We knew to expect it before we saw 2007 out, and that time has come today. Bringing Penryn support to the Intel crowd with up to 3-way SLI and other various enhancements, this chipset has some solid potential for sure.
Is it a worthy alternative to what Intel has on offer with P35 / X38 / X48? Take a look at the coverage I've rounded up below and see for yourself.
- Tech Report
- XBit Labs
NVIDIA's press release can also be located here.
If you want to combine one of Intel's swanky new 45nm processors with an SLI multi-GPU graphics configuration, there's a problem. You see, while nForce 600-series chipsets are compatible with Intel's latest Penryn-based CPUs, current motherboard implementations are not. The incompatibility runs deeper than what can be addressed with a simple BIOS update, as well-a board-level circuit change is required.
Motherboard makers could respin their nForce 600-series designs with the necessary changes, but the nForce 600 series is more than a year old now, so it's due for a refresh anyway. That refresh comes in the form of the nForce 700 series, led by the flagship nForce 780i SLI.
Last updated: Jun 16, 2020 at 04:29 pm CDT