ECS intros new nForce 680i SLI motherboard
Since its launch last week, Nvidia's nForce 680i SLI chipset has developed quite a following. Biostar, BFG, EVGA, and XFX either offer or plan to offer Nvidia-built 680i SLI motherboards, and Abit, Asus, and Gigabyte have announced their own 680i SLI designs. ECS has now joined the first group with its new PN2 SLI2+ Extreme motherboard, which is essentially a rebadged Nvidia board just like the EVGA 122-CK-NF68 we examined in our review last week. As such, the PN2 SLI2+ Extreme features the same three PCI Express x16 slots (in a x16/x8/x16 lane configuration,) six 300MB/s Serial ATA ports, dual Gigabit Ethernet ports with chipset-based packet shaping, and passive heatpipe-based cooling. ECS tells us its new board is "available immediately," but pricing information isn't available yet.