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NVIDIA TO SHOWCASE NEXT-GENERATION NVIDIA NFORCE PROFESSIONAL 3000-SERIES CORE-LOGIC SOLUTIONS AT COMPUTEX New NVIDIA nForce Professional 3000 Series MCPs Will Bring New Levels of Performance and Manageability to Enterprise Computing Markets SANTA CLARA, CA - JUNE 7, 2006 - NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced that the Company will be conducting technology demonstrations this week of its new NVIDIA nForce Professional 3000-series media and communications processor (MCP) at this year's Computex tradeshow, being held in Taipei, Taiwan. Visitors to the NVIDIA booth, located in Exhibition Hall 1, #b810, as well as... Read more...
  It's a shame, really. After nearly one year on the market, Socket-939 Athlon64 motherboards are finally getting to a point where we've always wished they would be. Feature packed, refined, tweakable, and quiet. Why is this a shame? Well, as AMD is transitioning to their new Socket-AM2 interface, interest in Socket-939 platforms will undoubtedly dwindle away. However, there is a huge install base of Socket-939 users on the market already, and new Socket-939 processor sales will likely continue throughout 2006. So, while Socket-AM2 may be getting all the press lately, it's still Socket-939 that's the workhorse, powering the vast majority of AMD desktop and gaming systems... Read more...
Market share is the name of the game in the Computing industry and AMD has been slowly chipping away at Intel's market share over the past few years, with the release of faster Desktop processor cores with significantly better performance per watt, clock-cycle and dollar.  AMD's performance advantage also has allowed the company to further expand market share in the Enterprise Server arena, as was recently ear-marked by Dell's announcement of an Opteron-based product line during their recent earnings call. Not to mention Sun's successes in the same market space with their Opteron-based Workstations and Servers. AMD has seemingly pulled off the impossible and has... Read more...
The title speaks volumes and it's a lengthy one indeed. AMD's new DDR2 infused platform is here, in concert with new chipset offerings from NVIDIA and ATI.  Swing on by for a look...   And Digg on it here please to spread the word to others.  ... Read more...
Being worthy of Hardware Zone's "Most Value For Money Award", the ECS C19-A SLI is an attractively priced SLI solution built on Nvidia's nForce4 SLI Chipset. It has some good features for a budget board. "Then the new Intel only nForce4 SLI XE chipset was announced, but introductions aren't really necessary because the nForce4 SLI XE is basically the nForce4 SLI Intel Edition with a few notable changes. Firstly, the chipset looses its ActiveArmor Secure Networking Engine (ActiveArmor Firewall feature is still available though) and the updated MCP now supports HD Audio. By removing an underused feature that is... Read more...
It's not a review, but HardwareZone has a good preview of AMD's upcoming technology. Click here to check out some close up, high quality shots, of Gigabyte's two new boards. "Craving for more info on the upcoming Socket AM2 motherboards and NVIDIA's forthcoming high-end chipsets? We'll satisfy your thirst with more data and a showcase of Gigabyte's pre-release nForce 500-series motherboards that are designed to please."  ... Read more...
For the last year, Abit's biggest challenge has been conquering itself. Struggling with a combination of internal financial woes, corporate investigations, and a generally un-exciting product lineup, there is no doubt that the once mighty Abit has sagged as of late. Once considered a tier one motherboard maker with a keen ear to the needs of the enthusiast, Abit has lost a lot of their exciting customer base to Asus and DFI, whose product lines have simply been all-around better. Without a killer product to drive sales, and the (seemingly) inevitable corporate implosion forcing potential customers to question their long-term support, it had been originally unclear if Abit would even make... Read more...
NVIDIA has released a Press Release this morning that informs us the company will be demonstrating a new family of nForce 500 chipsets at CeBIT. From the new flagship nForce 590 SLI MCP to the nForce 550 MCP for the mainstream segment, it seems there will be a new chipset for every price-point. The new NVIDIA nForce 500 series of MCPs will offer OEMs, system builders, and end users a compelling platform solution along with a true, dual x16 PCI Express architecture designed to provide the performance, features, and stability that discriminating PC users demand.... Read more...
The AOA Forums have uncovered what is supposedly a new motherboard from Abit that is using an nForce5Z chipset. Clad in an unusual purple color with some "ahem" interesting graphics, one begins to wonder whether this is a real board or rather a clever trap to find the source of information leaks. Afterall, a purple motherboard with flowers is more than unique enough to easily stand out and track. However, should the board be real you can expect support for DDR2-1066, Azalia HD audio, SATA II RAID, and dual Gigabit LAN. Time will tell whether we're seeing a real motherboard or a really clever trap I suppose. Abit "The DAN 5up4too1"... Read more...
Now that we have motherboards that offer two PCI-E x16 slots, is it worth getting one, or is it just overkill at the moment? Do today's top graphics cards require that much bandwidth? Maybe, but to test this theory, the folks over at t-break put two 7800GTX up to the challenge. Is it time for an upgrade?"Today, we take a look at nVidia's nForce4 x16 chipset that offers two PCI-E x16 slots to provide the maximum bandwidth to video cards running in SLI mode. However, is this really needed with the current generation of cards or, like SATA2, its simply an overkill? That's precisely what we'll find out today by using two 7800GTX cards in SLI mode on a standard nForce4 SLI motherboard as well as an... Read more...
Maxtor has just posted some new firmware which apparently solves any issues experienced when using the company's SATA II hard drives with an nForce4-equipped motherboard. Specifically, this new firmware fixes issues with DiamondMax 10, DiamondMax 11, MaxLine III, and MaxLine Pro 500 hard drives. With this solution coming direct from the hard drive vendor, it makes you wonder whether the issues rests within the chipset or within the drives themselves.The following issues have been identified with Maxtor SATA II drives and the nVidia nForce4 controller. 1)No detection 2)Anomalous behavior such as data corruption... Read more...
Hey All. I just wanted to let you know that NVIDIA has just released two new sets of drivers for the nForce 4 SLIX16 chipset. One set is for Windows 2000/XP and the other is for Windows XP Pro x64. They can be download from here: Platform/nForce Drivers > nForce4 AMD/Intel x16 > Windows XP Platform/nForce Drivers > nForce4 AMD/Intel x16 > Windows XP Professional x64... Read more...
HKEPC Hardware has posted a review of NVIDIA's new Intel chipsets by testing an MSI and Gigabyte motherboard based on the new hardware. Unfortunately, the article is not in English though you can grab your favorite translator if you want to hear what the editor says. Thankfully, the pictures and graphs are universal and should provide you with more than enough information to let you make your own decision regarding NVIDIA's latest and greatest chipsets.... Read more...
Both Anandtech and PC Perspective report that NVIDIA has just launched two new nForce4 chipsets for the Intel platform that will allow it to offer chipsets for the entire market segment. Here, the nForce4 SLI XE will address the performance mainstream segment with the nForce4 Ultra handling the mainstream segment. One of the most visible changes with these MCP's is the lack of the somewhat controversial NVIDIA active-armor networking engine and hardware-accelerated firewall. In return for lacking these features, we finally see the welcomed presence of HD Audio support (Azalia). In the end, it looks as though the Intel platform just received a healthy bust of energy and it will be interesting... Read more...
There is a current trend in PC hardware to have two of everything.  Whether it's two (or more) drives in a RAID configuration, dual-core CPUs, dual-channel memory, or adding an additional video card to increase frame rates; it's apparent that doubling-up is here to stay.  Up until recently, running two video cards simultaneously meant one thing: NVIDIA cards running on NVIDIA motherboards.  It was a logical step for the graphics leader to support only their own chipsets, as it brought more prestige to the platform.  More prestige, and of course, more profits through more sales of their own chipsets.  While ATi has only started to gain some ground in this area with full... Read more...
When NVIDIA first resurrected the term "SLI" from the technology archives, it was welcomed back with open arms. Although the exact definition has changed from it's 3Dfx roots, it boils down to two graphics cards working on the same job. The obvious benefit is that two cards should be able to easily outperform even the fastest single card.  The only real problem for some users was that the technology was limited to owners of nForce-based motherboards, and initially that meant having an AMD Athlon processor.  NVIDIA eventually decided to address Intel's huge install-base as well, and nForce 4 SLI - Intel Edition motherboards arrived on the scene.     It has only been... Read more...
We certainly do evaluate and showcase our fair share of ASUS products here at HotHardware, and it's no great mystery because Asus is also typically one of the first out of the block with a new chipset technology.  The company's new A8N32 SLI Deluxe motherboard is no exception.  NVIDIA's new nForce 4 SLI X16 chipset has been out the door at NVIDIA for months now, but retail boards have yet to appear on the scene.  We've heard ABIT and others may have boards on the horizon, based on this new high-end NVIDIA chipset, but the A8N32 SLI Deluxe was the first to hit our test bench, and it looks like it will be the first to hit retail sometime this week.  NVIDIA has also launched... Read more...
NVIDIA's recent announcements of three new chipset product offerings weren't punctuated with a lot of hype or fan-fare but never the less, the new technology is compelling for market segments at completely opposite ends of the spectrum.  NVIDIA's GeForce 6100 series of Motherboard Chipsets with integrated Graphics, bring a host of new features and DirectX 9 class graphics to the Mainstream, Value and Multimedia PC arena, while the new nForce 4 SLI X16 now offers two full X16 PCI Express Graphics slots for the Enthusiast/Gaming crowd.  In a recent meeting with NVIDIA, we learned about these new chipsets and we're here now to present you the inside details. GeForce 6100 and GeForce 6150... Read more...
Gigabyte's GV-RX80L256V graphics card @ The Tech Report: "Not content to let only budget cards bask in glorious silence, Gigabyte has brought passive cooling to ATI's mid-range Radeon X800 XL. The GV-RX80L256V combines silent cooling with the X800 XL's already impressive pixel-pushing power, and it comes equipped with HDTV output and VIVO for good measure. Priced at just over $300, the GV-RX80L256V could be the ultimate Radeon X800 XL, but can passive cooling handle a mid-range graphics chip running at 400MHz? Read on to find out." nVidia nForce4 Intel and AMD Edition SLI Comparison @ GamePC Labs: "The release of nForce4 SLI Intel Edition motherboards brings up an interesting question.... Read more...
  Over the past several years, NVIDIA has not only made a name for themselves in the Desktop Motherboard Chipset business but they have also cultivated a profitable and highly successful business unit in this area as well, commanding approximately 48% market share in the AMD Athlon 64 based market segment. With design wins at virtually all of the major Taiwanese motherboard manufacturers for their nForce 3 and nForce 4 product offering, it was no great surprise when NVIDIA and Intel announced a broad, multi-year patent cross license agreement and front-side bus license agreement that enables the company to deliver nForce platform technology on Intel-based systems. Recently we gave you... Read more...
It seems that Shuttle consistently expands their line of XPC small form factor systems as new core logic chipsets are released. A quick trip to their product page reveals a current line-up of XPCs based on chipsets from Intel, NVIDIA, ATI, SiS and VIA. There are no less than six different chassis designs available as well, with each one designed to cater to a specific audience, and prices range from the mid-$200 mark to about $400 U.S. Looking at their current line-up, it clear that there certainly is no shortage of options available. Today, we're going to take a look at one of Shuttle's high-end offerings, namely the SN25P. This XPC is based on NVIDIA's nForce 4 Ultra chipset for AMD's socket... Read more...
Good afternoon all!  Asus just checked in with us and delivered an image and some specs on their first nForce 4 SLI Intel Edition board, the P5ND2-SLI Deluxe.  This tight little plank-o-silicon certainly has some features that promise serious performance. Asus P5ND2-SLI Deluxe - NVIDIA™ NFORCE4 SLI - Intel Edition - Intel LGA775 Pentium 4 CPU - 64bit CPU support - NVIDIA™ Dual Graphics SLI Technology - Native Dual-Channel DDR2 720 - Dual-Channel DDR2 667 - Fanless Design More details on this sweet looking new motherboard, can be found here... We'll have one of these on the way from Asus shortly so I am told.  Stick around for all the fun!... Read more...
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