View Full Version : 680i chipsets...
01-06-2007, 07:40 AM
Any ideas as to who else will be implementing them?
Currently, its only asus, abit, and the nvidia boards(BFG, biostar, ECS, EVGA)
01-06-2007, 08:24 AM
What does "the nVidia boards" mean? 680i is an nVidia chipset and nVidia doesn't make motherboards.
Yeah, yeah.. I know... peel off the sticker and you see nVidia between the PCI-e slot and the Northbridge, but that doesn't make all the boards the same.
01-06-2007, 08:47 AM
I meant the ones which are all made by the same maker...foxconn or whoever does it. AFAIK those are all identical, just with different companies on them
I wonder if its actually nvidia who make the chipsets;)
01-06-2007, 10:32 AM
Yea..as best as I can see from a lot of different spots..I thought NVidia is actually the manu on these boards... most likely foxconn and retagged..but it seems nvidia has beguin to move into that segment as well?
01-06-2007, 10:35 AM
it was foxconn who did the last nvidia ref. board, afaik, and I am sure I have seen it somewhere that they did this one, too.
I am just wondering if and when we can look foward to gigabyte, which I have heard, and things like dfi's and msi's and other implementations.
There were supposed to be 5 nvid. boards( hope that dosn't irritate jonny too much, its just convenience), I think xfx was the 5th, but I have not seen this anywhere...., and curious why foxconn used the ref 590 board, yet aren't using the 680...makes you wonder why, really.
I think you may find, as with a lot of the psu's, that most things may not even be made by the brand, someone else is doing it, and they put the package and bits together and perhaps get it working.
As an aside, I would love to see legislation for companies to say which/whos factory made it, where it was made, where distributed, where packaged, imported, ie as a customer you can see what is going on to get your product to you.
that applies to everything, food inc.
It may, however be very unpopular for those who don't want people to find out what goes on, and far too sensible.
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