The official announcement of chipset NVIDIA nForce 980a SLI
March 30, 2009, 10:14 am
The company NVIDIA has placed on its official website all the information concerning the specifications of system logic NVIDIA nForce 980a SLI, but also provided an image reference motherboard based on this high performance solution for Computer enthusiasts and inveterate gamers. This chipset sharpened by AMD processors in the performance of Socket AM2/AM2/AM3 (including the Phenom II X4/X3), is friendly with the bus HyperTransport 3. 0, permits the use of RAM type DDR2 or DDR3 and is equipped with a compatible with DirectX 10 Shader Model 4. 0 integrated graphics core supports NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology, and NVIDIA Hybrid SLI (NVIDIA GeForce Boost mode and NVIDIA HybridPower). As for the reference sample motherboard based on the aforementioned chipset, it fully meets all the requirements of open standard ESA (Enthusiast System Architecture), a group of eminent producers, led by NVIDIA. Notably, a subsystem of the ATX-power platform is equipped with a digital pulse-width modulator (Digital PWM), with a 5-phase scheme. Yet it should be noted that lowering the temperature of nearby chipset NVIDIA nForce 980a SLI, and the special NVIDIA nForce 200 chip that provides hardware support for configuration of 3-Way SLI, involved a black aluminum radiator and installed a small fan on it. As for the other technical characteristics of products, they are as follows:
Four 240-pin DIMM-slots;
The three-slot PCI Express 2. 0 x16, one PCI Express x1 slot and three slots PCI;
Six SATA ports with the possibility of RAID-arrays levels 0/1/0 1/5;
Gigabit Ethernet-controller ;
Audio Codec, which provides the conclusion 7. 1-channel audio HD Audio;
Located at the rear of the two PS/2 port, optical and coaxial S/PDIF-outputs, ports D-Sub and DVI, RJ-45 connector, port FireWire, six ports USB 2. 0, and six standard audio.
It was expected that soon these motherboards will release such eminent partners California`s electronic giant, the company as EVGA, XFX, and Zotac.