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ENU291
02-28-07, 03:04 PM
I know how much some of you guys despise HardOCP but they have a review of the new Gigabyte 680i mobo (GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3).

http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTE3OCwsLGhlbnRodXNpYXN0

http://www.hardocp.com/images/news/1172689013nK6v1XY8RL_1_3_l.jpg

nekrosoft13
02-28-07, 03:33 PM
they really need to start making longer motherboard will more expansion slots

once you fill that board with two G80s and that nvidia PPU in the middle, you get no, or maybe 1 PCI if you get lucky.

thats just no good

ArrowMk84
02-28-07, 03:49 PM
I know how much some of you guys despise HardOCP but they have a review of the new Gigabyte 680i mobo (GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3).

http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTE3OCwsLGhlbnRodXNpYXN0

http://www.hardocp.com/images/news/1172689013nK6v1XY8RL_1_3_l.jpg

The review you linked to is for the 965 board. They haven't reviewed the 680i board yet, but the pics of it are on the front page. You've got the right picture, but the wrong review.

ENU291
02-28-07, 04:13 PM
The review you linked to is for the 965 board. They haven't reviewed the 680i board yet, but the pics of it are on the front page. You've got the right picture, but the wrong review.
Doh! :banghead: That's what I get for not reading the damn review before posting... oh well... I guess I'm the :retard: of the month now. :D

Xion X2
02-28-07, 04:58 PM
Ugliest. Board. EVAR. :afro2:

ONER
02-28-07, 04:58 PM
Die spammer!! DIE!!!

JK lol

Well I'm looking forward to a review on that board.

Rytr
02-28-07, 05:04 PM
Maybe it will take after their 965 board. If so, just put it in a closed case and go gaming. :D

stncttr908
02-28-07, 05:20 PM
10x SATA, 4x GigE, egads...

MSI's board looks interesting as well. It has 4x x16 slots, integrated X-Fi, etc.

Bearclaw
02-28-07, 05:36 PM
Ugliest. Board. EVAR. :afro2:
QFT. ****ing ugly.

Rytr
02-28-07, 05:37 PM
The MSI specs look good. The SB AudigySE on the P4N and K8N I have used was a step in the right direction for a good on-board sound solution, IMO. The X-Fi should be another step up.

TiKiMaN1
02-28-07, 05:44 PM
:tiki: Look what I found:

Review:
http://www.hardwarezone.com/articles/view.php?id=2183&cid=6&pg=1

ZipZoomFly:
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=242713

http://imageigloo.com/images/9244ndq6_last.jpg

Rytr
02-28-07, 05:48 PM
Out of stock...but OUCH! Look at that price!

The SATA ports are nice.

ENU291
02-28-07, 05:51 PM
Tiki to the rescue! :D

P.S. Holy shnikey!!! that price is outragous!! Asus Striker Extreme FTMFW!!!

Dazz
02-28-07, 05:58 PM
I was going to get this board but that back plate looks like a pain in the back side.

jcrox
02-28-07, 08:26 PM
$370....WTH??? Motherboards are getting so expensive......I'm definitely ordering the evga board $209 after rebate on newegg.

CaptNKILL
02-28-07, 08:59 PM
10x SATA, 4x GigE, egads...

MSI's board looks interesting as well. It has 4x x16 slots, integrated X-Fi, etc.
Where did you see info on the MSI board? It sounds interesting.

wollyka
03-01-07, 05:13 PM
Maybe he means this:
http://www.hardware.info/en-US/news/ym6clJqWwpia/MSI_releases_680i_SLI_motherboard_with_onboard_Xfi/
http://www.msi.com.tw/program/newsrelease/news_page.php?UID=503
SI P6N Diamond motherboard, the new generation standard creator!

To continue with the MSI Diamond tradition, the P6N Diamond is the latest standard for the enthusiast level. It supports FSB1333 and up to DDR2 1000 special memory module, FB2000 for overclocking and DDR2 1200 or higher with better CPU and memory modules. The especially built-in 4 PCI-E x16 slot design with x8 or x16 bandwidth is great for gamers. The Quad SLI and other special cards for upgrade are by far the best design for this great 680i chipset specification.

Aside from the giving the best 3D gaming visual experience, MSI also focus on audio quality with every generation of its Diamond Class products. This time, MSI brings all gamers to a whole new generation of gaming platform.

The Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio which is the best hardware 7.1 surround audio for all motherboards, gives users great audio experience on BlueRay DVD video and extreme 3D gaming. It's currently the best solution for home theater and for extreme gaming purposes. Besides the great performance and spec, MSI includes the eSATA solution with power on instant backup technology that enables end users to backup their system drive easily and give them more data protection! The P6N Diamond is totally prepared for great gamers, family server or workstation and home media center. Experience the best 3D gaming and surround audio quality only with P6N Diamond ! Coming soon!

but it seems the Diamond version isn't out yet!