Main Specifications

EVGA nForce 790i Ultra SLI main features are:

  • Socket: 775.
  • Front side bus (FSB): Up to 1,600 MHz.
  • Chipset: NVIDIA nForce 790i SLI.
  • Super I/O: Winbond W83627DHG
  • Parallel IDE: One ATA-133 port controlled by the south bridge chip.
  • Serial IDE: Six SATA-300 ports controlled by the south bridge chip, supporting RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5 and JBOD and one SATA-300 port and one eSATA-300 controlled by a Jmicron JMB362 chip.
  • USB: Ten USB 2.0 ports (six soldered on the motherboard and four available through I/O brackets, which come with the motherboard).
  • FireWire (IEEE 1394a): Two ports controlled by Texas Instruments TSB43AB22A chip, one soldered on the motherboard and one available through an I/O bracket, which comes with the motherboard.
  • On-board audio: Produced by the chipset together with a Realtek ALC888S codec (eight channels, 24-bit resolution, up to 192 kHz sampling rate for its outputs, up to 96 kHz sampling rate for its inputs, 90 dB signal-to-noise ratio for the inputs and 97 dB signal-to-noise ratio for the outputs), with on-board optical and coaxial SPDIF connectors.
  • On-board video: No.
  • On-board LAN: Two Gigabit Ethernet ports controlled by the chipset together with two small chips that make the physical layer interface.
  • Buzzer: Yes.
  • Power supply required: EPS12V.
  • Slots: Two PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots, one PCI Express 1.0 x16, two PCI Express 1.0 x1 slots and two PCI slots, supporting SLI, three-way SLI and Quad SLI.
  • Memory: Four DDR3-DIMM sockets (up to 8 GB up to DDR3-1333/PC3-10600 or up to DDR3-2000/PC3-16000 if EPP memories are used).
  • Number of CDs that come with this motherboard: One.
  • Programs included: motherboard drivers and utilities.
  • Extra features: Aluminum solid capacitors and ferrite chokes on the voltage regulator circuit and POST diagnostics display.
  • More Information:
  • Average price in the US*: USD 350.00

* Researched at on the day we published this First Look article.

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