Conclusion: Performance Summary: The overal performance offered by the EVGA nForce 790i SLI FTW Digital PWM met our expectations. What we didn't expect was the alternating victories between the EVGA nForce 790i SLI FTW Digital PWM and the Intel X38 Express motherboard. In many of our tests, the EVGA board performs right on par with the Intel X38 board. In some other tests, however, the EVGA board outperforms the Intel X38 and vice versa.
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
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.
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.