Con il comunicato stampa di seguito allegato NVIDIA ha lanciato sul mercato i chip-set (o MCP, Media and Communications Processor, utilizzando il gergo che è proprio del produttore USA, ndr) siglati nForce 780i SLI e nForce 750i SLI. Si tratta di soluzioni concepite per ottimizzare la resa delle nuove cpu QX9650 o (Yorkfield) di Intel, aventi come è noto un FSB di 1333MHz.
Il chip-maker enfatizza in particolare le caratteristiche del chip-set nForce 780i SLI, capace di rappresentare il top tra le piattaforme high-end basate sui processori Intel di ultima generazione e orientate al 3D Gaming. Tra le feature dei nuovi MCP segnaliamo il supporto dell'architettura ESA (Enthusiast System Architecture), del PCI Express di seconda generazione e della tecnologia 3-way SLI.
In accordo a NVIDIA, tra i system integrator e i motherboard maker che utilizzeranno i nuovi nForce figurano Arlt, Asus, Atelco, Biohazard Computers, Chiligreen, Colorful, CyberPower, Digital Storm, Ditech, EVGA, Falcon Northwest, Gigabyte, HP, Hypersonic, Ibuypower, K&M Elektronik, Maingear, Meijin, MSI, Puget, Rombus, Vigor Gaming, Voodoo PC, Warmachine, XFX e Xi.
SANTA CLARA, CA—DECEMBER 17, 2007—Just in time for the big guy's annual holiday sleigh ride, NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the world leader in visual computing technologies, today introduced the Company's next-generation NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI media and communications processor (MCP), designed specifically for 1333FSB Intel QX9650 (Yorkfield) processors. The new nForce 780i SLI MCP brings a multitude of new functionality to Intel platforms, including support for the new Enthusiast System Architecture specification and PCI Express Gen 2.0. It is also the first motherboard solution to support the Company's new 3-way SLI technology, the industry's preeminent multi-GPU platform solution based on NVIDIA GeForce graphics processing units.
"Our customers aren't going to bed with visions of suger-plums dancing in their heads. They're dreaming of playing games like Crysis in their entire splendor, running on NVIDIA SLI technology," said Kelt Reeves, president of Falcon Northwest. "With nForce 780i and an Intel Yorkfield CPU under the hood, those visions will quickly become a reality. We're excited to offer our customers fully-equipped rigs with not one, not two, but three of NVIDIA's most extreme gaming GeForce graphics processors, the perfect platform for experiencing the most advanced games ever developed."
NVIDIA 3-way SLI technology offers an unmatched PC gaming experience, delivering up to a 2.8x performance boost over traditional single graphics card platforms. For playing this year's most cutting-edge games, including Crysis and Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, 3-way SLI technology lets gamers ratchet up the resolution to 1900x1200 and 2500x1600 respectively, while partaking in all of the tasty eye candy, including high-dynamic range lighting, motion blur, and realistic environmental effects.
"You can forget the cookies and milk this year," said Alabaster Snowball, administrator of the North Pole's naughty & nice list. "What Santa really wants is the ability to play Bioshock on a new gaming rig configured with an nForce 780i SLI-based motherboard and 3-way SLI graphics."
Global system integrators and industry-leading motherboard partners planning to offer NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI MCP-based products include: Arlt, Asus, Atelco, Biohazard Computers, Chiligreen, Colorful, CyberPower, Digital Storm, Ditech, EVGA, Falcon Northwest, Gigabyte, HP, Hypersonic, Ibuypower, K&M Elektronik, Maingear, Meijin, MSI, Puget, Rombus, Vigor Gaming, Voodoo PC, Warmachine, XFX, Xi, and more.
For more information on the NVIDIA nForce 700-series, which today includes the nForce 780i SLI and nForce 750i SLI MCPs, please visit: www.nvidia.com/object/nforce7_intel.html
Source: NVIDIA Press Release
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