NFORCE4 = Soundstorm2 + Geforces EM <SLI>
Uia soh essa ! as matérias falam tudo ja então vo postar elas direto.
NFORCE 4 will be the name of the project that will finally bring PCI Express to the Athlon K8 market. This chipset will be socket 754/939 ready and 940 compatible and all CPUs Athlon 64s, FX, Sempr0ns and Opterons will work on it.
The platform will have one to two PCI express 16 slots making this Geforce 6800 SLI mode possible for not quite as much crazy money as you'll have to invest in Tumwater and Xeon CPU.
The good news for Sound Storm lovers is that this chipset finally features these nice audio capabilities. It's now called Sound Storm 2 - no surprise there - but we don’t know anything about its features as yet.
Nvidia PCI Express stuff was scheduled for Q4 and it hasn't changed from that so far. We wrote Nvidias C8K-04 captured in living hues and now we know that this is the Nforce 4 project. µ
Last time we asked Nvidia's Drew Henry director of this chipset business about Nforce 5 for Intel CPU's he said laughing where is Nforce 4. This is your answer Drew. µ
NVIDIA WILL GO BACK to the future to reintroduce an old concept of making two graphic cards work together later today. We called it SLI in the past and it was a Voodoo only marchitecture.
As Saucy Sander Sassen said in this article, it seems that Nvidia is going back to its roots. It's funny to see that Nvidia is actually attacking Alienware with this patent as Alienware already introduced this marchitecture at E3.
I have one NV45 GT, they now call it Geforce 6800 GT and played with it over the weekend with an Abit 915P and a 3.6 noise edition CPU and noticed that small connector. I believe it is used for internal testing since samples cards are small series made in house.
Anyway if you want to go down that road and buy two graphic cards and plug it in Tumwater you will have to spend the money on a Xeon. Who wants to have a Xeon in house? Well anyone that can afford it?
This is definitely proof that 3dfx still lives inside of Nvidia and that this concept will simply never die. 3dfx was the company that most of their employees adored and everyone was devastated when the company went down.
The good thing that will come from this concept is that important editors will get complete systems since otherwise it would be impossible for most of them to get all the parts you need for this baby to run on.
I wonder whether ATI cards run in similar systems, we will have to ask Alienware whether it can use ATI cards in its setups. I don’t see any reason why not.
Nvidia definitely wants its crown back, no matter what the cost. µ
Wow, Back to the past =]
Agora oque vai ser melhor, Duas Radeons 9800XT ou uma X800XT ?
Interessante, agora resta saber se as placas da ATI vão suportar esse recurso, e se ela vai poder usar, visto que a Nvidia detem a patente da tecnologia SLI da 3DfX e a Alienware detem a patente daquela parada dela pra fazer as placas funcionarem juntas.
Anyway, eh uma solução muito interessante pq vai permitir que agente dobre o poder das nossas vgas adicionando outra, com certeza eh um tecnologia interessante, e agora que as placas com NForce4 vão trazer ela de cara, vai ficar bem acessivel pra nós!
Faz as contas da vantagem que isso vai trazer pra AMD tambem, pq a Intel não tem plataforma que faça isso no mercado ainda. ela vai ter que mexer os pauzinhos e ainda lidar com as patentes da Nvidia, quero ve, tomara que de certo isso.