If you’re into performance or games but don’t want to break the bank, nVIDIA’s nForce 650i SLI chipset is for you. It packs in value and won’t cost nearly as much as a high end nForce 680i board does. ECS knows value, that’s why its NF650iSLIT-A motherboard is such an attractive mainboard solution for builders on a budget. The nVidia 650i chipset has the features, and the ECS package here is darn cheap! A winning combination if ever there was one.. ..Use the money you saved on the motherboard and get yourself a high end videocard for gaming.
..In terms of performance, well you saw the benchmarks and it speaks for itself really. The ECS NF650iSLIT-A is perfectly adequate for workstation tasks as it kept up with Intel’s P965 Express and even its new P35 Express pretty well. In gaming the NF650iSLIT-A showed us that it is as fast as the other nVIDIA nForce motherboards out there.
The ECS NF650iSLIT-A was even decent at overclocking, hitting a maximum speed of 412 MHz. That was done without having to adjust the chipset voltages too, if ECS inserts CPU clock multiplier adjustments into future BIOS revisions, the NF650iSLIT-A has the potential to be an overclocking monster! ECS has done a great job with the NF650iSLIT-A and if you want something that’s low cost, yet performs well this is definitely a board you want to check out!
Published in: nForce 600 on 2007-06-20