Chipset News

Review: AMD 890GX Edition Chipset

Posted by Donster on: 2010-03-02 16:45:21 in category: Chipset News [ Print ]

AMD today unleashed the AMD 890GX Chipset, a versatile, affordable and exceptionally energy efficient solution for an incredible, high definition visual computing experience. We have rounded up as many previews/reviews we could find, so check them out using the links below.

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NVIDIA Releases WHQL-Certified nForce Drivers for Windows 7

Posted by Donster on: 2009-05-11 15:46:24 in category: Chipset News [ Print ]

Source: techPowerUp!

Since Microsoft kicked off its WHQL certification program for Windows 7, hardware vendors such as NVIDIA have taken serious initiatives to release new drivers that are certified to run with the new OS. Less than a week after releasing GeForce 185.85 WHQL drivers for Windows 7, NVIDIA today made nForce WHQL drivers official. NVIDIA uses a unified driver for its nForce series motherboard chipsets, which are of two main classes: for chipsets with integrated GeForce graphics, and for chipsets without integrated graphics. nForce WHQL 15.35 supports nForce chipsets for both AMD and Intel platforms without integrated graphics, while nForce WHQL 15.37 deals with support for nForce chipsets for both platforms with integrated graphics. Refer to the "supported products" tab at NVIDIA's driver page for more information. The driver package provides drivers for the Ethernet controller(s), SATA/IDE controller, RAID/AHCI controller, SMU, the IGP (depending on the driver you choose, and if an IGP is present), and provides Network Management Tools along with RAIDTool. You need to install the appropriate driver irrespective of your chipset featuring an IGP that has been disabled.

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NVIDIA nForce 20.08 Driver Ready for Download

Posted by Donster on: 2008-10-16 15:42:03 in category: Chipset News [ Print ]

In addition to the letting loose the GeForce 178.24 graphics card driver, NVIDIA has also released a new driver for nForce motherboards (Thx:TechConnect). The nForce 20.08 has support for nForce 790i Ultra SLI, 790i SLI, 780i SLI, 750i SLI, 730i/GeForce 9300/GeForce 9400, 680i SLI, 680i LT SLI, 650i SLI, 650i Ultra, 630i/GeForce 7150, 630i/GeForce 7100, 630i, 630a/GeForce 7050 PV, 630a/GeForce 7025 and 610i/GeForce 7050 boards. 169 MB

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Review: NVIDIA nForce 730i/GeForce 9300/9400 Chipsets

Posted by Donster on: 2008-10-15 14:19:19 in category: Chipset News [ Print ]

After enough of a delay NVIDIA has now finally launched its first Hybrid SLI-enabling chipset for Intel platforms, the nForce 730i, coming in two flavors, with either GeForce 9300 or 9400 integrated graphics. Learn more about NVIDIA'S latest chipset, including reviews of a few of the latest nForce 730i motherboards at the links below.

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First Look: AMD 790GX Chipset Platform

Posted by Donster on: 2008-08-06 15:34:56 in category: Chipset News [ Print ]

AMD today announced the availability of its latest performance desktop platform, the AMD 790GX. Take a tour of the latest previews/reviews available at the links below.

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Review: Complete Crossfire Chipset Comparison

Posted by Donster on: 2008-07-16 15:43:59 in category: Chipset News [ Print ]

Author: Steven Walton @ Legion Hardware

Have you had your eyes on the new Radeon HD 4000 series? Well if you have and you are considering placing two of them in Crossfire, we have an article you should check out first. For those using older P35 and X38 motherboards you may find this article particularly interesting, as we compare the Crossfire performance of these older chipsets to the newer P45 and X48 chipsets...

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Review: Intel P45: The New Chipset Lacks Progress : Eaglelake Has Landed

Posted by Donster on: 2008-07-10 15:30:19 in category: Chipset News [ Print ]

By Patrick Schmid & Achim Roos, THG

Intelís chipset business is a well oiled machine. The firm has been releasing a new desktop chipset family every year right around Computex in June. This time, the P35 family (Bear Lake) is being replaced by the P45 series, code-named Eaglelake. The new chipset family consists of four different models (two with integrated graphics) and mainly introduces PCI Express 2.0 to the mainstream. Although there are several new features and improvements, we found that the sum of Intelís changes is actually quite minimal.

