In 2005 we saw some evidence that nVidia was flattered by AMD’s integrated memory controller as it made the job of chipset design relatively easy. When nVidia adapted the nForce4 design to add SLI to Pentium 4, the heat from the Northbridge had to be experienced to be believed. Bolting on a memory controller to an existing chipset design is, it seems, a serious undertaking. None the less, nVidia knocked out some decent chipsets with nForce3 (Athlon 64 and AGP graphics) followed by nForce4 with PCI Express.
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Editorial: All Your Eggs in One Basket
Posted on Wednesday, Nov 15 2006 @ 07:05 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck