Nvidia working on a new single-chip AMD chipset

— 10:57 AM on February 8, 2007

The folks at Nvidia are prepping a new single-chip chipset for the launch of AMD's next-generation processors, according to a report by DailyTech. The report says the chipset will be designed for desktop systems with AM2 sockets and that it will support HyperTransport 3.0, making it fully compatible with AMD's upcoming quad-core chips. This MCP72 chipset will supposedly also be PCI Express 2.0-compatible and include support for SLI multi-GPU technology, six 300MB/s Serial ATA ports, and dual Gigabit Ethernet. Despite this functionality, DailyTech says the MCP72 will have both a small physical footprint and low power consumption. If true, that could be a welcome change from Nvidia's current enthusiast chipsets, which are often cooled with voluminous heat pipe-based heatsinks and have higher power consumption than competing core logic offerings.

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