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Intel P45/G45 Express Technology Preview

Posted by Donster on: 2008-06-03 15:09:33 in category: Chipset News [ Print ]

By Marco Chiappetta @ Hot Hardware

Today at Computex, Intel has officially launched an updated lineup of x45-series chipsets, which will likely be the last major mainstream chipset release from Intel for the Core 2 platform as we know it today. The names and specifications of these products have been rumored and reported on for the past few months, although today everything is set in stone and products are beginning to hit the market. The products which are launching today will make up the lionís share of Intelís chipset lineup until their next generation high-end 'X58' chipset launches with the Core 2ís successor, codenamed Nehalem.

While all of these new chipset products are based on the same core architecture, Intel has segmented this one architecture into four individual products. Those four products are the G45 Express, G43 Express, P45 Express, and the P43 Express.

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Review: High-End Chipset Battle

Posted by Donster on: 2008-05-29 15:15:10 in category: Chipset News [ Print ]

By Patrick Schmid & Achim Roos @ THG

We compare Intelís X48 and Nvidiaís nForce 790i Ultra SLI enthusiast chipset features, performance, overclocking, power consumption and interface capabilities.

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Review: NVIDIA Hybrid SLI & nForce 780a SLI Chipset

Posted by Donster on: 2008-05-06 14:42:08 in category: Chipset News [ Print ]

With the official announcement today by NVIDIA on the availability of the nForce 780a SLI Chipset motherboards featuring Hybrid SLI capability, a number of motherboard reviews on this chipset have been posted around the net. Click on the links below to find out more.

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NVIDIA Launches 790i Chipset

Posted by Donster on: 2008-03-19 15:17:08 in category: Chipset News [ Print ]

Source: techPowerUp!

Following the release of its GeForce 9800 GX2 graphics card yesterday, NVIDIA has launched its new nForce 790i SLI and i790i Ultra SLI chipsets. Both versions support up to 1600MHz FSB and 2GHz DDR3 memory modules, as well as being capable of running Quad SLI. For full details, check out NVIDIA's product pages. The main difference between the two chipsets seems to be improved overclocking abilities for the Ultra model.

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AMD 780G Chipset Previews

Posted by Donster on: 2008-03-04 15:32:15 in category: Chipset News [ Print ]

AMD officially announced its latest Chipset, the AMD 780 Series. The 780G integrated graphics chipset is loaded with potential. But is it for you? Click on the following links and find out.

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AMD 780 Chipset - Like Never Before... Marketing video

Posted by Donster on: 2008-03-03 14:28:31 in category: Chipset News [ Print ]

Source: techPowerUp!

AMD has released a YouTube marketing video for their upcoming 780 chipset. The 780 chipset is the first of its kind to utilize ATI Hybrid Graphics technology. This technology enables the user to combine the performance of both the integrated graphics chip and a standalone discrete graphics card for an affordable Crossfire-like solution.

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Intel X48 Chipset Delayed To March

Posted by Donster on: 2008-02-04 15:01:57 in category: Chipset News [ Print ]

Source: VR-Zone

Intel has sent out a notice to inform partners that the X48 chipset delivery will be delayed to WW12, which is in March. No motherboard manufacturers will get chipsets before that and that includes the first tier like ASUS and Gigabyte. Although there is no reason provided by Intel in the notice but it is definitely not due to the 'one of the first-tier motherboard makers still holds a large volume of X38 chipset inventory' rumors.

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NVIDIA to Launch nForce 790i Chipset in 2Q 2008

Posted by Donster on: 2008-01-29 14:33:05 in category: Chipset News [ Print ]

By Monica Chen & Joseph Tsai, Digitimes

NVIDIA is planning to launch the next generation nForce 790i chipset in the second quarter of this year. The chipset adopts NVIDIA's C73 northbridge and MCP55 southbridge, and will support Intel processors with FSB up to 1600MHz. The chipset will also feature 3-way SLI, Hybrid SLI technology and support DDR3 memory.

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Intel To Postpone X48?

