NVIDIA HAS made a big noise about its Nforce 5 chipset which suggests it is almost ready to roll. We guess Intel doesn’t want to take chances with imaginary chipset launches. The Nforce 5 or C19 SLI north bridge plus MCP0 south bridge are already sampled and they are in A01 phase. Nvidia plans to have A02 silicon ready in week 53. It’s still in Q4 but it’s the last possible week available in 2004. It starts on December 27th and it ends on the 2nd of January meaning Nforce 5 will certainly be a 2005 thing.
Documents we have seen indicate that we will see HD Audio but we’re unsure whether it’s Intel’s Azalia or Nvidia’s own Sound Storm 2
Nvidia’s Nforce 5 almost ready to go
A01 silicon out
Published in: nForce4 Intel on 2004-12-13