AM2: AMD Reinvents Itself

LAN Interface With 2 Gbit/s

A highlight of the two network chips is that they can be joined via an adapter to achieve a data rate of 2 Gbit/s on two LAN cables. This corresponds to a theoretical limit of 250 MB/sec.

In our test, the 2 gigabit connection between two PCs caused no problems whatsoever.

How the network controller works

nForce Chipset In Various Editions

The Nforce5 chipset is delivered in several editions, ranging from the 550 for the mainstream segment, to the 590 for the high end. The following table shows the differences between these versions.

Differences between the various Nforce5 editions

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