Long-awaited NVIDIA nForce3 250 core-logic originally scheduled to come in Fall 2003, is nearly here by now, it seems. NVIDIA recently confirmed the existence of the product in one of its public statements, while DFI and Chaintech are showing off its nForce3 250-based mainboard at Consumer Electronics Show 2004.
The nForce3 250 family of chipsets is expected to support AMD 64-bit 754-pin, 939-pin and 940-pin microprocessors and is ready to power both high-end AMD Opteron and AMD Athlon 64 FX microprocessors as well as performance-mainstream AMD Athlon 64 chips. The nForce3 250 products are very likely to bring a number of advanced features its predecessor – NVIDIA nForce3 Pro 150 – lacks, such as 2 Serial ATA-150 ports as well as external 2 Serial ATA-150 PHY support in addition to presently available AGP 8x, PCI, 2 ATA-33/66/100/133 channels with RAID 0,1 and 0+1 support, 10/100Mb/s Ethernet, USB 2.0, etc.
News source: X-bit labs