Posted by Donster on: 2007-12-17 15:41:54 in category: Chipset News [ Print ]

By Monica Chen, Taipei; Joseph Tsai, DigiTimes

Intel was originally going to launch the X48 chipset in January next year, however the company may postpone the chipset launch by 1-2 months because one of the first-tier motherboard makers still holds a large volume of X38 chipset inventory, according to sources at motherboard makers.

The motherboard maker fears that the X48 chipset will slow down clearance of its X38 chipset inventory and has negotiated with Intel to delay the launch of its X48 chipset. However the delay is expected to hurt makers who do not have an overstock X38 chipsets.

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NVIDIA Officially Launches nForce 780i and 750i Chipsets

Posted by Donster on: 2007-12-17 15:23:20 in category: Chipset News [ Print ]

Just in time for the big guy's annual holiday sleigh ride, NVIDIA Corporation, the world leader in visual computing technologies, today introduced the Company's next-generation NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI media and communications processor (MCP), designed specifically for 1333FSB Intel QX9650 (Yorkfield) processors. The new nForce 780i SLI MCP brings a multitude of new functionality to Intel platforms, including support for the new Enthusiast System Architecture specification and PCI Express Gen 2.0. It is also the first motherboard solution to support the Company's new 3-way SLI technology, the industry's preeminent multi-GPU platform solution based on NVIDIA GeForce graphics processing units.

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Review: Nvidia's nForce 780i SLI Chipset

Posted by Donster on: 2007-12-17 15:23:00 in category: Chipset News [ Print ]

Old dog, new tricks

By Geoff Gasior @ The Tech Report

Nvidia's new nForce 780i SLI chipset melds PCI Express 2.0 to 680i technology on a new board design targeting Intel's 45nm Core 2 processors. Read on for more on the 780i's novel PCIe 2.0 implementation and to see how the chipset fares against the X38 and P35 Express.

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Review: Intel X48 - Much Ado about Nothing....

Posted by Donster on: 2007-11-14 18:34:13 in category: Chipset News [ Print ]

Author: Gary Key @ Anandtech

We take a quick test drive of the ASUS P5E3 Premium featuring the Intel X48 chipset. Is it just a rebadged X38 under the hood, or is there something more?

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Intel's Best Desktop Chipset Arrives Ahead of Holidays

Posted by Donster on: 2007-10-10 15:11:41 in category: Chipset News [ Print ]

The Intel X38 Express chipset -- our highest-performance desktop chipset targeted at the most power-hungry PC users - is here. The high-end chipset is designed for the hardcore gamer, 3-D designer or anyone else demanding leading-edge capabilities from their PC. It supports DDR3 Memory at 1333MHz, dual x16 PCI Express 2.0 (with up to double the bandwidth of PCI Express) - and introduces cool new high-end desktop capabilities for PC enthusiasts, gamers and overclockers, including Intel Extreme Memory and the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility. Major motherboard manufacturers are now shipping just in time to add a new PC to the holiday wish list.

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Reviews: Intel X38 Chipset Edition

Posted by Donster on: 2007-10-10 15:11:26 in category: Chipset News [ Print ]

With today's launch of Intel's new X38 Express chipset, there are a number of fresh reviews on this newest Intel release. Click on any or all of the links below to find out what all this new chipset has to offer.

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Intel X38 Chipsets By Mid-September?

Posted by Donster on: 2007-09-14 14:30:34 in category: Chipset News [ Print ]

Monica Chen, Taipei; Steve Shen, Digitimes

Intel will officially start delivering its X38 chipsets in mid-September, enabling motherboard makers to begin volume production of X38-based motherboards by the end of this month, according to sources at the makers.

In addition to supporting 1333MHz FSB, DDR3-1333 memory, PCI Express 2.0 (PCIe) and dual PCIe x16 graphics slots, the X38 will also be the first core logic chipset using ISH (integrated heat spreader) technology, the sources noted. The X48 eventually will come with the same chip design as the X38 but will support 1600MHz FSB and DDR3-1600 memory, the sources stated.

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Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6: An early look at X38

Posted by Donster on: 2007-09-04 13:04:05 in category: Chipset News [ Print ]

Author: Gary Key @ Anandtech

We take an early Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 engineering sample out for a quick test run before the retail product arrives.

