According to the Inquirer Nvidia"s Nforce 4 chipset will support Socket 754, 939, and 940. It"s also reported that the chipset will support 1x16 X PCI-E slot, one 1 x 8X for SLI card, and five PCI slots. If that wasn"t enough it also comes with Soundstorm 2 audio. Soundstorm 2 audio is Dolby Digital 5.1 compliant, and supports 5.1, 6.1 and 7.1 surround sound.
Our croatian friend Theo Valich decided to share some information with us regarding Nforce 4 chipset, the one we mentioned last week. The chipset will be Socket 754/939 and 940 capable and will have multiprocessing capabilities. You will be able to use it as a single CPU platform. And you will also be able to use it as a two way, four way and up to a maximum of eight way as a multiprocessing platform.
This chipset will support a maximum of 32 PCI-E lanes says Theo, has suggested 1x16 X PCI-E slot, one 1 x 8X for SLI card and four times one lane for peripheral devices. This definitely confirms our previous claim that Nforce 4 will be a platform which will let you plug two Geforce 6 series PCI-E cards into a machine and end up with a much cheaper MP machine than those based on Intel"s "Tumwater" chipset. The chipset will support five PCI slots, two times Nvidia Gbit Ethernet and Nvidia RAID, similar in function to Intel"s "Matrix Array", says Theo.
News source: The Inquirer