NVIDIA MCP72 chipset delayed

Subject: Chipsets | December 28, 2007 - 12:10 PM |
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NVIDIA is getting all the headlines this morning, though maybe they don't want to.  Digitimes is reporting that the MCP72 chipset, otherwise known as the nForce 700 series for AMD platforms, is being delayed until the first of next year.  Being as it is now December 28th, this makes sense, no?  Still bad news is bad news.

Source: 3DCenter

X48 chipset possibly delayed

Subject: Chipsets | December 18, 2007 - 12:13 PM |
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This is interesting news considering that we had at least one motherboard partner attempt to send us an X48-chipset motherboard this month.  I say "attempt" because the board didn't show up because "sales took it back" or something.  Perhaps then that is indicative of this delay on the chipset?  Perhaps Intel didn't want to piss off the motherboard vendors that bought tons of X38 product quite yet??

Intel was originally going to launch the X48 c

Source: Digitimes

Eliminate RAM Bottlenecks with 1T Enabled RAM Support

Subject: Chipsets | June 14, 2007 - 02:30 PM |
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With industry-leading technologies, ASUS utilizes Super Memspeed Technology with the P35 chipset to surpass standard DDR3 1066/DDR2 800 speeds and is able to natively support DDR3 1333 and DDR2 1066 speeds. With great investment in R&D and innovative technologies, ASUS has enhanced the BIOS for the P5K series of motherboards to improve memory performances by enabling 1T command rates.

Source: ASUS

Intel Introduces '3-Series' Chipsets at Computex

Subject: Chipsets | June 5, 2007 - 02:46 PM |
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TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 5, 2007 - In his opening keynote at the Computex computer trade show, Intel Corporation Executive Vice President Sean Maloney unveiled the new Intel 3 Series Chipset family along with several other technology plans that surround the company's popular Intel Core 2 Duo and Quad processors for home and business PC users.

The products enable a number of innovative features for today's PCs such as greater PC performance, clearer definition video and storage technologies that help better protect

LinkBoost...we hardly knew ye'

Subject: Chipsets | April 24, 2007 - 11:19 AM |
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An interesting link came into my inbox this morning with the tag line "LinkBoost" and it pointed to the NVIDIA.com website.  Here on the Tech Specs page for the nForce 600 series chipsets, if you scroll ALL the way to the bottom, you'll see this note:



**Note: NVIDIA LinkBoost™ technology has been removed as a feature from NVIDIA nForce® 680i SLI


Well, that's a surprise.  If you remember

New VIA Hyperion Pro drivers for Vista 32-Bit and 64-Bit

Subject: Chipsets | February 1, 2007 - 11:53 AM |
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INF V2.80A (updated from 2.60A)
AGP V4.60A (same as the previous package)
V-RAID V5.40A and RAID Tools v5.40 (Updated from 5.30C)
PATA/SATA IDE Driver V1.60A (Updated from 1.40A which did not support Vista)

VIA Hyperion Pro drivers are suitable for ANY VIA chipset - but they are
particularly recommended for KT4## series, P4X4## series and newer, for
example:

Source: VIA Arena

VIA Announces Broadest Chipset Support for Microsoft Windows Vista

Subject: Chipsets | January 30, 2007 - 11:43 AM |
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Taipei, Taiwan, 29 January 2007 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today confirmed the most comprehensive and flexible range of core logic solutions for Vista-based systems across all the major processor platforms for motherboard, PC, server and device manufacturers.

VIA News: VIA Announces PCI Express Chipset for Vista-Ready Mobility

Subject: Chipsets | January 24, 2007 - 12:12 PM |
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Taipei, Taiwan, 24 January 2007 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the launch of the VIA VN896 digital media mobile IGP chipset for the VIA C7®-M processor, certified Vista Basic-ready by Microsoft and designed to provide users with unsurpassed visual clarity for notebooks and the new breed of ultra mobile devices.

AMD 690 Delayed Again

Subject: Chipsets | December 21, 2006 - 06:00 PM |
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According to DailyTech AMD is delaying their integrated chipset (fromerly the RS690 chipset from ATI) due to some HDCP issues. 

AMD was expected to release its long awaited ATI RS690 integrated graphics chipset shortly after the AM2 launch in mid-2006. Since the AMD acquisition of ATI, the chipset has since been renamed to AMD 690.

Source: Daily Tech

Four Intel DDR 3 chipsets to arrive in Q3 2007

Subject: Chipsets | December 21, 2006 - 05:45 PM |
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It looks like Intel is already planning their push into DDR3 memory technologies with a set of chipsets for late 2007.

X38 is the enthusiast top notch chipset scheduled for a Q3 2007 introduction. This is intended to replace the 975X chipset. It served us well but it lived too long. It cannot support DDR 2 memory at 1066, and we see that as a problem for enthusiasts. It supports PCIe 2.0, 2x16 PCIe graphic slots, DDR 3 memory at 1333 and a Quad core support.

Source: The Inquirer

New VIA Hyperion Pro drivers

Subject: Chipsets | September 8, 2006 - 06:07 PM |
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A new updated version of the VIA Hyperion Pro drivers are now available.
The package contains the following drivers:

INF Driver V2.80A
AGP Driver V4.60A
VIA PATA/SATA IDE Driver Package V1.40A
VIA V-RAID Driver V5.30C, RAID Tools V5.30

Only the INF driver and the AGP driver have changed from the previous
version.