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Intel Pushing Two New Technologies With X38 Chipset

Posted by Donster on: 2007-08-07 14:40:45 in category: Chipset News [ Print ]

Monica Chen, Taipei; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES

Intel is currently developing two new technologies which will be introduced along with the upcoming high-end X38 chipset, according to sources at motherboard makers. Both technologies target the enthusiast market.

The two new technologies are named Extreme Memory and Extreme Tuning Utility. Both new marketing lead architectures will be introduced along with the X38 chipset in October this year, according to motherboard makers.

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AMD 690 Series Chipset Update

Posted by Donster on: 2007-08-02 14:47:55 in category: Chipset News [ Print ]

Review by Marco Chiappetta @ HotHardware

Back in February of this year, we took a look at the AMD 690 series chipset and praised it for its affordability, power efficiency, and strong performance relative to its competition. AMD has since taken the 690 series chipset and optimized it further through some BIOS and software level enhancements that result in marked performance gains in a number of situations and also introduce some new features. We've got a motherboard from Gigabyte on the test bed that feature the latest updates and thought we'd compare its performance to the unaltered board we evaluated when the chipset was first introduced to see just how much the platform's performance has changed. Click the link below and take a look...

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NVIDIA 680i SLI: Official 1333MHz FSB CPU Support Arrives

Posted by Donster on: 2007-07-20 13:38:40 in category: Chipset News [ Print ]

Author: Gary Key @ Anandtech

We take a quick glance at NVIDIA's 680i SLI chipset to see how well it supports the latest Intel 1333MHz FSB quad core processor.

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AMD Prepares Quad CrossFire

Posted by Donster on: 2007-07-10 14:40:46 in category: Chipset News [ Print ]

RD790 to gain triple and quad CrossFire capabilities

By Anh Huynh @ DailyTech

AMD is preparing to update its aging 580X chipset later this year with the upcoming RD790. The upcoming RD790 serves double duty as the single and dual processor platform of choice for AMD desktop products. RD790 introduces 41 PCIe 2.0 lanes to AMDís Socket AM2+ platform for Stars-family processors.

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AMD Set to Launch PCIe 2.0 Chipsets This Year

Posted by Donster on: 2007-06-14 13:48:01 in category: Chipset News [ Print ]

Thanks PC Perspective

PCIe 2.0 is coming to an AMD motherboard near you, sometime in the third quarter according to this story at The Inquirer. It will transport 150W of power directly over the bus, which will make cabling from the PSU a little easier, although it also places the more of the responsibility of power management on to the motherboard. These upcoming boards will also support quad Crossfire, which should provide some interesting performance.

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Intel P35: Game Performance Update

Posted by Donster on: 2007-05-24 15:12:39 in category: Chipset News [ Print ]

We provide a quick second look at game performance utilizing the ASUS P5K3 Deluxe, DDR3, and ATI HD 2900XT CrossFire combination.

Author: Gary Key @ Anandtech

Today's article will provide a quick performance peek at two areas that we received feedback on after the P35 article went live. We were in the process of testing these features, but didn't want to hold up our initial article several more days to give us time to complete testing. We received a new BIOS (0411) from ASUS for their P5K3 Deluxe motherboard that implements 1T command rate timings and allows us to run our current DDR3 memory from Corsair at slightly lower timings and voltages. We will present a few gaming benchmarks with this new BIOS and improved standard memory timings today. We are still testing the 1T functionality across several different DDR3 modules and will provide those results in the future.

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Intel P35 & G33 Express Chipset Reviews

Posted by Donster on: 2007-05-21 14:37:50 in category: Chipset News [ Print ]

By Don Miller @ Combatsim.com

Today Intel is launching their P35 and G33 motherboard chipsets that support DDR3. So I have gathered a number of reviews from around the net for you to view. Some cover just the chipsets themselves and others on motherboards from various manufacturers. DDR3 memory is also featured in a few of these reviews.

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Intel P35 Memory Performance: A Closer Look

Posted by Donster on: 2007-05-18 15:05:51 in category: Chipset News [ Print ]

Author: Wesley Fink @ Anandtech

Our recent review found a 16% to 18% improvement in P35 memory bandwidth. We take a closer look at the components of that performance improvement.

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Does Chipset-to-GPU Matching Matter?

Posted by Donster on: 2007-04-04 15:20:27 in category: Chipset News [ Print ]

Should A Graphics Card Match The Chipset?

