NVIDIA plans to expand its focus to the mainstream starting in the third quarter of this year, with the release of its integrated C51 chipset series for the AMD K8 platform. The C51-series will have two versions, with the C51PV supporting Socket 939 K8-compatible motherboards, and the C51 supporting Socket 754 motherboards. The two chipsets will have different graphic cores. NVIDIA also plans to reduce the prices on its current line of SLI chipsets, with the FOB (free on board) price of SLI-based motherboards expected to fall from US$ 110-120 at present to US$ 90.


NVIDIA plans to expand its focus to the mainstream starting in the third quarter of this year, with the release of its integrated C51 chipset series for the AMD K8 platform. The C51-series will have two versions, with the C51PV supporting Socket 939 K8-compatible motherboards, and the C51 supporting Socket 754 motherboards. The two chipsets will have different graphic cores. NVIDIA also plans to reduce the prices on its current line of SLI chipsets, with the FOB (free on board) price of SLI-based motherboards expected to fall from US$ 110-120 at present to US$ 90.