Set for launch around the same time as G80 (early november), NVIDIA's nForce 680i SLI based motherboard chipset will replace the nForce 590 SLI Intel Edition offering. The DailyTech have managed to get a shot of an early sample from eVGA based on this upcoming chipset and also talk briefly about its feature-set, with one very interesting aspect being the 3 residing x16 PCIe slots. I smell physics!
The motherboard is manufactured by eVGA and appears to be an enthusiast offering. It packs three PCI Express x16 slots, two PCI Express x1 and two PCI slots. While two of the PCI Express x16 slots are full-speed with sixteen lanes, it's unknown what the lane configuration on the third slot will be. With three PCI Express x16 slots it appears NVIDIA may be taking on ATI's triple-play physics processing architecture.