NVIDIA said this week that they are on track to deliver a core-logic set for mainboards with support for the Serial ATA300 standard. This NVIDIA SATA 3Gb/s solution will be present into NVIDIA's new nForce by the end of this year.
NVIDIA’s effort to bring Serial ATA-300 into the market by the end of 2004 is likely to be priced by customers and will solidify NVIDIA’s positions on the chipset market. The company introduced its first MCPs with native Serial ATA-150 more than 10 month later than competitors. Therefore, the boost in Serial ATA-300 introduction seems to be important for the Santa Clara, California-based graphics company.
The forthcoming innovative chipset from NVIDIA is CK8-04 designed for AMD’s Socket 939 processors will reportedly sport 1000MHz HyperTransport bus, 4 Serial ATA-150 ports with RAID, 2 Parallel ATA-33/66/100/133 channels with RAID, Gigabit Ethernet, 10 USB 2.0 ports, 4 PCI slots, High-Definition 24-bit 96kHz 7.1 audio as well as something NVIDIA calls PCI Express x20. It is not clear which of NVIDIA’s MCPs will sport Serial ATA-300.