XFX nForce 790i Ultra SLI Motherboard Review

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Test Setup

xfx 790i motherboard review


Intel Test Platform



Live Pricing


Intel QX6850


XFX 790i Ultra

ASRock 4Core1600P35-WiFi

Gigabyte X38-DQ6 

Video Card

ATI 3850


Corsair C6400C4 2 GB kit

Kingston HyperX PC3-13000

Hard Drive

Western Digital Raptor 150GB


Corsair Nautilus

Power Supply

PC Power & Cooling 750

Operating System

Windows Vista Ultimate 64Bit


All tests were run using a clean install of Windows Vista Ultimate 64 Bit. For our stock speed tests, we ran everything at default timings for the CPU.  Our stock speed testing on our DDR2 boards used Corsair DDR2 C6400C4 2 GB kit at 1.9 vDimm at DDR2 800, and timings of 4-4-4-12 and 1T if available.  Our XFX 790i Ultra board that uses DDR3 was run using a 2GB kit of Kingston PC3-13000 memory running at timings of 7-7-7-20 and 1T at 2.0v. 

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