If you have considered buying an NVIDIA video card over
the last few years you have more than likely considered purchasing one of EVGA's
offerings. Currently in their 6th year of business EVGA is one of the
top manufacturers of NVIDIA video cards offering a full line of video cards. EVGA is known for quality products,
excellent service, and their video card Step-Up program.
nForce4 SLI Chipset
EVGA entered the motherboard market last year with an
nForce3 250Gb series board. EVGA is now offering two more boards, both based on
the NF4 chipset. The 133-K8-NF43 and the 133-K8-NF41. Today we are looking at EVGA's newest offering, the
featuring NVIDIA'S nForce4 Scalable Link Interface (SLI) chipset.
EVGA 133-K8-NF41-AX MOTHERBOARD
The motherboard looks to be in the basic configuration and closely follows reference design except for one rather unique feature that I have seen only offered by one other board. This board has an extra PCI-Express (E) full-length slot making a total of 3 available. The two yellow full-length slots are x8 PCI-E for installing cards and activating SLI. The blue full-length slot is x16 PCI-E for use with a single PCI-E card. This method of enabling SLI is unlike most other SLI-capable boards which use jumpers or switching cards.
So, is this just a basic NF4-SLI motherboard or what?
Well, let's take a closer look.