Now the rumours that NVIDIA had plans to exit the chipset market have cleared up a bit there's a report from FUD Zilla that NVIDIA is working on a cheaper version of its nForce 790i chipset.
The new version is meant to come with a more basic southbridge and will as such only support a pair of x16 PCIe 2.0 slots, rather than a total of three PCIe x16 slots, of which the third one is PCIe 1.0 as in the current implementations.
We would also guess that Nvidia will put in some limitations on memory support so it won't compete with its more expensive 790i chipsets, but this is just speculation as this moment in time. We're not sure what other limitations this new chipset will have compared to the current two models, but a lower price might give it a much broader appeal.
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Re: NVIDIA to deliver cheaper nForce 790i chipset by Anonymous on Saturday, August 09 2008 @ 04:20:55 CEST
The 790 chipset is still bug ridden and hasn't YET been fully fixed by Nvidia and they want to release ANOTHER chipset based on the same thing?
Only Nvidia could be this arrogant. They just assume there are enough additional suckers out there who can be swindled out of their money.
Horrible treatment of customers, and that's not an exaggeration.