The nForce4 media and communications processor (MCP) is still a single-chip solution, which helps reduce latencies compared to two-chip sets. On the other hand, the relatively large chip size (10.5 x 8.1 mm) is more dependent on decent yield rates for economical production, than split solutions using the traditional north bridge / south bridge approach.
All major components inside the nForce4 are decoupled, allowing for comfortable overclocking of the HyperTransport bus without the need to touch PCI Express, SATA or PCI clock speeds. Our first nForce4 motherboard review will definitely include some overclocking tests - we are looking forward to it.
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