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Full Power: NVIDIA Attacks With nForce2

Southbridge: MCP And MCP-T

MCP is NVIDIA's acronym for Media and Communications Processor. The "T" version simply means "Turbo," which in this case does not translate to higher speeds, but to a more extensive range of functions.

SouthbridgeMedia and Communications ProcessorMedia and Communications Processor Turbo
AliasMCPMCP-T
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Hard Disk ControllerUltraATA/133UltraATA/133
USB Controller6 Ports USB 2.0/1.16 Ports USB 2.0/1.1
FireWire Controller-Conforms to IEEE 1394a
Network ControllerSingle:NVIDIA Media Access Controller (MAC)Double:NVIDIA DualNet :NVIDIA & 3COM Media Access Controller (MAC)
StreamThruYesYes
Sound ControllerAC97 2.12, 4 or 6-channel20-Bit Out, 16-Bit InANR & CNR SupportSPDIF-outAC97 2.1 & NVIDIA APU(Audio Processing Unit )Hardware DirectX8ProcessorDolby Digital 5.1 Encoder256 voices64 3D voices32 Bit Mixer2, 4 or 6-channel20-Bit Out, 16-Bit InANR & CNR supportSPDIF-Out

Basically, the new MCP-T differs from the MCP in three aspects: the MCP-T offers an integrated FireWire controller and a second network controller, as well as NVIDIA's Audio Processing Unit (APU). And be careful to note that MCP has different meanings with the nForce and the nForce2. With the first nForce, the APU was included in the simple MCP, whereas with the nForce2, the MCP-T is required.