Many moons ago I used to be a beta tester for Nvidia and had a lot of fun playing with some of the latest and greatest hardware months before official release. Nvidia had a pretty poor relationship with Intel so 790i ended up being the last of the motherboard chipsets which was a shame as they were starting to get a bit better. Most people probably don’t realise but Nvidia was the first to fix the FSB wall that Intel chipset at the time had due to some of my involvement buying some of the world’s best FSB chips from various overclockers including OPB (Onepagebook) to try test and push past what we were able to do on Intel platform at the time.
Fun times, Nvidia 790i Ultra motherboard with E8500 Wolfdale CPU on single stage with Corsair Dominators and 8800GT. Fun fun fun