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G80's small chip is for NV I/0

G80's small chip is for NV I/0 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages

| Posted: Oct 30, 2006 11:56 pm

Following images of G80 to have surfaced on the web last week, The Inquirer make note of an interesting little chip which resides on the PCB, with a little digging they've come to realise this small chip is dedicated to the task of handling I/O.


For images of the little chip on G80s PCB head over to TechPowerUp!


OUR FRIENDS from China published very detailed pictures of the Geforce 8800 GTX and GTS cards.


Many of you noticed the smaller chip that accompanies G80 on the GTX board. You can clearly see it on the site.


We popped the question as we wanted to know what it is doing. It turns out that the small chip on the Geforce 8800 cards is an Nvidia NVIO chip. It provides dual 400MHz RAMDAC and Dual - Dual Link DVI output, TV Out and HDCP. Our informative friends call the chip External Video I/O Chip or simply External RAMDAC. We don't have any idea why Nvidia needed that, as RAMDAC has been normally part of the chip for generations.


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