Just weeks after Nvidia launches its Nforce 780i chipset, the first chipset to officially support Triple SLI, Nvidia will follow up with its DDR3 chipset with Triple SLI support.
The Nforce 790i is on track for a January announcement and this new chipset will bring two unique features, support for 1,600MHz FSB CPUs such as QX9770 and DDR3 memory.
This will make the Nforce 790i a real competitor to Intel's X48 chipset which is scheduled for an announcement at about the same time. DDR3 is still overpriced, but people like the sound of 1,800 MHz DDR3 speeds, but unfortunately this super high speed doesn’t really translates to real world performance figures.
The Nforce 780i should support 1,600MHz FSB CPUs, but you will have to overclock the board as officially the Nforce 780i as well as the X38 chipsets are not suppose to go over 1,333MHz.