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Full Power: NVIDIA Attacks With nForce2

Chip Set Comparison: Is nForce2 In The Lead?

ChipsetVIA Apollo KT333VIA Apollo KT266ANVIDIA nForce2NVIDIA nForce
LaunchFebruary 2002September 2001July 2002September 2001
PlatformSocket 462Socket 462Socket 462Socket 462
ProcessorsAMD Duron/Athlon/XPAMD Duron/Athlon/XPAMD Duron/Athlon/XPAMD Duron/Athlon/XP
Multi-Processor Supportnononono
NorthbridgeVIA KT333VIA KT266ANVIDIA nForce2 IGPNVIDIA IGP 128
SouthbridgeVIA VT8233AVIA VT8233NVIDIA nForce2 MCP / MCP-TNVIDIA MCP-D
Front Side Bus100/133 MHz DDR100/133 MHz DDR100/133 MHz DDR100/133 MHz DDR
Memory Clock100/133/166 MHz DDR100/133 MHz DDR100/133/166/200 MHz DDR100/133 MHz DDR
Asynchronous Memory Modeyesyesyesyes
Max. # DIMM4443
Max. RAM3072 MB3072 MB3072 MB3072 MB
SDRAM Supportyesyesnono
DDR-SDRAM SupportDDR200, DDR266, DDR333DDR200, DDR266, DDR333DDR200, DDR266, DDR333, DDR400DDR200, DDR266
UltraDMA/33/66/100/133yes/yes/yes/yesyes/yes/yes/noyes/yes/yes/yesyes/yes/yes/no
# USB6666
Max. # PCI6666
Integrated Graphicsnonoyes, GeForce4 MXyes, GeForce2 MX
Integrated Sound Chipyesyesyesyes
4x / 8xyes/yesyes/noyes/yesyes/no
ACPIyesyesYesyes
USB 2.0 / FireWireYes / noNo / noYes / yesNo / no
ChipsetAMD 760SiS 745ALi Magik 1
LaunchFebruary 2001November 2001Februar 2001
PlatformSocket 462Socket 462Socket 462
ProcessorsAMD Duron/Athlon/XPAMD Duron/Athlon/XPAMD Duron/Athlon/XP
Multi-Processor Supportnonono
NorthbridgeAMD 761SiS 745ALi M1647
SouthbridgeAMD 765integratedALi M1535D+
Front Side Bus100/133 MHz DDR66/100/133 MHz DDR100/133 MHz DDR
Memory Clock100/133 MHz DDR66/100/133 MHz DDR100/133 MHz DDR
Asynchronous Memory Modeyesyesyes
Max. # DIMM434
Max. RAM2048 MB3072 MB1024 MB
SDRAM Supportnonoyes
DDR-SDRAM Supportyesyesyes
UltraDMA/33/66/100/133yes/yes/yes/noyes/yes/yes/noyes/yes/yes/no
# USB466
Max. # PCI666
Integrated Graphicsnonono
Integrated Sound Chipyesyesyes
4x / 8xyes/noyes/noyes/no
ACPIyesyesyes
USB 2.0 / FireWireNo / noNo / yesNo / no