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Old 20th April 2006, 17:30   #1
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Mysterious NV Tritium & NF500 Surfaces

“nVidia will name the next generation nForce AMD platform “nForce 500” series, and plan to launch at the same time as AM2 processors. The chipset code name is “MCP55”, it will be marketed from low to high end market, such as exclusively low-end nForce 550 (MCP55S), nForce 570 for mainstream (MCP55-Ultra), supporting SLI technology with nForce 570SLi (MCP55P) and dual x16, high-end SLi nForce 590SLi (C51XE + MCP55 XE). nForce 590 SLi will be designed and improved with overclocking enthusiasts’ demand.”

“According to a tier 1 Taiwanese motherboard manufacturer, nForce 590 SLi not only has Dual x16 PCI-E as its selling point, the internal design used higher standard than AMD’s normal spec. The chipset can overclock massively without increase voltage. Also, nVidia mentioned “Tritium” platform concept: when “Tritium” MCP chipset used in with a “Tritium” GPU, north bridge, south bridge and PCI-E’s operating clock will be 1.3 times higher, or more, than normal spec, this will provide higher data transfer rate. Currently, we know only nForce 590 SLi can be certified for Tritium MCP, GPU spec has yet to be released. On a side note, a famous overclocking memory manufacturer told us, that nVidia also suggested Tritium DIMM concept: if memory manufacturer passed the Tritium and compatibility test, then the overclocking performance as well as the compatibility is guarantied when used on Tritium platform.”

So basically, Tritium is not a new GPU or chipset, it’s a platform, much like Centrino and VIIV.

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