NVIDIA seems to have gotten an answer to those users that were complaining of problems with the first wave of 680i motherboards.

 This morning, NVIDIA and its partners released a new system BIOS for the NVIDIA nForce® 680i SLI “Designed by NVIDIA” motherboards. These are the motherboards designed by NVIDIA and sold by EVGA, BFG, Biostar, and ECS.

This BIOS update eliminates a bug related to the operation of SATA hard disk drives experienced by some customers. The bug is specific to these “Designed by NVIDIA” motherboards, and is not present on any other NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI motherboard, nor is it present in our MCPs (chipsets).

Customers can get the latest BIOS from EVGA ( http://evga.com/support/680i/), BFG (http://www.bfgtech.com/nForce680i_motherboard.html), ECS (to be posted), and Biostar (to be posted).

To simplify the BIOS update process for customers, NVIDIA has also developed a special Windows BIOS update tool. This tool instructs customers on what course of action to take and will also be distributed by EVGA, BFG, Biostar, and ECS through their Web sites.

For additional information, please visit http://www.nvidia.com/object/680i_hotfix.html.