Nvidia Plans to Start Transition to PCI-e 2.0 This Fall

Nvidia Corporation's new code-named MCP72 core-logic series will fully support new AMD Phenom processors based on AMD's new micro-architecture that belong to the "Stars" family of chips. All versions of the MCP72 will support HyperTransport 3.0 processor bus as well as PCI Express 2.0 interconnection, which will be the key-features of the new array of chipsets.

Initially three versions of the new Nvidia nForce 7-series chipsets will be available: MCP72XE, MCP72P, MCP72 Ultra and MCP72V. Mass production of the first two will start in October, according to sources familiar with Nvidia's plans, the schedule for MCP72 Ultra is undecided, whereas MCP72V will be produced only in 2008, in time for mass production of AMD's new processors for mainstream and entry-level systems.

News source: Xbit Laboratories

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