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EVGA Nforce 680i LT SLI

EVGA 680i LT SLI nForce-based motherboard

Cut-down 680i - or shoved up 650i?

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Added to that, the list of features that have been stripped out of the LT far outweigh the £26 saving that it offers. No, the LT isn't a cut-down 680i SLI but is instead a jumped up 650i SLI, so how do those two models compare? Glad you asked.

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Nvidia nForce 680i SLI - PCMark05 Memory
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Now consider this. The EVGA LT sells for £141 and the Abit Fatality FP-IN9 SLI with the 650i SLI chipset is on sale at £79. That's half the price of the 680i SLI and £62 less than the LT yet we used the BIOS to overclock our CPU to 3GHz in a matter of moments and the Abit creamed both EVGA models. Yes, it only has dual 8x PCIe for SLI and yes, it's got a horrid flip card to enable SLI, but other than that it delivers better performance than the EVGA LT and you get a decent layout too.

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Nvidia nForce 680i SLI - PCMark05 Graphics
Longer bars are better

Nvidia nForce 680i SLI - Chart Key

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Next page: Verdict

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