Released December, 2007
The Pros:Easily Overclocked. Memory Overclocked easily if using SLI-Ready OCZ 800MHz Memory. Plenty of Fan connectors for cooling the board down.
The Cons:I/O Panel does not line up in all Cases. Some adjustment needed. Board finicky with a bad PSU. Not tolerant of spikes in power.
The XFX MB-N780-ISH9 is a "high-octane" motherboard, which supports TRI-SLI straight out of the box through 3 PCI-e x16 slots; yes, that means three high end graphics cards installed at once.
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The N780 also supports up to 8GB Dual Channel 800MHz DDR2 ram (4 slots), and has an LGA 775 socket for support with Intel Penryn 45nm, Core 2 Extreme, Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Quad, and Pentium processors up to 1333MHz FSB. There is however a general consensus that the BIOS must be updated to version P07 at the least for those installing an Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 processor. With that said, the N780 also provides 8 channel High-Definition audio outputs, and a dual gigabit LAN which can be used to get twice the normal bandwidth. Of course there is also IDE, 2 PCI, 1 PCI-e, 3 PCI-e x16, 10 USB, 2 RJ-45, 1 1394a firewire, and 6 SATA ports. The N780 was first released on December 22, 2007 and retails at an MSRP of $199.99.
- CPU support: 1333MHz FSB; Intel Penryn 45nm, Core 2 Extreme, Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Quad, Pentium
- Chipset: NVIDIA nForce 780a SLI
- Socket: LGA 775
- Memory Support: Dual DDR2 800/ 667/ 533MHz (8GB maximum)
- Graphics Options: 3*PCIe x16 with 3-way SLI
- Audio: 8-Channel HD Audio
- 10 USB 2.0 Ports, 4 x1 PCI-E Slot (3 x16), 6 SATA connectors
- Dual Gigabit LAN Connection
- Dimensions: 0.4 x 0.4 x 0.4 inches
- Weight: 6 Pounds
- Release Date: 12/22/2007
- MSRP: $199.99
User Reviews (1)
Memory Overclocked easily if using SLI-Ready OCZ 800MHz Memory
Plenty of Fan connectors for cooling the board down
built in fan for the North Bridge (Removable)
Dual BIOS option for reverting back after a bad Overclock
I/O Panel does not line up in all Cases. Some adjustment needed.
Board finicky with a bad PSU. Not tolerant of spikes in power.
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