The package supports the following operating systems: Windows 2000,
Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT4, Windows XP, Windows XP 64Bit

Source: VIA Arena

NVIDIA To Showcase New MCP Products at CeBit

Subject: Chipsets | March 7, 2006 - 11:11 AM |
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NVIDIA is going to be showing off some new MCP products at CeBit, aimed at AM2 platforms and beyond.

NVIDIA TO DEMONSTRATE NEXT-GENERATION NVIDIA® NFORCE® 500 FAMILY OF CORE-LOGIC SOLUTIONS AT CEBIT

WHAT: NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced the Company will be conducting technology demonstrations this week of its new family of NVIDIA nForce family media and communications processor (MCP) which will be available mid-2006.

ATI's Upcoming Chipset to be Dubbed 3200

Subject: Chipsets | January 4, 2006 - 11:49 PM |
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ATI's upcoming X16 chipset is going to be called the XPress 3200 according to the InqWell.

The 3200 number is there because the chipset features 32 lanes for dual PCIe 16X graphic cards and the rest of the name is logical.

Motherboard manufacturers are making these boards as we speak and there should be some retail boards at launch time. The boards are scheduled for a double jeopardy launch with the new graphic chip R580, known as Radeon X1900XTX.

Source: The Inquirer

NVIDIA & ULi Acquisition Interview

Subject: Chipsets | December 23, 2005 - 04:09 PM |
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Firing Squad has cornered NVIDIA's chipset guru, Drew Henry, in an attempt to get more information on the recently announced acquisition of ULi by the green giant.

If I was forced to speculate, I would suggest mobile chipsets and SATA-II. Although NVIDIA offers nForce3 mobile chipsets, they've been unusually quiet for the last few years. From this interview, we now know that 2006 will be the year that NVIDIA will return to the mobile market in greater force.

Source: Firing Squad

NVIDIA to Acquire ULI Chipset Maker

Subject: Chipsets | December 14, 2005 - 10:54 AM |
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Well, this is certainly going to be a smack in the face to ATI's hopes in the chipset market.  NVIDIA is set to take over ULI's chipset business next year and that is nothing but bad news for the big red machine.  As most of you know the ATI motherboard south bridge chips have been plagued with issues and ATI's quick fix was to pair the Xpress 200 north bridge with a ULI south bridge, just like we saw on the Asus A8R-MVP motherboard I recently reviewed.&n

Source: Digitimes

Intel 975X Chipset to Support Both SLI and CrossFire

Subject: Chipsets | September 13, 2005 - 01:19 AM |
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According to Digitimes Intel's upcoming 975X chipset will support both SLI and CrossFire dual graphics solutions, throwing yet another wrench into the world of multi-GPU systems.  Now perhaps an Intel platform for a gaming box looks a little better?

Intel's forthcoming high-end 975X chipset, which is expected to be launched in the first quarter of next year, will support both Nvidia's SLI and ATI Technologies' 'CrossFire' dual-graphics technology, according to sources at Taiwan motherboard makers.

Source: Digitimes

Intel Buys Entry Level Chipsets from ATI

Subject: Chipsets | September 12, 2005 - 05:40 PM |
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This is an interesting turn of events; due to Intel's recent chipset shortage, Intel has started buying RC410 chipsets from ATI in order to fill in the gaps in their 915 chipset market. 

Intel has placed orders for PCIe-enabled RC410 chips from ATI Technologies in order to maintain its supply of 915-based motherboards as the chip giant is reportedly to phase out its 865 and 915PL/GL chipsets in the fourth quarter and exit the entry-level chipset market, the Chinese-language Commercial Times reported t

Source: Digitimes

ATI To Release Five New Chipsets

Subject: Chipsets | August 30, 2005 - 10:52 AM |
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This is pretty interesting news this morning.  Digitimes is saying that ATI has plans to introduce a new lineup of chipsets for the AMD Socket M2 in 2006.  They first mention the new ATI RD580 and RD580C chipsets, which we first saw mentioned at the recent ECS Editor's Day (see below) and from what we here these will have two full x16 PCIe connections to compete against the NF4 SLIX16 chipset.  There is also mention of a new integrated chipset, the RS and RX48

Source: Digitimes

VIA Announces VN800 Mobile IGP Chipset

Subject: Chipsets | August 17, 2005 - 04:19 PM |
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VIA has announced the first chipset for the new mobile VIA C7-M processor.

VIA today announced the VIA VN800, the first chipset solution for the VIA C7-M™ processor with DDR2 memory support for fast and efficient system memory access and hardware MPEG-2 decoding for flawless DVD playback.

NVIDIA "Announces" nForce4 SLI X16 Chipsets

Subject: Chipsets | August 8, 2005 - 11:51 AM |
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Though it wasn't officially released or announced yet, NVIDIA sent out a PR this morning touting the use of a new chispet in an upcoming Dell system.  The XPS 600 series of system will now be using the NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16 MCP that gives the board a full x16 lanes of PCI Express to both graphics card slots and rids the system of any switching or paddle boards for moving between SLI and standard modes.  In all reality, this will mean nothing in terms of perfor