Subject: Chipsets | August 8, 2005 - 11:51 AM | Ryan Shrout
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
Subject: Chipsets | May 26, 2005 - 12:03 PM | Ryan Shrout
In other chipset news, it looks that even though Intel is saying no chipset shortage exists, the motherboard vendors in Taiwan have very different opinons.
Intel recently stated that the tight supply has improved, as the company is able to meet both shipment and lead-time goals for most motherboard makers.
Subject: Chipsets | May 26, 2005 - 12:02 PM | Ryan Shrout
File this one under, duh. Digitimes is reporting that when ATI launches their upcoming multi-VPU technology at Computex, the demand for their chipsets that support this technology will increase dramatically.
ATI Technologies, which reportedly is set to roll out its long-anticipated multi-VPU 'Crossfire' technology at the upcoming Computex Taipei, may see a boost in its chipset shipments as well, local motherboard makers predict.
The new multi-VPU Crossfire will be a comparable technol
Subject: Chipsets | May 25, 2005 - 09:55 AM | Ryan Shrout
I found these roadmaps in my inbox this morning that appear to have come from a Foxconn presentation of some kind.
First up is the Intel roadmap; we can see that the NVIDIA chipsets are in red, the Intel chipsets in blue and the SiS chipsets are in green. NVIDIA's nForce4 SLI is shown here as the Q2 2005 product and if you look to Q4 of 2005, you'll see another product called C60G and C60D. These are very likely the upcoming integrated g
Subject: Chipsets | May 10, 2005 - 10:29 AM | Ryan Shrout
Digitimes is reporting that NVIDIA is readying its C51 chipset to enter the mainstream segment of the K8 market, both S939 and S754. Apparently there are going to be two versions of the chip that will have two different graphics cores. The report also says that NVIDIA may be lowering prices on their SLI chipsets. If the prices Digitimes claims ATI is going to release their chips for are true, NVIDIA may be in a lot of trouble!
In addition, Nvidia plans to reduce the prices on its current l
Subject: Chipsets | April 27, 2005 - 11:41 AM | Ryan Shrout
According to this article at Digitimes, it looks like both VIA and ULi are going to obtain rights to use dual-graphics technology from both ATI and NVIDIA. You'll remember that PC Perspective was one of the proponents of the SLI technology from NVIDIA being available to other chipset vendors, but at the time, NVIDIA claimed it was all a quality control issue. Perhaps this shows that it was really a money issue after all?
Taiwan-based chipset makers including VIA Technologies and ULi expect to obt
Subject: Chipsets | April 21, 2005 - 10:14 AM | Ryan Shrout
VIA is touting their complete support for dual core AMD processors with their K8 line up of chipsets, even though the Opteron was solely launched so far today.
VIA Announces Chipset Support for AMD Dual-Core Technology
Offering comprehensive support for AMD's latest Dual-Core AMD Opteron(TM) processors, VIA K8 Series chipsets ensure full compatibility with next generation processing solutions
Taipei, Taiwan, April 21 2005, - VIA Technologies, Inc, a l
Subject: Chipsets | April 20, 2005 - 12:24 PM | Ryan Shrout
NVIDIA is touting the success of their SLI technology today, boasting sales of 750,000 so far as well as the new SLIzone website.
SANTA CLARA, CAâ€”APRIL 20, 2005â€”NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced that it has shipped more than 750,000 NVIDIA nForce™4 SLI media and communication processors (MCPs) for the AMD64 market in the past five months.
Additionally, NVIDIA has started shipping its newly-announced NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Intel Edition MCPs desi
Subject: Chipsets | April 14, 2005 - 10:29 AM | Ryan Shrout
Xbit Labs has finally decided to take the NVIDIA nForce4 Intel Edition chipset for a spin.
Although the performance of the new NVIDIA solution with the DDR2-667 is very attractive, it is not its primary advantage. The major pride of nForce4 SLI (Intel Edition) is its rich functionality.
Subject: Chipsets | April 12, 2005 - 10:16 AM | Ryan Shrout
VIA has released new chipset drivers for in the form of a Hyperion v4.56 release. Catch them over at VIA Arena.
VIA Hyperion drivers are suitable for any VIA chipset and all Microsoft Windows 32 bit Operating Systems. Please read the information about all VIA chipset driver choices, however, so that you chose the drivers that can best be recommended for your system.