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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: nVidia for AMD!!!
By Le Québécois on 2/8/2007 2:07:52 PM , Rating: 2
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primarily it is nVidia fanboyism that dates back to the GeForce 3/4 series that drives nVidia's continued high market share


nVidia market share has nothing to do with that. It's their ability to mass produce quality and fast products many months before ATI is able to do so in every generation since the GeForce 6 family. Then every generation ATI take back some market share later when they ALSO release quality products. And again, nVidia come back with a next generation video card to take back some share. It's the circle of life...well, if video cards were living entities.

And before ATI fanboys begin to flame me, I'm currently owning a Radeon X800XL because it was the best product on the market in that price range when I was looking for an upgrade.


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