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NVIDIA Starts Shipping NVIDIA nForce Professional 3000 Series MCPs

ASUS Delivers M2R32-MVP Motherboard On New AMD Platform

Abit Launches AW9D Series Motherboards

NVIDIA Starts Shipping NVIDIA nForce Professional 3000 Series MCPs

NVIDIA Corporation announced new additions to its family of NVIDIA nForce Professional core-logic solutions designed for professional servers and workstations. Designed as a scalable platform solution for AMD Opteron-based servers and workstations, including next-generation Opteron processors with support for DDR2 memory, the new series of NVIDIA nForce Professional 3000 MCPs include:

  • The NVIDIA nForce Professional 3600 MCP. Supports PCI Express, Gigabit Ethernet with TCP/IP acceleration, SATA 3Gb/sec., and legacy I/O.
  • The NVIDIA nForce Professional 3050 MCP. Integrates PCI Express architecture, includes 28 PCI Express lanes that can be mapped to 6 controllers in a number of different ways. This gives the system designer the flexibility to support x16, x8, x4 and x1 PCI Express links in the platform.
  • The NVIDIA nForce Professional 3400 MCP. Designed specifically for 1P servers and workstations, supports NVIDIA SLI technology, advanced networking capabilities, PCI Express, and up to six SATA 3Gb/sec. hard drives.

In addition, the NVIDIA nForce Professional 3600 and 3050 chips can be combined to scale to 56 or more PCI Express lanes. The NVIDIA nForce Professional MCPs also support Virtual Channels (VC) on all the PCI Express links, thus providing guaranteed bandwidth and latency for time-sensitive traffic.

Source: NVIDIA Corporation

ASUS Delivers M2R32-MVP Motherboard On New AMD Platform

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. introduced a new AI Lifestyle Series motherboard – the M2R32-MVP – that provides dual-channel DDR2 support on AMD's latest AM2 processing platform. M2R32-MVP supports the dual-channel DDR2-800 memory and, being based on ATI CrossFire Xpress 3200 / ATI SB600 chipsets, comes equipped with two PCI Express x16 slots for ATI's CrossFire graphics interface.

The list of proprietary technologies supported includes Stack Cool 2, O.C. Profile (store and load overclock settings), Noise Filter (clear audio).

For the M2R32-MVP motherboard ASUS recommends the Geil PC2-6400 800PLUS memory as they're optimized for each other to provide maximum performance.

Specification summary:

  • AMD Socket AM2
  • ATI CrossFire Xpress 3200 / ATI SB600
  • Dual Channel DDR2-800/667/533
  • 2 x PCI-E x16, support CrossFire at full x16, x16 speed
  • 5 x SATA3.0 Gb/s including one external port / 1 x Ultra DMA
  • Gigabit LAN
  • ADI AD1988A 8-CH (HD)

Source: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.

Abit Launches AW9D Series Motherboards

Today Universal abit launched its AW9D and AW9D-MAX motherboards based on the Intel 975X chipset.

The abit AW9D-MAX is intended for maximum performance and supports dual graphic slots, dual Ethernet, 7.1-channel, all solid-state capacitors, Dolby Master Studio sound, Silent OTES 2 and µGuru.

The AW9D supports Intel Core 2 Duo CPUs and sports dual graphics options, with solid-state capacitors in all the essential places. HDD options include 4 x SATA 3G connectors with RAID 0,1 & 5. The board features Silent OTES and traditional µGuru.


  • Intel Core 2 Duo, Pentium EE, Pentium D, Quad Core Ready
  • 1066MHz FSB
  • 975X/ICH7R chipset
  • 4 x DIMM DDR2 800/667/533, max. 8GB
  • 2 PCI-E X 16, 2 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI, 1 AudioMAX
  • 7x SATA 3G Raid 0/1/10/5, 1x e-SATA , 1x IDE (AW9D-MAX); 4x SATA 3G Raid 0/1/10/5, 1x IDE (AW9D)
  • 2x PCI-E GbE (AW9D-MAX); 1x PCI-E GbE (AW9D);
  • 2x 1394 IEEE
  • 8x USB 2.0
  • 7.1-CH HD AudioMAX 882M S/PDIF In/Out, Dolby Master Studio
  • Dual-pipe Silent OTES 2 (AW9D-MAX); heat-piped Silent OTES (AW9D)
  • µGuru, Supports ATI CrossFire, Nvidia dual graphics

Source: Universal abit

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