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Old 11-02-2011, 07:15 PM   #1
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Default NF-200 nVidia Chip

I recently bought a GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 motherboard and a nVidia gtx 590 card for my computer. After I received the board I read that the NF-200 chip (which the board has), only helps your computer's graphics performance if you are running 3+ SLI. The article also said that the NF-200 adds latency. I was wondering if this is true and if so, it would be worth it to swap out the motherboard for one that doesn't have the NF-200 chip because I am only running one graphics card.
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:14 AM   #2
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Default Re: NF-200 nVidia Chip

There's no reason to swap the board out. The kind of latency hit those folks are griping about is going to be so inconsequential that most users (99.9999998%) won't even notice.

The NF-200 chip was added to Intel boards that only supported a max of 16 PCI-E lanes so that more were available, as you mentioned, for SLI in configs greater than just a single or dual card setup.

The board you have is a fine board, and as long as it's doing what you want it to, there's no reason to swap it out if you already own it.
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