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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wait, so current pci-e cards wont work with pci-e 2.0 slots? pci -> agp -> pci-e -> pci-e 2.0? maybe i'll wait... im still on AGP.

PCIe 2.0 is backwards-compatible with PCIe 1.1: PCIe 1.1 cards will still be able to work in machines fitted with PCIe 2.0 slots.

Oh, and it's PICe, not pci-e. Get it right.

Croquant said,
Oh, and it's PICe, not pci-e. Get it right.

PCIe 2.0 is what the article states. The pci-e he spelled was without the CAPS, but it was closer that your PICe. You should correct yourself, before you try with others. What is it with some of you people?

Croquant said,
PCIe 2.0 is backwards-compatible with PCIe 1.1: PCIe 1.1 cards will still be able to work in machines fitted with PCIe 2.0 slots.

Oh, and it's PICe, not pci-e. Get it right.


And it's not "PICe" either. Might wanna speel chek yer posts and follow your own advise. (Spelling errors intentional!)

cchasem said,
wait, so current pci-e cards wont work with pci-e 2.0 slots? pci -> agp -> pci-e -> pci-e 2.0? maybe i'll wait... im still on AGP.


Actually, it is:

ISA -> PCI -> PCIe (I am including v2 with this) -> and whatever comes next

mlauzon76 said,


Actually, it is:

ISA -> PCI -> PCIe (I am including v2 with this) -> and whatever comes next

What, no love for VLB?