“The ECS KN1-SLI Extreme looks like a pretty sweet motherboard for anyone on a budget who wants good performance, and the all important option of running dual PCI Express x16 SLI-compatible videocards. Based on the nVidia nForce4 SLI chipset, the ECS KN1-SLI Extreme supports all the current flavours of Socket 939 AMD Athlon64/FX/X2 processors. Its four DDR DIMM slots can be installed with as much as 4GB of PC3200 DDR memory in a dual channel configuration. Onboard data connections consist of IEEE 1394a Firewire which hums away at 800Mbps, a 7.1-channel audio codec, Gigabit and 10/100 NICs, and an additional Serial ATA II/RAID controller. The two PCI Express x16 slots support 8 lanes of PCI Express each when the user is running videocards in Scalable Link Interface (SLI) mode.”
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It’s nice to have choices, and the nForce chipset certainly offers that. The newest one to be reviewed at PCStats is the ECS KN1-SLI Extreme, with all the functionality you’d expect, and switchless SLI. Check it out.