nForce 500

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NVIDIA nForce 500
Socket support LGA 775
Socket AM2
Release date May 23, 2006
Predecessor nForce4
Successor nForce 600

The nForce 500 is a motherboard chipset series and the successor to the nForce4 series. It was revealed by NVIDIA on 2006-03-07 and released on 2006-05-23. The nForce 500 series supports AMD's Socket AM2 and support for Intel's LGA 775 has also been added.

Specifications[edit]

  • Support for NVIDIA SLI technology, including Quad SLI (enabling the simultaneous use of four GPUs) and SLI LinkBoost developments.
  • Support for up to six SATA 3Gbit/s hard disks and ten USB 2.0 devices.
  • Support for dual RAID 5.

Chipsets for AMD processors[1][edit]

nForce 590 SLI MCP[edit]

  • Enthusiast dual GPU segment, with full 16+16 SLI support.
  • Uses the C51XE northbridge and MCP55XE southbridge. The two chips provide a total of 46 PCI Express lanes.

nForce 570 SLI[edit]

  • Performance dual GPU segment.
  • Total of 28 PCI Express lanes.

nForce 570 LT SLI[edit]

  • Performance dual GPU segment.
  • Total of 20 PCI Express lanes.

nForce 570 Ultra[edit]

  • Performance single GPU segment, lacking SLI support.
  • Total of 20 PCI Express lanes.

nForce 560 SLI[edit]

  • Performance dual GPU segment, featuring only one Ethernet and four SATA ports.
  • Total of 20 PCI Express lanes.

nForce 560[edit]

  • Mainstream single GPU segment, lacking SLI support, and featuring only one Ethernet and four SATA ports.
  • Total of 19 PCI Express lanes.

nForce 550[edit]

  • Mainstream single GPU segment, lacking SLI and RAID 5 support, and featuring only one Ethernet and four SATA ports.
  • Total of 20 PCI Express lanes.

nForce 520[edit]

  • Value/Mainstream single GPU segment, lacking SLI and RAID 5 support, and featuring only one 10/100 Ethernet and four SATA ports.
  • Total of 20 PCI Express lanes.
  • Uses MCP65S northbridge.

nForce 520 LE[edit]

  • Value single GPU segment, lacking SLI, RAID 0+1 and RAID 5 support, and featuring only one 10/100 Ethernet, 8USB ports two SATA ports.
  • Total of 20 PCI Express lanes.

nForce 500 SLI (nForce4 SLI AM2)[edit]

  • Performance dual GPU segment.
  • Total of 20 PCI Express lanes.

nForce 500 Ultra (nForce4 Ultra AM2)[edit]

  • Performance single GPU segment.
  • Total of 20 PCI Express lanes.

nForce 500 (nForce4 AM2)[edit]

  • Value single GPU segment.
  • Total of 20 PCI Express lanes.

Chipsets for Intel processors[2][edit]

nForce 590 SLI[edit]

  • Enthusiast dual GPU segment, with full x16 + x16 SLI support.
  • Total of 48 PCI Express lanes.

nForce 570 SLI[edit]

  • Performance dual GPU segment, with x8 + x8 SLI support.
  • Total of 20 PCI Express lanes.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NVIDIA Product page "NVIDIA nForce 500 Series MCPs for AMD". NVIDIA official website. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  2. ^ NVIDIA Product page "NVIDIA nForce 500 Series MCPs for Intel". NVIDIA official website. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 

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