NVIDIA Trinity to overclock the PCI Express bus

Posted on Friday, Apr 28 2006 @ 02:05 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
In early May we can expect NVIDIA to launch the nForce 500 series chipsets, The Inq writes.
The architecture is currently code-named Trinity and denotes a combination of Trinity-enabled motherboard (the 590s) and Trinity-enabled graphics cards. Once that combination is set in motion, the available bandwidth for the cards will go from 4GB/s to 5.2 GB/s, essentially – a legal overclock of the PCIe bus, going from x16 to "x20" or "x22", depending on the final stability tests the company conducted recently.

This isn't the first time Nvidia did a bit of spec tweaking, since the first PCIe products, bridged with the famous BR02 chip – worked at a rate which some reps called "AGP 12X".


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