RECENT CONROE previews, done with a reference nForce 590SLI Intel Edition board, were showing a certain weakness in the memory controller. We asked several motherboard vendors what are they using in their upcoming Nvidia-based products, and the answer was shocking, or at least surprising. It turned out that Nvidia uses the C19 NorthBridge, which is over a year old.
The reason for the weaker memory scores than on the also-old Intel i975X chipset is the fact that the memory controller inside the C19 NorthBridge comes with advanced QuickSync and DASP 3.0 technologies – but the tech has been tuned up for last-generation single-core and first-generation of Intel dual-core babies: Prescotts and Smithfield CPUs. NOT Conroes or even Preslers.
NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI to use old C19
Posted on Saturday, Jun 24 2006 @ 20:05 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck