Hexus: MSI Eclipse SLI Review - SLI or CrossFireX: the choice is yours

Hexus writes: "Up until the recent release of Intel's Core i7 processors and supporting chipset (X58) , the only way to have NVIDIA's multi-graphics SLI running with an Intel Core 2 series CPU was to either purchase an expensive dual-socket motherboard based around Intel's enthusiast Skulltrail platform, along with one or two expensive Core 2 QX9775 CPUs to run in it, or if your budget wasn't quite that extravagant, then one of a number of NVIDIA chipset-based board, such as the eVGA 790i SLI FTW that we recently took a look at."


+The fastest motherboard we've currently tested
+Innovative features such as GreenPower Genie, M-Flash, CPU-Z and Memory-Z
+Use of industrial-grade capacitors and VRMs for the CPU's power circuitry
+Onboard power, reset and clear CMOS buttons


-Quite expensive when compared to both its X48 and X58 rivals
-Have to purchase extra cables to use 3-way SLI functionality
-No coaxial digital audio out and no encoded 3D audio functionality such as Dolby Digital Live or DTS Connect

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