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Written by Olin Coles   
Wednesday, 28 May 2008
Table of Contents: Page Index
ASUS Striker II NSE nForce 790i SLI Motherboard
ASUS NF790i SLI Features
Striker II NSE Specifications
Closer Look: ASUS Striker II NSE
nForce 790i Detailed Features
ASUS Striker II NSE BIOS
Motherboard Testing Methodology
Synthetic System Benchmarks
3dMark06 Performance
Crysis Benchmarks
World in Conflict Results
Lightsmark Frame Rate Results
Power Consumption Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

ASUS nForce 790i SLI Features

  • Intel Quad-core CPU Ready
  • Intel CoreTM2 Extreme / CoreTM2 Duo Ready
  • Support Intel next generation 45nm Multi-Core CPU
  • NVIDIA nForce 790i SLI
  • Dual-channel DDR3 1600(O.C)/1333/1066/800 Support
  • Fusion Block System
  • CPU Level Up
  • Memory Level Up
  • LCD Poster

ASUS Striker 2 NSE

CPU Features - LGA775 Intel Quad-core Processor Ready
This motherboard supports the latest Intel Quad-core processors in LGA775 package. It´s excellent for multi-tasking, multi-media and enthusiastic gamers with 1600/1333 MHz FSB. Intel Quad-core is one of the most powerful CPU in the world

LGA775 Intel CoreTM2 Processor Ready
This motherboard supports the latest Intel CoreTM2 processors in LGA775 package. With new Intel Core micro-architecture technology and 1333 / 1066 MHz FSB, Intel CoreTM2 processor is one of the most powerful and energy efficient CPU in the world.

PCIe 2.0 - Double Speed; Double Bandwidth
This motherboard supports the latest PCIe 2.0 devices for double speed and bandwidth which enhances system performance.

Memory Features - Dual-Channel DDR3 1333
To attain top performance, ASUS engineers have successfully unleashed the true potential of DDR3 memory. While in DDR3 1333 mode, ASUS´s exclusive technology offers a choice of FSB 1333 - providing great performance for 3D graphics and other memory demanding applications.

Performance with Reliability - Fusion Block System
H2O ready: The next step in thermal solution.
The Fusion Block System is a more efficient thermal solution compared to competing followers with complicated looks. It is a hybrid thermal design that combines the ROG´s renowned heat-pipe design with the additional ability to connect to a water cooling system. By taking the entire integrated solution into design considerations, the user can enjoy exceptional thermal improvement to north bridge, south bridge, Crosslinx, and even VRM with a single connection. The Fusion Block System is the most versatile, efficient, and the most advanced thermal system there is on a motherboard.

CPU Level Up - A Simple click for instant upgrade
Ever wish that you could have a more expansive CPU? Upgrade your CPU at no additional cost with ROG´s CPU Level Up! Simply pick the processor you wanted to OC to, and the motherboard will do the rest!
See the new CPU speed and enjoy that performance instantly. Overclocking is never as easy as this.

2-Phase DDR3 - Special Memory power to release memory power!
With the embedded 2-phase DDR3, this motherboard allows users to reach higher memory frequencies and enjoy better performance. Compared with only one phase solutions, this motherboard ensures longer power component lifespans and higher overclockability due to cooler temperatures and better efficiency.

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ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit)
The ASUS EPU utilizes digitally monitor and tunes the CPU power supply with improved VR responses in heavy or light loadings.

Extreme Tweaker - One stop performance tuning shop
Extreme Tweakers is the one stop shop to fine-tune your system to optimal performance. No matter if you´re looking for frequency adjustment, over-voltage options, or memory timing settings, they´re all here!

Voltiminder LED - Friendly reminder on the intentional madness
In the pursuit of extreme performance, overvoltage adjustment is critical but risky. Acting as the "red zone" of a tachometer, the Voltiminder LED displays the voltage status for CPU, NB, SB, and Memory in a intuitive color-coded fashion. The voltiminder LED allows quick voltage monitoring for overclockers.

COP EX - OC in confidence
The COP EX allows overclockers to increase chipset voltages without the worries of overheating. It can also be used to monitor and save an overheating GPU. The COP EX allows more freedom and less constraint for maximum performance achievement.

EL I/O - Connect in the dark
Today´s users demand more than good performance-they demand more heart touching services like user-friendly features. The motherboard comes with the EL I/O, an impressive design that increases convenience in connecting devices on the back I/O. The cool EL lights up your I/O panel under your desk, in the dark, or in a LAN Party. No more jamming devices into the wrong connectors! when you´re in the dark!

Q-Fan Plus - Optimized quietness and cooling for more devices
The Q-Fan function automatically detects temperature and adjusts fan speed accordingly to achieve quiet and efficient cooling. With Q-Fan Plus, special temperature sensor cable is provided to detect temperature on any device. When used with a optional fans, you may activate Q-Fan function on up to 3 additional devices of your choice!

Loadline Calibration - Maintaining ample voltage support for the CPU is critical during overclocking.
The Loadline Calibration ensures stable and optimal CPU voltage under heavy loading. It helps overclockers enjoy the motherboard´s ultimate OC capabilities and benchmark scores.

SupremeFX II - Listen with Absolute HD
SupremeFX II delivers an excellent high definition audio experience to the gamers of ROG. The SupremeFX II features unique audio innovations for gamers to spot enemies in 3D environment during game play. SupremeFX II also provides gamers a special tool to emphasize human voices in games to help make dialogues clearer and more audible.

EZ DIY LCD Poster - Debug with Translation
The new LCD Poster now posts critical POST information in an ever friendly and flexible external display. When system malfunction occurs, the LCD Poster automatically detects device failure and translates the errors on the LCD during POST. Unlike other competing 2 digit displays, users won´t need to read "gibberish" to find out what´s wrong.

Onboard Switch - No more shorting pins or moving jumpers
With an easy press during overclock, this exclusive onboard switch allows gamer to effortlessly fine-tune the performance without having to short the pins or moving jumpers!

Stack Cool 2 - Effective and zero-noise heat dissipation
Stack Cool 2 is a fan-less and zero-noise cooling solution offered exclusively by ASUS. It effectively transfers heat generated by the critical components to the other side of the specially designed PCB (printed circuit board) for effective heat dissipation.

Dual Gigabit LAN
The integrated dual Gigabit LAN design allows a PC to serve as a network gateway for managing traffic between two separate networks. This capability ensures rapid transfer of data from WAN to LAN without any added arbitration or latency.



 

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# presentremeron 2010-02-19 08:03
and now that the poor asus nvidia 790i is given away what do you think is a good buy? which offers triple x48 video channel to 16 lines at 130 euro?
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# HmStruja 2010-07-21 01:56
I buy EX 9800 Gx2 & this mb , but this not working so good.Better buy something different
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