NVIDIA MCP55 Core Logic Nearing Completion

Dailytech has some interesting news about the upcoming NVIDIA MCP55 core logic, that will power upcoming AMD motherboards: “Unfortunately, MCP55 is a far cry from a revolutionary chipset.  According to NVIDIA roadmaps, it contains a different audio codec, dual Gigabit Ethernet PHYs and can use six SATA channels instead of four, but the core logic is still hampered by the fact that it takes two chipsets to control a 2×16 SLI setup.  The debate is still out as to whether or not 2×16 really becomes useful for SLI anyway, but adding two Northbridges to the motherboard to enable 2×16 seems like an incredible waste of money (particularly when the interconnect between the two bridges is slower than the actual x16 PCIe bus).” 


Dailytech has some interesting news about the upcoming NVIDIA MCP55 core logic, that will power upcoming AMD motherboards: “Unfortunately, MCP55 is a far cry from a revolutionary chipset. According to NVIDIA roadmaps, it contains a different audio codec, dual Gigabit Ethernet PHYs and can use six SATA channels instead of four, but the core logic is still hampered by the fact that it takes two chipsets to control a 2×16 SLI setup. The debate is still out as to whether or not 2×16 really becomes useful for SLI anyway, but adding two Northbridges to the motherboard to enable 2×16 seems like an incredible waste of money (particularly when the interconnect between the two bridges is slower than the actual x16 PCIe bus).”

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