NVIDIA nForce Chipset Review

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The new motherboard chipset from NVIDIA has by far been the most talked about product for the past year. During this time, the debates raged on whether the performance of the nForce chipset (first called Crush) would outperform the competition, if the chipset features were going to be cut back, or even why a video card chipset manufacturer would be entering the AMD-based motherboard market in the first place.

In my first article on the technology of the chipset, I told you all about the various features and options that NVIDIA was touting about their new nForce product line. I’ll briefly cover some of the highlights on the next page, but you should read the nForce Preview first for a good background on the subject.

Many people are wondering why it has taken so long to get some reference boards (and very soon retail boards) out to us. More than likely, NVIDIA worked hard to squash the bugs and remove the glitches that often are introduced with new technology before it released the product to OEMs and reviewers.

They have finally reached what they claim in the level of stability and speed necessary to release the product. NVIDIA shipped me out a reference board, some updated drivers, and I was off to the races. Let’s see what this new AMD socket-A chipset has to offer potential and current AMD users.

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