EVGA released the 780i FTW on paper back in January of this year. While this particuler article is sort of a quasi-slam for using the 680i/780i chipset, this is EVGA's first non-reference 780i board, designed in house. A huge step in the right direction with 8-phase power and solid-state capacitors.
|Long-time Nvidia partner, EVGA has now unveiled its latest FTW-branded product, an nForce 780i SLI motherboard. While still stuck with the not so inspired the nForce 680i + NF200 chip combo, EVGA has tried to make the best of it and it equipped its new board with 8 phase power (up from the previous 6), all-solid capacitors, VDroop control, support for 1066 MHz DDR2 memory (up from 800 MHz), a more overclocking friendly BIOS and on-board Clear CMOS, Power and Reset buttons.
In addition to those above, the motherboard can say it features support for 45nm Intel Core 2 Duo, Quad, Extreme processors, tri-SLI, six SATA 3.0 Gbps ports, 7.1 channel audio and two Gigabit Ethernet adapters.
EVGA's For Teh Win nForce 780i SLI board is already selling and has a suggested price tag of $279.99.