NVIDIA is preparing to launch a cheaper version of their nForce 680i SLI
chipset next month at CeBIT and the chipset samples will be ready by end of this
month as VR-Zone has learned.

DailyTech
has reported earlier, this chipset support Core 2 Duo/Quad,
FSB1333, DDR2-800 instead of DDR2-1200, 8 USB 2.0 ports instead of 10, 1 GbE
instead of 2.

VR-Zone learned that LinkBoost is removed from 680i LT and NVIDIA won’t be
too emphasizing on the overclockability of the 680i LT since they have learned a
lesson from the huge FSB OC variations on the 680i. Also
nForce 680i LT reference board will not have heat-pipes but just normal active
cooling but the layout of the board is pretty similar.

The price of this cut-down nForce 680i LT board is said to be some US$ 70
cheaper than the current reference 680i board and also the chipset is some US$ 20
cheaper if motherboard makers choose to make themselves. Expect 680i LT
reference board to be priced at around US$ 180. NVIDIA will be launching nForce
7000 series based on MCP68 chipset for AMD platform too next month.

NVIDIA is preparing to launch a cheaper version of their nForce 680i SLI
chipset next month at CeBIT and the chipset samples will be ready by end of this
month as VR-Zone has learned.

DailyTech
has reported earlier, this chipset support Core 2 Duo/Quad,
FSB1333, DDR2-800 instead of DDR2-1200, 8 USB 2.0 ports instead of 10, 1 GbE
instead of 2.

VR-Zone learned that LinkBoost is removed from 680i LT and NVIDIA won’t be
too emphasizing on the overclockability of the 680i LT since they have learned a
lesson from the huge FSB OC variations on the 680i. Also
nForce 680i LT reference board will not have heat-pipes but just normal active
cooling but the layout of the board is pretty similar.

The price of this cut-down nForce 680i LT board is said to be some US$ 70
cheaper than the current reference 680i board and also the chipset is some US$ 20
cheaper if motherboard makers choose to make themselves. Expect 680i LT
reference board to be priced at around US$ 180. NVIDIA will be launching nForce
7000 series based on MCP68 chipset for AMD platform too next month.