NVIDIA® nForce® 790i SLI®-based motherboards provide the perfect combination of price and performance.
NVIDIA® nForce® 790i SLI®-based motherboards provide the perfect combination of price and performance for 1600 MHz FSB Intel CPUs. With an arsenal of SLI® technology, high-bandwidth DDR3, unmatched DirectX® 10 gaming, and extreme CPU overclocking, you will smoke the competition.
The Fastest, Most Overclockable Rig
Get unbeatable performance at stock and overclocked speeds (single GPU). NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra SLI MCPs offer the highest CPU FSB overclocking with the latest CPU technology as well as unrivaled DDR3 memory overclocking. And real-time component monitoring and tuning features with ESA give you complete control over your PC.


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Unmatched DirectX 10 Gaming with SLI
Combine two dual-GPU NVIDIA® GeForce® 9800 GX2 graphics cards and an nForce 790i Ultra SLI -based motherboard to enjoy earth-shattering Quad SLI and the rapid-firing gaming performance of next-generation DirectX 10 games the way they’re meant to be played.

Designed for Next-Generation CPUs and Technologies
nForce 790i Ultra SLI -based motherboards include support for 1600 FSB CPUs, DDR3 memory and PCI Express 2.0 giving you access to the fastest performance on the planet and headroom for the future.

Key Features
  • Extreme DDR3 Speeds with SLI-Ready Memory, including EPP2.0
    DDR3 is a new PC technology that enables high memory speeds on desktop PCs. NVIDIA® nForce® 790i Ultra SLI® MCPs are the fastest DDR3 platform delivering extreme speed and increasing overall system performance. Including SLI-Ready Memory with EPP 2.0 for easy, one-click, hassle-free optimized memory performance.
  • Overclocked FSB Speeds
    Through overclocking, nForce 790i Ultra SLI MCPs can deliver FSB speeds well beyond specification. The front side bus (FSB) is specified to run at 1600MHz to support existing and future FSB speeds.
  • Designed for NVIDIA SLI technology
    SLI technology is a revolutionary platform innovation that allows you to intelligently scale graphics performance by combining multiple NVIDIA graphics solutions in a single system with an nForce SLI MCP. The nForce 790i Ultra SLI MCP provides support for 2-way, 3-way and earth-shattering Quad SLI.
  • Support for ESA
    ESA provides real-time and complete PC performance management. Tested by a comprehensive certification program for system compatibility and reliability, ESA-certified components and applications bring you unprecedented control to manage and tune thermal, electrical, acoustic and operating characteristics to maximize your PC’s performance.
  • NVIDIA Control Panel
    NVIDIA Control Panel allows you to take full advantage of ESA. Easily adjust PC characteristics for maximum performance. Seamlessly monitor characteristics in an intuitive and customizable 3D environment with NVIDIA System Monitor.
  • PCI Express 2.0 Support
    Designed to support the new PCI Express 2.0 bus architecture, offering a future-proofing bridge to tomorrow’s most bandwidth-hungry games and 3D applications by maximizing 5 GT/s of bandwidth (twice that of first generation PCI Express). PCI Express 2.0 motherboards are fully backwards compatible with existing PCI Express products for broad support of PC peripherals.
  • NVIDIA MediaShield Storage
    NVIDIA® MediaShield™ Storage is a suite of features that safeguards your most important digital media assets; always reliable, scalable, and accessible. Includes support for RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5 configurations and up to six SATA 3Gb/s drives.
  • NVIDIA FirstPacket technology
    Be the ‘King of Ping’ with NVIDIA® FirstPacket™ technology. Get the crystal-clear phone conversations and online gaming performance you expect. FirstPacket technology assures your game data, VoIP conversations, and large file transfers are delivered according to preferences set by you in an intuitive wizard.
  • High Definition Audio (HDA)
    High definition audio brings consumer electronics quality sound to the PC delivering high quality sound from multiple channels. Using HDA, systems can deliver 192 kHz/32-bit quality for eight channels, supporting new audio formats.
Key Benefits
NVIDIA SLI Ready True 3 x16 graphics
Quad SLI technology support with two dual-GPU GeForce 9800 GX2 graphics cards
3-way SLI technology support with three NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra or GTX graphics cards
SLI technology support with two identical SLI Ready graphics cards
System Performance Tools ESA certified motherboard
NVIDIA Control Panel
NVIDIA System Monitor
Expansion Slots PCI Express 2.0 support
62 lanes, 12 links: 3 x16* or 4 x8, 1 x16, 1 x8, 6 x1 *2 x16 are PCI Express Gen 2.0, 1 x16 is PCI Express Gen 1.0
Up to 5 PCI Slots
CPU Intel Socket LGA775
Full support for Intel Penryn (Yorkfield & Wolfdale), Core 2 Extreme, Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo, Intel Pentium Family
Front Side Bus 1600
Memory Dual channel memory architecture
DDR3 1333
Storage NVIDIA MediaSheild™ Technology
Up to 6 Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s drives
Up to 2 PATA drives (Ultra DMA 133/100/66/33)
RAID configurations 0, 1, 0+1, 5
Networking Dual native Gigabit Ethernet connections
NVIDIA FirstPacket™ technology
NVIDIA DualNet® technology
USB Up to 10 USB 2.0 ports
Audio HDA (Azalia)

Note: Specifications vary by motherboard manufacturer