EVGA nForce 790i Ultra SLI Motherboard

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EVGA nForce 790i Ultra SLI comes with other smaller features, like on-board reset and power switches, which are quite convenient for overclockers.

EVGA nForce 790i Ultra SLIFigure 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.

EVGA nForce 790i Ultra SLIFigure 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 ferrite chokes on the voltage regulator circuit, which is great, as they provide a lower power loss. In fact we had complained that on EVGA nForce 780i motherboard the manufacturer used regular iron coils instead of ferrite ones and is always good to see whenever a manufacturer improves the quality of their products.

EVGA nForce 790i Ultra SLIFigure 6: Voltage regulator circuit.

In Figure 7, you can see I/O brackets and SLI bridges that come with this motherboard, while in Figure 8 you can see all cables that come with the product.

EVGA nForce 790i Ultra SLIFigure 7: Motherboard brackets and SLI bridges.

EVGA nForce 790i Ultra SLIFigure 8: Motherboard cables.

This motherboard comes with five SATA cables and three “Y” cables to convert any standard peripheral power plug into two SATA power plugs besides the traditional floppy disk drive flat-cable and the parallel ATA flat-cable.

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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