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    NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Mainboards in Mass Production Now

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    Re: NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Mainboards in Mass Production Now

    Nvidia has CAREFULLY chosen the words they used... In "mass prodution" does NOT mean, finished production, in transit, available for purchase, etc.

    As has been posted many times, a few Mobos will be available in the month of December, but a lot of folks are gonna be very disappointed with the LACK OF availability of the AMD PCIe Mobos of all flavors that were suppose to be readily available LAST month. MSI in particular made public statements they would ship both nF4 and Radeon 200 chipset S939 Mobos in November '04 for retail sale and of course neither happened. Asus is likely to be the first actual shipping Mobos of proper circuit design and some of these should hit retail outlets in limited supplies in about two weeks time.

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    I'm surprised that MSI would make a statement saying the Radeon chipsets would be reay so soon. ATI just announced them.
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    Re: NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Mainboards in Mass Production Now

    ATI started shipping chips in Sept. so the Mobo companies have had time to develop the Mobos. ATI just announced the Radeon chipset Mobos would be shipping soon. I suspect Nvidia has leveraged their past nF2/3 success and is getting priority over ATI Radeon 200 chipset production right now... I expect Sapphire to release their ATI Mobos in Jan. and Tul in late Dec. Nvidia is likely to have their hands full with ATI gaining Mobo ground with the 200 chipset. Should be good for consumers!

    Announcing Mobos 6 months before they will ship is a VERY bad idea however, IMNHO !

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    Re: NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Mainboards in Mass Production Now

    If their boards turn out to be stable, then prices will drop. If they're buggy, then we won't see the benefits for a while. So hopefully they are at least stable. I would worry about performance later.
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    Re: NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Mainboards in Mass Production Now

    Actually all ATI chipset Mobo reviews so far no only show them as stable, they overclock better than any other AMD chipset Mobos with the same memory tested in all Mobos. The ATI Radeon 200 chipset Mobo is impressive by any standards.

    http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets...px?i=2269&p=22

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    Re: NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Mainboards in Mass Production Now

    Tyan has released (Leaked?) a picture of a motherboard with DUAL SLI and Dual CPU sockets(940pin) and It's in RED(so far). I've read It's a Beta motherboard still of course.

    http://www.amdzone.com/modules.php?o...rtid=77&page=8

    This is their dual Opteron dual nForce 4 chipset with two full 16X PCI Express slots for SLI! They expect to ship this board, their server version, and their single CPU version this month!

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    Re: NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Mainboards in Mass Production Now

    Quote Originally Posted by Beenthere
    Actually all ATI chipset Mobo reviews
    Those same reviews said my board had working AGP/PCI locks but it wasn't until there was BIOS update available that they started working. I'll wait for you guys to "test" it.
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    Re: NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Mainboards in Mass Production Now

    BIOS upgrades are the norm for any new Mobo and yes I will be testing a number of the new PCIe Mobos. For the record, you can't achieve high overclocks WITHOUT an AGP/PCI lock so you can be assured the ATI reference Mobo in the review had the lock as will any new Mobos these days after the original nF3 issues...

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