NVIDIA's DDR400 nForce on display
COMPUTEX Our intrepid Mr. Hanaki wants some NVIDIA Crush 18D chipset pictures from the show floor here at Computex, and so he shall have them. Crush 18D boards are prominently on display at MSI, Asus, Chaintech, and a number of other motherboard makers' booths here, with little "DDR400" tags, like Chaintech did:
Chaintech's Crush 18D DDR400 mobo
Up close, the north and south bridge chips look like so:
The chips up close
Specs on this Chaintech board include support for AGP 8X, three DIMMS of DDR400 memory, ATA-133, USB 2.0, and IEEE 1394. Other Crush 18D boards boast a similar set of features, and MSI's N18 Ultra-ABIL board has optional support for both BlueTooth and 802.11b, just in case you were still left wanting more integrated features. I should learn more about NVIDIA's chipset plans today, if I can make it out to their remote hotel suite, far from the show floor.