By Thomas Soderstrom, THG

Experienced users might already know that Nvidia and ATI chipsets support competing-brand graphics cards, but is there a performance penalty to such mismatched combinations?

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Is nForce 650 the Mainstream Master?

Posted by Donster on: 2007-03-19 14:16:51 in category: Chipset News [ Print ]

By Patrick Schmid & Achim Roos @ THG

Today we take a look at Nvidia's mainstream SLI chipset, the nForce 650i SLI. How does it compare to the AMD/ATI or Intel chipsets?

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Intel P35 "Bearlake" Chipset Performance Preview

Posted by Donster on: 2007-03-13 14:24:09 in category: Chipset News [ Print ]

Author: Cameron Johnson @ TweakTown

Now itís time for Intel to start on its next generation of chipsets to support their bunch of upcoming Dual Core and Quad Core processors later this year and next such as Yorkfield and Wolfdale. They processors are based on 45nm technology and faster FSB and more onboard cache. These new chipsets are now dubbed the ď3Ē series with new naming and features for each and are all based around the new Bearlake architecture. Today we are previewing the mid-range P35 chipset in the form of a pre-release product from one of our partners.

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New AMD Platform Integrates ATI Graphics - AMD 690 Series Chipset Released

Posted by Donster on: 2007-02-28 15:31:49 in category: Chipset News [ Print ]

By Don Miller @ Combatsim.com

AMD today introduced the AMD 690 series chipset, the company's first chipset to bring together the combined strengths of AMD CPU and platform technology with the industry-leading features of the ATI Radeon X1250 GPU.

"As a result of the ATI merger, AMD is delivering innovative platforms for the commercial and consumer markets featuring best of breed performance, visual computing experience, energy efficiency and stability," said Dirk Meyer, AMD president and COO. "With the launch of the AMD 690 series chipset, AMD is delivering on the commitment we made to our customers, channel partners and end users to bring to them customer-centric innovation. Our largest global customers are already committed to offering AMD 690 series-based solutions, and more than 30 motherboard designs will be available."

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AMD 690 Chipset Previews

Posted by Donster on: 2007-02-28 15:31:34 in category: Chipset News [ Print ]

By Don Miller @ Combatsim.com

And what would a big new product announcement be without a large number of preview/reviews to read? Click on any of the links listed below to find out more about this new chipset.

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New Intel Chipsets from VIA Unveiled

Posted by Donster on: 2007-02-13 15:53:14 in category: Chipset News [ Print ]

By Anh Huynh @ Daily Tech

VIAís latest chipset roadmap unveils two new chipsets for Intel processors Ė the PT960 and PM960. These new chipsets are designed with Intelís Core 2 architecture in mind, supporting front-side-bus speeds up to 1333 MHz. Intel expects to launch its 1333 MHz front-side-bus Core 2 Duo E6x50-series processors later this year.

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nForce 680i SATA Problems Fixed?

Posted by Donster on: 2006-12-18 15:22:25 in category: Chipset News [ Print ]

Thanks HardOCP

NVIDIA has stated that they have a BIOS for the reference design 680i motherboards that they "believe resolves the SATA problem." (You can read up more on this issue here.) EVGA and others are working with 680i motherboard owners to validate if the fix actually works for all of those folks having issues.

The P23 BIOS can be found here for download.

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NVIDIA nForce 680i Chipset Problems

Posted by Donster on: 2006-12-14 13:38:45 in category: Chipset News [ Print ]

By Kyle Bennett @ [H] Enthusiast

Out of the gate, the nForce 680i chipset from NVIDIA seemed to be the best Core 2 Duo overclocker going, that is of course when your system is not plagued with BSODs and data errors. You need to read this if you are considering a 680i motherboard.

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NVIDIA Announces nForce 680a SLI, Again

Posted by Donster on: 2006-12-07 16:31:18 in category: Chipset News [ Print ]

NVIDIA's newest AMD chipset is now official

By Don Miller @ Combatsim.com

NVIDIA Corporation, the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today introduced the immediate availability of the new NVIDIA nForce 680a SLI media and communications processor (MCP), designed specifically for the new AMD Quad FX Platform with Dual Socket Direct Connect Architecture. The exclusive core-logic launch partner for AMD Quad FX processors, the NVIDIA nForce 680a SLI MCP provides processing capabilities on a massive scale, by allowing multimedia and megatasking users to harness the power of up to 4 GPUs, 8 displays, 12 SATA hard drives, and 4 gigabit Ethernet connections, all from a single consumer desktop PC.

