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Detective stories and movies are usually pretty popular. A good detective novel appeals to your logic, imagination and lets you enjoy the author’s skill. At first you get acquainted with the main characters and can only guess who the killer is. As the plot develops, your suppositions may transform into certainty but by the end it inevitably turns out that the main suspect is innocent and the real killer is the one with rock-solid alibi, who we never even suspected.

Our today’s ZOTAC nForce 790i-Supreme mainboard review is pretty far from detective story-telling. However, throughout this article we had to change our opinion about he board so many times that detective genre came to mind.

Well, before we get to talking about the board, let’s say a few words about Nvidia nForce 790i Ultra SLI chipset it is based on.

Closer Look at Nvidia nForce 790i Ultra SLI

The block diagram below will give you the most illustrative idea of the Nvidia nForce 790i Ultra SLI core logic. You can see right away that it is a really new chipset, because its predecessors used to have PCI Express 2.0 technology implemented in a separate Nvidia nForce 200 chip. Moreover, the memory controller now supports DDR3 memory modules.

By the way, only the official support of higher memory frequencies (DDR3 2000) differs this flagship chipset from the Nvidia nForce 790i SLI, which officially works only with DDR3 1333. In other words, Nvidia nForce 790i Ultra SLI chipsets have been specifically hand picked from the whole bunch of chips. The chipset specs are quite up-to-date, check for yourselves:

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