Nvidia to launch nForce 780 chipsets in December

By on November 21, 2007, 12:05 PM
According to DigiTimes, Nvidia plans to roll out its Intel-based nForce 780i chipset in December this year, with mass shipments scheduled for January 2008.

The nForce 780i will go head to head with Intel’s X38 chipsets and will support PCI Express 2.0, three-way SLI multi-GPU configurations, and Nvidia’s new Enthusiast System Architecture – a specification designed for real-time monitoring and tweaking of key PC components. Unlike Intel’s X38 Express, however, the 780i won’t support DDR3 memory.

Pricing for nForce 780i SLI motherboards will be around $200, according to DigiTimes. In addition, the company also plans to release an nForce 780a SLI chipset for AMD systems, but details on that part are scarce at the moment.

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spydercanopus said:
PCIe 16x hasn't even been fully utilized yet. There is no need for a PCIe 32x slot.
buttus said:
It's about time this chipset was updated. The x38 and the 790x/fx have added support for PCIe 2.0, Hyper Transport 3 and (in the case of the X38) DDR3 and the new 45nm CPU's from Intel. Nvidia has been extremely quiet as of late. I suppose they are more then pleased with the lack of a competitive push at their high end and have an almost laxadaisicle approach to moving beyond their current offerings. I suppose in some ways I can't blame them as companies usually react best when they are pushed from behind and let's face it, there is little to no pressure on Nvidia.Sigh. What a sad world it is with a (relatively) ineffective AMD.
uhatemedoncha said:
[b]Originally posted by spydercanopus:[/b][quote]PCIe 16x hasn't even been fully utilized yet. There is no need for a PCIe 32x slot. [/quote]I was going to be rude and post a bunch of other silly "why move forward?" questions but I thought it much better to simply state that the PCIe 16x slot will still be there for those who wish to stick with it. If you like optimizing old technology you should learn linux. Surely you see the benefit of a wider pci-e bus?.. Specially in a 3-way SLI set up which I'm sure you would argue is overkill as well (unless you own Crysis). I look forward to the 780i mobos. 3way sli, faster and I don't have to move to ridiculously high latency DDR3. Bravo nvidia!
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