NVIDIA intros chipsets for new Opterons
NVIDIA has introduced a trio of
core logic chipsets
to go with AMD's new Opterons. The chipsets
include the nForce Professional 3600, 3050, and
3400 media and communications processors (MCPs.) The
3600 and 3400 both offer
28 lanes of PCI Express connectivity and many of the same goodies found
in the latest desktop nForce 500-series
, including SLI multi-GPU technology support, six 300MB/s
Serial ATA ports with onboard RAID 0, 1, 0+1, and 5 support, and dual
Gigabit Ethernet MACs with hardware TCP/IP acceleration. The nForce
Professional 3600 can be combined with the 3050, enabling a total of 56 PCI
Express lanes, 12 Serial ATA ports, and quad Gigabit Ethernet ports.
NVIDIA says its current nForce Professional MCPs are used by HP, IBM,
and Sun, but it doesn't reveal those companies' plans for the new chipsets.