The rear I/O connections are also bare with a large gap between the still present
PS2 mouse and keyboard ports and the 4 USB 2.0 ports, partly caused by the vacated
printer serial port. There ia a single LAN connection with LED indicator status lights, and an 8-channel, 192 kHz/32-bit High Definition Audio (HDA) (Azalia 1.0) supporting S/PDIF output and jack-sensing.
Rear I/O Connections
The most notable difference of the EVGA nForce 650i Ultra motherboard is the lack of SLI support. There
is no SLI switch chip like those on the SLI-equipped nForce 650i motherboard, so no dual x8 PCI-e slots.
But you do have the one fully compatible full-length x16 PCI-e slot supporting 4 GB/s (8 GB/s concurrent) bandwidth at the top along with 2 PCI-e x1 slots, one above
the x16 slot and one below.
In addition, there are 3 PCI slots below these. To the
right of the bottom PCI slot are the two USB 2.0 on-board headers (aqua blue) that
connect to the provided 4-port USB connector which connects to the back panel providing
a total of 8 USB 2.0 ports.
x16 PCI-e and USB 2.0 Ports
Like other nForce 650i motherboards, the NF-430 Media Communications Processor (MCP) has proven to be
reliable over the past couple of years. While not capable of providing all the features
of the nForce 680i chipset, this model can more than handle the needs required by nForce 650i Ultra and should prove to be a good match.
That's a brief once over of the board and as you can see there are no extras but
that should not take away from or impede performance.