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thedrisc
06-04-2001, 08:57 AM
nvidia has launched a new mother board

" NVIDIA's nForce is, as the company repeatedly told us at the launch, a grounds up design of an integrated chipset, rather than "graphics bolted here, and audio bolted there", which could have been a reference to any number of competing products. Yes, it is a new architecture for the PC, in some ways, and it owes much to Xbox, delivering all the multimedia capabilities you would need for a PC, while tightly coupling the Northbridge and Southbridge functions. "

" The Multimedia Communications Processor (MCP) is the connected to the IGP using a HyperTransport interface (8-bit wide, 400 MHz, differential), and houses the impressively featured Audio Processing Unit (APU - the audio from the Xbox including Dolby Digital 5.1 encoding), which comprises a sound unit several times as powerful as a Creative Live card. "

the article went on to say that they designed it to work with the athlon and not intel. it is supposed to increase the athlon performance by 20% . so they are not sure why the xbox will use an intel

http://www.tomshardware.com



[Edited by thedrisc on 06-04-2001 at 06:14 AM]