Feeds

Nvidia launches nForce 680i LT SLI chipset

High performance access to file storage

Nvidia has rolled out a cut-down version of its nForce 680i SLI top-of-the-line chipset for Intel processors. The new logic's key differentiator from its parent product: Nvidia's reduced the maximum clock speed of SLI-specific memory.

The nForce 680i SLI can automatically overclock SLI-certified memory modules to 1,200MHz. The new chipset, the 680i LT SLI, can run them at up to 800MHz, the same frequency that standard DDR 2 memory will run at when connected to a 680i LT SLI-based board.

Like the 680i SLI, the 680i LT SLI will dynamically overclock the frontside bus from the CPU's maximum - just not as far, Nvidia indicated.

The two chipsets' other specifications remain identical: two PCI Express x16 slots for multi-GPU configurations, with a third x8 PCIe slot for a physics-processing graphics card; support for six 3Gbps SATA and two parallel ATA drives; RAID 0, 1, 0+1 and 5 support; two Gigabit Ethernet ports that can be combined to operate as a single, double-bandwidth link; TCP/IP acceleration; ten USB ports; and HD audio.

Nvidia said boards based on the new chipset are available immediately for around $200 (£102/€151). Mobo suppliers supporting the 680i LT SLI include EVGA and XFX.

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
Report: Apple seeking to raise iPhone 6 price by a HUNDRED BUCKS
'Well, that 5c experiment didn't go so well – let's try the other direction'
Video games make you NASTY AND VIOLENT
Especially if you are bad at them and keep losing
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
Nvidia gamers hit trifecta with driver, optimizer, and mobile upgrades
Li'l Shield moves up to Android 4.4.2 KitKat, GameStream comes to notebooks
Gimme a high S5: Samsung Galaxy S5 puts substance over style
Biometrics and kid-friendly mode in back-to-basics blockbuster
AMD unveils Godzilla's graphics card – 'the world's fastest, period'
The Radeon R9 295X2: Water-cooled, 5,632 stream processors, 11.5TFLOPS
Sony battery recall as VAIO goes out with a bang, not a whimper
The perils of having Panasonic as a partner
NORKS' own smartmobe pegged as Chinese landfill Android
Fake kit in the hermit kingdom? That's just Kim Jong-un-believable!
prev story

Whitepapers

Mainstay ROI - Does application security pay?
In this whitepaper learn how you and your enterprise might benefit from better software security.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.