570 vs. 590, nVIDIA's chipset maturing
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 10, 2006 - 02:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Legion Hardware compares nVIDIA's 570 SLI chipset (MSI K9N SLI Platinum) against it's newer 590 SLI (ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe). Considering the price difference between motherboards, is the newer chipset worth what it will cost you?
"The performance of these two chipsets using a single graphics card is almost identical and you can
expect SLI performance to be much the same. The nForce 590 SLI chipset does provide slightly more
memory bandwidth, though this does not seem to aid its real world performance all that much. The
nForce 590 SLI is also a much better chipset for overclocking as I have tested a number of nForce 570
SLI/Ultra motherboards here in the Legion Hardware labs and none of them have cracked a 266MHz FSB
without loss of stability. Ideally, for this article I would have preferred to use two motherboards
from the same manufacturer. Unfortunately, I did not have time to wait for an ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe
Here are some more Motherboard articles from around the web:
- Abit AT8 32X Motherboard
Review @ Byte Sized Reviews
- Abit and DFI tackle ATI's CrossFire Xpress 3200 @ Tech
- MSI K9N SLI Platinum - nForce 570 SLI @ HEXUS
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