Skip to main content

High-End Chipset Battle

Enthusiast Chipset Comparison

ManufacturerIntelNvidia
NorthbridgeX48nForce 790i SLI Ultra
FSB800, 1066, 1333, 1600800, 1066, 1333, 1600
Memory TypeDual channel DDR3Dual channel DDR3
Maximum Memory8 GB8 GB
ECC SupportNoNo
PCIe 2.02 x16 (rev. 2.0)2 x16 (rev. 2.0) 1 x16 (1.0)
PCIe Lanes4062
SouthbridgeICH9R790i MCP
SATA Ports6x SATA/300 w/ NCQ6x SATA/300 w/ NCQ
RAID Modi0, 1,10, 50, 1,10, 5
UltraATA Ports-1
USB 2.0 Ports1210
Network1 GbE NIC2 GbE NICs