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NVIDIA's next-generation single-chip socket AM2 chipset revealed

Memos sent to DailyTech reveal new details of NVIDIA’s upcoming MCP72 single-processor chipset. This will be NVIDIA’s first HyperTransport 3.0, or HT3, compatible chipset and a successor to the current nForce 500-series MCP and the upcoming AMD MCP68 chipsets.

MCP72 will support AMD’s socket AM2 and HT3 enabled AM2+. Socket AM2+ will house AMD’s upcoming Athlon 64 Agena and Opteron Budapest quad-core processors.

Unlike the nForce 590 SLI, the upcoming MCP72 is a single-chip solution similar to the previous nForce 3-series, mainstream nForce 4-series and nForce 500-series. It will also offer a small footprint and have low power consumption.

MCP72 will also be NVIDIA’s first PCIe 2.0 equipped chipset, making it ideal for next-generation PCIe peripherals and graphics cards. Other notable MCP72 features include support for six SATA 3.0Gbps and dual Gigabit Ethernet ports like the current nForce 500-series.

As with all NVIDIA chipset architectures, expect MCP72 to spawn SLI and Ultra variants. There’s also the possibility of MCP72-based integrated graphics offerings too.

Expect MCP72 to launch in time for AMD’s upcoming Agena and Budapest quad-core processors.


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RE: Sound great!
By dug777 on 2/8/2007 7:05:53 AM , Rating: 5
It'd sound better if they brought back SoundStorm...


RE: Sound great!
By FITCamaro on 2/8/2007 7:14:44 AM , Rating: 2
Seriously. Soundstorm was the best onboard audio solution of its time. About the only thing in my opinion today that's rivaled it are some of the motherboards that come with audigy chips on the board.


RE: Sound great!
By VooDooAddict on 2/8/2007 10:17:49 AM , Rating: 2
I'm guessing the reason we haven't seen a new SoundStorm is Vista's new audio stack.


RE: Sound great!
By MarkHark on 2/8/2007 3:20:46 PM , Rating: 2
" It'd sound better..."

Nice pun indeed :)


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