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AMD 4x4 Supports 4 GPU's

Posted by Donster on: 2006-10-26 15:37:29 in category: Chipset News [ Print ]

Thanks Sean Pelletier @ HotHardware

Fudo over at The Inquirer reports that AMD's upcoming "4x4" platform will support no less than 4 discrete graphics cards. Here, AMD has called upon NVIDIA for a chipset to power the platform and has been provided with the nForce 680a. This chipset is comprised of a traditional north and southbridge pairing which provides enough PCIe lanes to support 2 PCIEx16 and 2 PCIEx8 slots. Supposedly, the chipset itself is nothing more than two nForce 590SLI chipsets on a single motherboard, though additional features such as hardware router functionality will help keep the hype machine well lubed and running.

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New VIA Hyperion Pro Drivers

Posted by Donster on: 2006-09-08 14:37:28 in category: Chipset News [ Print ]

Thanks Steve @ HardOCP

VIAArena has posted new VIA Hyperion Pro drivers bringing the VIA INF driver up to version v2.80a, AGP driver to version v4.6a, PATA/SATA driver package to v1.40a and the RAID driver to v5.30c. Grab them if you need them.

"A new updated version of the Hyperion Pro drivers are now available. The package supports the following operating systems: Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT4, Windows XP, Windows XP 64Bit, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 64Bit."

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ATI CrossFire Xpress 3200: RD580 for AM2

Posted by Donster on: 2006-06-01 14:57:06 in category: Chipset News [ Print ]

By Wesley Fink @ Anandtech

CrossFire Xpress 3200 for AM2 aims to make ATI fully competitive in features with the top NVIDIA offerings for AMD. With AM2 comes the long-awaited SB600, with support for SATA2 and much improved USB performance. ATI would tell you, however, that RD580 is more than just competitive with the best from NVIDIA.

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AMD Socket AM2 Chipset Showdown: ATI vs NVIDIA

Posted by Donster on: 2006-05-26 15:41:51 in category: Chipset News [ Print ]

By Jake Lenin22 Ratner @ FiringSquad

Now with the arrival of AMDís brand new AM2 socket, both ATI and NVIDIA have a new platform to renew their battle on. ATIís decided to stick largely with their tried and tested Xpress 3200 platform first launched in March, while NVIDIAís come up with a new nForce chipset thatís a little more revised in comparison to the competition. Weíll start with ATI first since itís roots are basically unchangedÖ

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ATI Announces New AM2 Core Logic

Posted by Donster on: 2006-05-23 16:18:49 in category: Chipset News [ Print ]

ATI adds Radeon Xpress 1100/1150 to the table

By Brandon Hill @ DailyTech

ATI has announced its latest core logic chipsets for AMD's AM2 platform. Two new chipsets are being announced for AM2: the Radeon Xpress 1100 and the Radeon Xpress 1150[i/]. Also new is the SB600 series southbridge which offers support for ten USB 2.0 ports, four SATA-II ports, RAID, HD Audio and legacy support for PATA devices. Native Command Queuing (NCQ) is also present on the southbridge. The SB600 southbridge supports both AMD and Intel platforms.

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NVIDIA nForce 590, 570, 550 Chipsets Announced

Posted by Donster on: 2006-05-23 16:14:55 in category: Chipset News [ Print ]

Welcome the new king of high end motherboard chipsets

By Kristopher Kubicki @ DailyTech

Today marks the launch of NVIDIA's newest core logic chipsets, the nForce 590, nForce 570 and nForce 550.

nForce 590 SLI is a two chipset configuration using an nForce 590 SPP and MCP. The MCP and SPP are connected by via a 1GHz, 16-bit HyperTransport link, to which the SPP is connected to the AM2 processor. One x16 PCIe interface is linked to the SPP, and another to the MCP. The total setup allows for 10Gbps transfers from one graphics adaptor to the other, with the ability to overclock the bus on the fly.

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