Summary: We will discuss another mainboard on Nvidia nForce 750i SLI chipset. During our first look type of tests we wrongly assumed it could not do well during overclocking. We are going to check out its real potential today and see how good it is.
Excerpt: Here at HotHardware, we have a special place in our hearts for companies that transcend the norm in order to better appeal to the small, niche group of hardware fanatics that we like to call enthusiasts. The end result often times is that new design innovations are also introduced to the mainstream, due in part to this focus on the technophile's requirements. As such, when we saw EVGA's latest nForce 790i SLI-based motherboard, we had to get it in our labs to take a...
Pros: Enthusiast-oriented BIOS, Great features, Good performance, Thoughtful design and layout, 8-phase digital PWMs, 100% solid state capacitors, 3-way SLI capable, 24/7 Tech Support in N. America, Limited Lifetime Warranty
Cons: Expensive, Less appealing with Intel X58 on the market now
Conclusion: Given the lofty price and moderate performance boost at stock speeds , we were originally going to award this board a 75. However, there’s no way around the fact that NVIDIA owns the high-end with its SLI technology. Couple that with Intel’s undeniable dominance in the same market segment, and you have the makings of a compelling enthusiast play. We’re not left without concerns, though.