nForce 700

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NVIDIA nForce 700
CPU support Phenom
Phenom II
Athlon
Athlon II
Core 2
Pentium D
Socket support LGA 775
Socket AM2+
Release Date December 2007
Predecessor nForce 600
Successor nForce 900

The nForce 700 is a chipset series designed by Nvidia first released in December 2007. The series supports both Intel Core 2 and AMD Phenom processors, and replaces the nForce 600 series chipsets. Several members were spotted, including the codenamed MCP72 for AMD processors and the C72 for Intel processors, launched with the name "nForce 780a" and "nForce 780i" chipsets respectively. Currently, the released variants are the 750i, 780i, 790i, and 790i Ultra.

AMD chipsets[edit]

The memory controller is built-in into the CPU, the supported memory type depends on the CPU and socket used. This way there are no supported memory types listed here.

nForce 780a SLI[edit]

  • Codenamed MCP72XE
  • Motherboard GPU (mGPU): GeForce 8200
  • Addition of the nForce 200 PCI-E bridge (previously codenamed BR-04)
    • Connected to the northbridge via a 4.5 GT/s proprietary bus using the PCI-E interface
    • Support for PCI-E 2.0 [1]
  • Triple SLI
    • Slot 1: full speed PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot from nForce 200
    • Slot 2: full speed PCI Express 2.0 x8 slot from nForce 200
    • Slot 3: full speed PCI Express 2.0 x8 slot from nForce 200 [2]
  • Hybrid SLI
    • GeForce Boost
    • HybridPower
  • Support HT 3.0

nForce 750a[edit]

nForce 725a[edit]

nForce 720a[edit]

Intel chipsets[edit]

nForce 7xx[edit]

The nForce 780i and 750i chipsets features the nForce 200 PCI-E bridge (previously codenamed BR-04) connected to the northbridge via a 4.5 GT/s proprietary bus. Its function is to implement the lack of PCI-E 2.0 support from the northbridge.[5]

nForce 790i Ultra nForce 790i nForce 780i nForce 750i
Codename C73XE C73P C72XE C72P
FSB 1600Mhz 1600Mhz 1333Mhz 1333Mhz
Processor Support 45 nm Penryn 45 nm Penryn 45 nm Penryn 45 nm Penryn
RAM Support DDR3-2000 SLI memory [6] DDR3-2000 SLI memory [7] DDR2-1200 SLI memory DDR2-1200
Maximum RAM 8GB 8GB 8GB 8GB
SLI Triple SLI Triple SLI Triple SLI Dual SLI
SLI Slot 1 PCI-E 2.0 x16 from Northbridge PCI-E 2.0 x16 from Northbridge PCI-E 2.0 x16 from Northbridge PCI-E 2.0 x16 from Northbridge
SLI Slot 2 PCI-E 1.0 x16 from Southbridge[citation needed] PCI-E 1.0 x16 from Southbridge[citation needed] PCI-E 1.0 x16 from Southbridge PCI-E 2.0 x16 from Northbridge
SLI Slot 3 PCI-E 2.0 x16 from Northbridge PCI-E 2.0 x16 from Northbridge PCI-E 2.0 x16 from Northbridge N/A
Remarks Memory more easily overclockable[citation needed] Special GPU routing (PWShort)[2]; Overclocks much better than predecessor.[3] Shared similar layout as its predecessor, the nForce 680i SLI; The northbridge dissipates 48W when running [8]

MCP7A[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Chinese) ExpReview report, retrieved October 12, 2007
  2. ^ [1], retrieved January 21, 2007
  3. ^ Fudzilla report, retrieved February 13, 2008
  4. ^ a b Fudzilla report, retrieved January 31, 2008
  5. ^ http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/536
  6. ^ NVIDIA 790i Reference Board
  7. ^ The Inquirer report, retrieved October 15, 2007
  8. ^ The Inquirer report, retrieved October 12, 2007