Still, the delays gave Via Technologies enough time to ship the KT In order for the Athlon processor to take advantage of the extra bandwidth available, the processor would have to go through fundamental changes to its architecture so it could send more data cars. This solves a common problem with most digital sound solutions of having to hook up both digital and analog connections at the same time so you can have surround sound in both games using the analog connections and movies using the digital connection. Both performed very similarly because neither had the IGP and again Athlon XP did not benefit significantly from the added bandwidth because the Athlon XP’s bus was only capable of bandwidth matching a single channel of PC This article contains content that is written like an advertisement.

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Once the prediction is made, it’ll automatically load the data into memory before the processor requires it.

Many computer owners also had their own discrete audio solutions, such as the popular Creative Audigy series, the VIA Envy24or various Turtle Beach boards, among other high end solutions offering superior analog quality. Mcp-f article contains content that is written like an advertisement.

nForce2 – Wikipedia

On the memory controller front, Via has been shipping the KT for a few weeks now, and KT boards are both inexpensive and seem free of most of the stability problems that have plagued Via-based solutions in the past.

This meant that one could play games or music and output them as a 5. InNvidia released a refreshed nForce2, called “nForce2 Ultra “.


DASP works on the same concept as the hardware prefetch logic’s found in modern processors. This page was last edited on 1 Augustat Subscribing to a newsletter indicates your consent to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Massive nVidia nForce2 Motherboard Roundup.

From budget to highend, to motherboards with integrated video we have a whole lot of nForce2 goodness coming your way.

Articles lacking sources from December All articles lacking sources Articles with a promotional tone from December All articles with a promotional tone. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. In three new southbridges were introduced: Some see the passing of SoundStorm as a classic example of the bottom dollar approach to building computers sweeping the PC industry, with component quality being gradually eroded, in favor of pricing considerations.

Unfortunately feeding an Athlon processor with more bandwidth then it requires is a bit redundant. The reasons for the failure were simple, the first nforce chipsets were expensive and bogged down by delay after delay which caused a very late release to market.

Abit, ahh wonderful Abit Views Read Edit View history. First the nForce2-SPP based boards: Or will the chipset fall just short of greatness, as did the original Nforce? The nForce2 chipset was remarkable for its advanced memory controller.

Things are totally different if you were to use the integrated GeForce4 MX as the videocard uses a lot of memory bandwidth itself and as you’ll see in the upcoming benchmarks all nForce2 IGP based systems perform just slightly slower then their SPP counterparts.


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Before we take a look at the nForce2 motherboards we have rounded up I think a quick little recap of the background info is a good idea.

There are many mdp-t why the nForce2 chipset has put up such stiff competition. You may unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For example, the MCP-T delivers a superb audio engine, capable of encoding Dolby Digital on the fly, but the Nforce2 is limited to bit audio resolution through the audio pipeline. Here’s the list of motherboards that we’ll be looking at today. Now that we’ve had the chance to play with eleven nForce2 motherboards, it’s a good time to do a roundup.

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As a result, the second 64bit memory channel between the north bridge and the memory was almost exclusively available for the GPU. The graphics equalizer and speaker settings panel are clean, easy to use and offer some neat customization.

About Us Employment Privacy Policy. There are two independent 64bit memory controllers built into the nForce2 Northbridge and when two DIMM’s are installed into each separate memory controller, the nForce2 runs them in parallel which doubles the amount of bandwidth available to the processor.