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    Nvidia claims it will trounce Intel with Nforce options

    CHIP FIRM Nvidia is launching a five pronged attack in a bid to sell more of its Nforce chipsets, it has emerged.
    The first prong is its loyal enthusiasts user base, but is also targeting the corporate market, making a bid to grab more share for workstations, promote its Nforce as a basis for the "Media Center" PCs that are out and about, and listly, but not leastly, the consumer market.

    Nvidia is claiming that its Nforce 2 Ultra 400 and its Nforce 2 MCP-S1000 offer "ultimate" performance and the "best in the known universe" for Gigabit Ethernet and RAID.

    Its MCP S100 supports two serial ATA ports and eight USB 2 ports, but also "NV RAID" and and Nvidia GiE. NVRAID, it claims, will offer spare disk allocation, a user interface that's easy to use, and single RAID functions across both Serial ATA and ATA controllers.

    It reckons that as far as tick boxes go, it trounces its competition including Intel, Silicon Image, Via and Promise because of these features, which also include RAID morphing and transforming.

    The MCP-S1000, it claims, includes features for the corporate market including TCP segmentation and checksum offload, support for IP version 6, 802.1P and 802.1Q support, a personal firewall and network management.

    It reckons stepping A02 will be out in volume in September, in time for the Computex show, while its third stepping will hit the streets before Santa starts ringing his famous bell.

    A reference board it's making, according to our sources, will be tuned for as much as 500MHz, while NVRAID needs a 4MB ROM (read only memory).

    Software it's working on will include monitoring features and allow users to change fan speeds, BIOS settings, bus speeds, memory times and even voltages.

    Nvidia is getting real aggressive, real soon. Bearding Intel in its lion's den means Chipzilla and Graphzilla are heading for a real fight in the next few months.
    The Inquirer

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    Nforce 2 400 Ultra with MCPS 1000 on way

    Just like VIA, Nvidia wants to see its Nforce 2 Ultra chipset roll along in 2004 since Socket A will still have a big market share next year.
    Nvidia will not exactly change its complete K7 solution so will instead change just the south bridge and offer some more features inside.

    The south bridge will get S1000 as a suffix to its SPP name, and this chipset will feature a Serial ATA controller and a Gigabit LAN controller, making it a little bit more advanced then the currently shipping 8237 from Via.

    The Inquirer