Software and Accessories
Since the XFX nForce 790i Ultra is supplied as a complete unit by Nvidia, it makes sense that the company also provides Nvidia’s reference overclocking software. This is more than the basic nTune package, however, as Nvidia Control Panel 6.00 Beta seeks to integrate additional functions.
CPU overclocking controls are fairly useless at this point, locking up the system with anything more than the slightest change. Adjusting the core voltage might have helped, except that this function is not yet, well, functional.
More extensive adjustments could be made under the Motherboard menu, if the settings were all functional. None of the voltage menus work with Nvidia’s own motherboard, though, so we hold out little hope for other 790i series models until major improvements have been made to the program.
Memory controls again look adequate, at a glance, but don’t work.
Nvidia Control Panel also supports automatic driver updates.
|Documentation & Software||User’s Manual|
|Row 1 - Cell 0||Quick Installation Guide|
|Row 2 - Cell 0||Promo Door Tag|
|Row 3 - Cell 0||Motherboard Driver DVD (Windows XP, Vista)|
|Hardware||1x Auxiliary Chipset Fan|
|Row 5 - Cell 0||1x SLI 3-Way Bridge|
|Row 6 - Cell 0||1x SLI 2-Way Bridge|
|Row 7 - Cell 0||6x SATA Data Cable|
|Row 8 - Cell 0||4x 4-pin to SATA Power Adapter (2-device)|
|Row 9 - Cell 0||1x 80-conductor Ultra ATA cable, Round|
|Row 10 - Cell 0||1x Floppy cable, Round|
|Row 11 - Cell 0||1x USB Break-Out Plate (4-ports)|
|Row 12 - Cell 0||1x IEEE-1394 Break-Out Plate (1-port)|
|Row 13 - Cell 0||1x I/O Panel Shield|
All Nvidia-supplied 790i Ultra SLI motherboards include the same chipset cooling fan plus 3-way and 2-way SLI bridges. XFX adds a good cable kit and even a “Do Not Disturb” sign for your game room door.