Some things really puzzled us. VR-Zone got to learn that Nvidia is planning to rebrand nForce 780a SLI chipset to nForce 980a SLI and the specs remain unchanged. ASUS leaked some details regarding this nForce 980a SLI chipset when they announced their upcoming M4N82 Deluxe board. Availability of the chipsets to partners is slated for March. The markings on the core will change from NF780A-SLI-N-A2 to NF980A-SLI-A2.

Some things really puzzled us. VR-Zone got to learn that Nvidia is planning to rebrand nForce 780a SLI chipset to nForce 980a SLI and the specs remain unchanged. ASUS leaked some details regarding this nForce 980a SLI chipset when they announced their upcoming M4N82 Deluxe board.

Availability of the chipsets to partners is slated for March. The markings on the core will change from NF780A-SLI-N-A2 to NF980A-SLI-A2.

Here’s a message from Nvidia to their partners :

The NVIDIA nForce 980a SLI SPP is an enthusiast-class high performance interface to AMD AM3 CPUs. It is RoHS-compliant. It includes 2×16 PCI Express 2.0 lanes (also configurable as 1 x16, 2 x8) and 3×1 PCI Express 1.0 lanes, 12 USB ports, six SATA ports, and single GigE. To ensure timely availability and flexibility, we encourage customers to qualify and release products using the NVIDIA nForce 980a SLI SPP.