Some details about the upcoming NVIDIA MCP72 chipset have been leaked. DailyTech says this chipset for the AMD platform will be a successor to the current nForce 500-series and the upcoming MCP68, with support for HyperTransport 3.0.
MCP72 will support AMD’s socket AM2 and HT3 enabled AM2+. Socket AM2+ will house AMD’s upcoming Athlon 64 Agena and Opteron Budapest quad-core processors.
Unlike the nForce 500-series, the upcoming MCP72 is a single-chip solution similar to the previous nForce 3-series and early nForce 4-series. It will also offer a small footprint and have low power consumption.
MCP72 will also be NVIDIA’s first PCIe 2.0 equipped chipset, making it ideal for next-generation PCIe peripherals and graphics cards. Other notable MCP72 features include support for six SATA 3.0Gbps and dual Gigabit Ethernet ports like the current nForce 500-series.
The NVIDIA MCP72 chip is expected by the time that AMD launches its quad-core Agena and Budapest processors.