Yesterday we attended a meeting with the director of public relations at nVidia, Derek Perez. Derek let us in on some interesting information about nForce II (AKA: Crush18D) and also showed us some of their new products at the nVidia suite. The meeting was held shortly after we had prepared our day 3 coverage, so we decided to leave our report on the meeting for today's coverage.
When nVidia announced the original nForce chipset last year, the media went absolutely ecstatic posting rumours of possible specifications and performance. By the time it actually hit stores, many of us were expecting the nForce to be a VIA KT266A killer, however, it didn't turn out that way. This is because the original nForce was priced much higher than the KT266A and performance was not high enough to justify purchasing it over VIA's solution.
Nvidia are looking to rectify the problems people had with the original nForce with their upcoming nForce II (Crush18D). The nForce II features the Crush18 IGP, DDR400 support, AGP 8x, HyperTransport, IEEE1394 and USB 2.0. There will be two versions of the nForce II, one with an integrated GeForce4 MX and another without. Nvidia had quite a few nForce II boards on display at their suite, which shows that they have full support from the majority of motherboard manufacturers.
Nvidia also had an XBox setup for us to play around with, because as you know, it uses an nVidia graphics solution. The game that was running on the system was Spiderman, which really showed us the true capabilities of the nVidia graphics chipset.
After the nForce II is released, nVidia plan to release a complete AGP 8x GeForce4 Ti range that will be around the same speeds as the current GeForce4 Ti cards. They also plan to introduce a whole new architecture for the third quarter, currently codenamed NV30. Derek Perez told us that we can look forward to film-like image quality with the NV30 and if this is true, there are certainly gonna be some exciting times ahead on the gaming front.
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