Why is Nforce 5 a two chip design?

Posted on Saturday, Jan 22 2005 @ 17:47 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
WHILE NVIDIA is still working hard on the Nforce 5 chipset, we have some things that might explain why Nvidia actually had to go for a two chip design with Nforce 5. The first argument is that the Pentium chipset requires a memory controller as the P4 doesn't have memory controlled built in the die. That's unlike Athlon 64/FX CPUs.

The full article can be read at The Inquirer


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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