support for up to 1200MHz SLI-Ready memory
* Three 16x PCI Express 2.0 slots for unmatched 3-way SLI performance
Maximizes performance for the gaming enthusiast
* The combination of NVIDIA nForce MCP’s and GeForce GPU’s deliver the ultimate PC gaming experience
* SLI-Ready memory with EPP increases the bandwidth of memory buses with one click implementation.
Features and Benefits:
* NVIDIA SLI certified
* Intel socket 775
* 45nm CPU ready (Yorkfield & Wolfdale)
* Includes 3-Way & 2-Way SLI Bridge
* PCI Express 2.0 support
* ESA Certified
* 6 SATA-2 ports with support for RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5, JBOD
* HD Audio – 7.1 Channel
* 2 Gigabit Ethernet
PCI Express 2.0:
When using this platform with an EVGA PCIe 2.0 graphics card; double the bandwidth is achieved. With up to 16GB/s of bandwidth and advanced power management features, PCIe 2.0 is the ultimate interface for enthusiasts.
PCIe 2.0 is entirely backwards compatible, meaning a PCIe 2.0 card or motherboard will work with any PCIe device and visa versa.
EVGA ofrece a los poseedores del mother basado en el chipset 680i l oportunidad de pasarse al nuevo chip entregando el mother y abonando una diferencia de solo U$D89.99 o €79.99.!!
Well known graphics card and motherboard manufacturer EVGA is offering its 680i-based motherboard owners the change to upgrade to its new 780i motherboard for just $89.99 or €79.99. All you need to do is register your current motherboard and return it to EVGA and you will receive and brand new 780i motherboard complete with a renewed warranty and free shipping.
Here is the email being sent by EVGA:
EVGA is proud to announce the 680i Motherboard Upgrade Promotion.
EVGA is offering a special (1) one time upgrade promotional program
to all of its
(122-CK-NF68-XX) registered customers. This program is for a limited
time and will run for 60 days. (122-CK-NF68-XX) customers will be
able to upgrade to the 780i
(132-CK-NF78-XX) motherboard for a one time fee of $89.99 USD or €79.
What do you get for the $89.99 (€79.99)?
* New EVGA 780i Motherboard (132-CK-NF78-XX)
* 3 Way SLI Bridge ($20 USD €14 Value)
* Free Ground Shipping ($10 USD €7 Value)
* PCI-E 2.0 Slots
* 3 x16 PCI-E Slots
* ESA Certified Platform
* New Upgrade Warranty (–A1 Limited Lifetime / -T1 2 Year Limited
All products must be registered (http://www.evga.com/myEVGA/)
You will need to send in your EVGA 680i Motherboard once you have
been approved for this promotion.
Please visit our website at: http://www.evga.com/680iupgrade/ and
then log in to see this upgrade offer.