EVGA nForce 780i SLI Motherboard

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EVGA nForce 780i comes with other smaller features, like on-board reset and power switches, which are quite convenient for overclockers.

nForce 780iFigure 4: Buzzer and reset and power switches.

This motherboard also has a POST (Power On Self Test) diagnostics display. This feature allows you to know through a series of two-digit codes what is wrong if your computer doesn’t turn on.

nForce 780iFigure 5: POST display.

This motherboard uses solid aluminum capacitors on the voltage regulator circuit, as you can see in Figure 6. This is great because it prevents the infamous capacitor leakage problem. The other electrolytic capacitors used on this motherboard, however, are regular ones, manufactured by Samxon, which is a Chinese company (Japanese capacitors are better). This motherboard also uses iron chokes on the voltage regulator circuit, while tier 1 manufacturers like Gigabyte and ASUS are using ferrite chokes on their high-end products, which offer a lower power loss.

nForce 780iFigure 6: Voltage regulator circuit.

In Figure 7, you can see all cables and accessories that come with this motherboard, which include both SLI and three-way SLI bridges.

nForce 780iFigure 7: Motherboard accessories.

Author: Gabriel Torres

Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.

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