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NVIDIA nForce - Features & Benefits
  NVIDIA nForce 680a SLI
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Engineered for Multimedia Enthusiasts
The NVIDIA nForce 680a SLI media and communications processor (MCP) is engineered for the passionate multimedia enthusiast. Run content creation applications on two multi-core-CPUs and display them on up to eight separate monitors. Store up to 9TB of music, video and photo creations across as many as twelve hard drives and stream over up to four Gigabit Ethernet connections.

NVIDIA Multi-GPU Capability
NVIDIA nForce 680a SLI MCP enables unsurpassed scaling capability with support for up to 4 single graphics cards driving a total of up to 8 displays simultaneously. Alternatively, nForce 680a SLI MCP-based motherboards provide expansion for next-generation SLI-gaming and physics processing.

Designed for NVIDIA® SLI™ technology
NVIDIA SLI technology is a revolutionary platform innovation that allows users to intelligently scale graphics performance by combining multiple NVIDIA graphics solutions in a single system with an NVIDIA nForce SLI MCP.

NVIDIA SLI-Certified Components
Look for other components including select NVIDIA® GeForce® GPUs and system memory that automatically increase system bus speeds when paired with NVIDIA nForce 680a SLI-based motherboards. For more information on SLl-certified components, visit SLIZone .

NVIDIA MediaShield™ Storage
Suite of storage features that safeguards your most important digital media assets; always reliable, scalable, and accessible. Includes RAID and SATA drive support.

Multiple Disk Setup
Through a simple wizard-based interface, you can effortlessly set up your drives for better data protection, faster disk access, or maximum storage capacity. MediaShield automatically selects RAID 0, 1, 0+1 or 5 configuration according to your needs. Advanced users can access RAID options directly.

DiskAlert System
In the event of a disk failure, MediaShield users see a real-time image of the motherboard that highlights which hard drive has failed, making it easier to identify, replace, and recover.

RAID Morphing
MediaShield allows users to change their current RAID set-up to another configuration in a one-step process called morphing. This eliminates the need to back up data and complex, multi-step processes.

Bootable Multidisk Array
MediaShield storage fully supports the use of multi-disk array for loading the operating system at power-up.

Twelve SATA 3Gb/s Drives
Combine up to 12 SATA drives into 2-4 volumes for bigger, faster RAID. More drives mean more configuration options such as 2x RAID 0 for boot partition, 2x RAID 0 for enhanced gaming, 4x RAID 5 for multimedia applications, and 4x RAID5 for media data storage. Take advantage of the latest SATA 3Gb/s hard drives with full support for hot plugging and native and tagged command queuing which can provide higher disk performance in a multi-threaded environment by performing out-of-order disk accesses.

Networking with NVIDIA nForce
NVIDIA networking delivers the highest network throughput at the lowest CPU utilization. The manageable and stable NVIDIA networking solution results in better networking management and a lower total cost of ownership. Only NVIDIA integrates this level of networking allowing you to take your online experience to the next level.

NVIDIA Native Gigabit Ethernet
The industry's fastest Gigabit Ethernet performance eliminates network bottlenecks and improves overall system efficiency and performance.

NVIDIA FirstPacket™ technology
Be the 'King of Ping' with NVIDIA FirstPacket technology. Get the crystal-clear phone conversations and online gaming performance you expect. NVIDIA FirstPacket technology assures your game data, VoIP conversations, and large file transfers are delivered according to preferences set by you.

NVIDIA DualNet® technology
Get Quad Gigabit Ethernet with four integrated networking connections on your NVIDIA nForce 680a SLI MCP (combination of 2x DualNet® connections for a total of four).

Quad Gigabit Ethernet with Teaming
Teaming allows the four connections to work together to provide up to four times the Ethernet bandwidth for transferring large amounts of data from home file servers to other PCs. It also provides network redundancy through fail-over capability

TCP/IP Acceleration
Delivers the highest system performance by offloading CPU-intensive packet filtering tasks in hardware, providing users with a PC networking environment that is faster.

NVIDIA nTune™ Utility
Now with access to more settings from this Windows-based utility, the NVIDIA nTune performance manager allows automatic tuning for optimal performance. Once configured and customized, nTune automatically chooses the right system settings for the application that is being run based on your saved profiles and personal rules.

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.

USB 2.0
A standard plug-and-play interface that provides easy-to-use connectivity for USB devices.

PCI Express
The PCI Express bus interface doubles the bandwidth of AGP 8X, delivering 4 GB/s of upstream data transfer and 4GB/s of downstream data transfer.