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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 Striker II NSE Specifications

ASUS Striker II NSE nForce 790i (NF790i) 1600MHz FSB Motherboard

CPU

Intel Socket 775 Core 2 Extreme/Core 2 Duo/Pentium Extreme/Pentium D/Pentium 4/Celeron Processors
Compatible with Intel 05B/05A/06 processors
Support Intel 45nm CPU
* Refer to www.asus.com for Intel CPU support list

Chipset

NVIDIA nForce 790i SLI MCE

Front Side Bus

1600/1333/1066/800 MHz

Memory

4 x DIMM, Max. 8 GB, DDR3 1600*/1333/800 Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Dual channel memory architecture - supports NVIDIA SLI-ready technology
*Overclock speed
**Refer to www.asus.com or this user manual for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lidts).
***When installing total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows 32-bit operation system may only recognize less than 3GB. Hence, a total installed memory of less than 3GB is recommended.

Expansion Slots

2 x PCIe 2.0 x16, support NVIDIA SLI technology, at full x16, x16 speed (blue)
1 x PCIe x16 , at x16 speed (middle)
2 x PCIe x1 ( the PCIEx1_1 (black) is compatible with audio slot)
2 x PCI 2.2

Scalable Link Interface (SLITM)

Support NVIDIA 3-way SLI graphics cards (triple at x16 mode)

Storage

Southbridge
1 xUltraDMA 133/100/66/33
6 xSATA 3Gb/s ports NVIDIA MediaShieldTM RAID Support RAID 0,1,0+1,5,JBOD span cross Serial ATA drives
JMicron JMB363 PATA and SATA controller
2 xExternal SATA 3Gb/s port on back I/O (SATA On-the-Go)

LAN

Dual Gigabit LAN, both featuring AI NET2
Support Teaming Technology

Audio

SupremeFX II Audio Card
ADI 1988B 8 -Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
Coaxial / Optical S/PDIF out ports at back I/O
ASUS Noise Filter

IEEE 1394

2 x 1394a ports (1 port at back I/O, 1 port onboard)

USB

10 USB 2.0 ports (6 ports at mid-board, 4 ports at back panel)

Overclocking Features

Extreme Tweaker
Loadline Calibration
2-Phase DDR 3
Intelligent overclocking tools
- CPU Level Up
- Memory Level Up
- AI Gear 3+
- AI Overclocking (intelligent CPU frequency tuner)
- ASUS AI Booster Utility
- ASUS O.C. Profile: overclocking configuration-sharing tool
Overclocking Protection
- COP EX (Component Overheat Protection - EX)
- Frequency LED
- Voltiminder LED
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)

Special Features

LCD Poster
Fusion Block System
EL I/O
Onboard Switches: Power / Reset / Cls CMOS (at rear)
ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit)
Q-Connector
Q-Fan Plus
ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS Q-fan 2
ASUS CrashFree BIOS
BIOS Wallpaper
ASUS MyLogo3

Back Panel I/O Ports

1 x PS/2 Keyboard
2 x External SATA
1 x IEEE 1394a
2 x LAN(RJ45) port
6 x USB 2.0/1.1
1 x Clr CMOS switch
1 x Optical + 1 x Coaxial S/PDIF Output1 x onboard LED switch

Internal I/O Connectors

2 x USB connectors supports additional 6 USB 2.0 ports
1 x Floppy disk drive connector
1 x IDE connector
6 x SATA connectors
1 x IEEE 1394a connector
8 x Fan connectors: 1 x CPU / 1 x PWR / 3 x Chassis / 3 x Optional
1 x S/PDIF Out connector
1 x8-pin ATX 12V Power connector
24-pin ATX Power connector
1 x EL I/O Shield Connector
1 x En/Dis-able Clr CMOS connector
3 x thermal sensor connectors
Chassis Intrusion connector
System Panel
1 x ROG connector

BIOS

8 Mb Flash ROM
DMI 2.0
PnP
WfM 2.0
SM BIOS 2.4
Award BIOS
ACPI 2.0a
Multi-language BIOS

Manageability

WOL by PME,WOR by PME,Chasis Intrusion,PXE

Accessories

LCD Poster
ASUS Optional Fan
SupremeFX II Audio Card
3 in 1 ASUS Q-Connector Kit
UltraDMA 133/100/66 cable
Floppy disk drive cable
3-way SLI bridge
ASUS SLI bridge
SATA cables
SATA power cables
2-port USB2.0 + IEEE 1394a module
EL I/O Shield
Thermal sensor cables
DIY Pedestal
Fusion Block System Accessory
Cable Ties
User's manual

Support Disc

The hottest DX10 Game: Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts
Support DVD:
- Drivers and applications
ASUS PC Probe II
ASUS Update
ASUS AI Suite
Futuremark 3DMark 06 Advanced Edition
Kaspersky Anti-Virus

Form Factor

ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.5 cm )



 

Comments 

 
# 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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