“The design of our NVIDIA nForce2 architecture is optimized to take full advantage of AMD technology that was not yet available publicly,” said Drew Henry, senior director of platform products at NVIDIA. “The new AMD Athlon XP processors 3000+ and 2800+ announced today have more on-die cache than any other desktop processor, and are a perfect match to the award-winning and industry-leading performance that our NVIDIA nForce2 technology is world-renowned for.”
Since its introduction last year, the NVIDIA nForce2 product family has been unambiguously declared the performance leader in the AMD-based core-logic desktop PC market, and motherboards and PCs based on the NVIDIA nForce2 architecture have been recognized with thousands of reader recommendations and editor’s choice awards worldwide, including commendation from 3D Velocity, AMDMB.com, AMDZone.com, AnandTech, BJORN3D, ExtremeTech, FirinqSquad, GamePC, Hard|OCP, Hexus.net, ign.com, Maximum PC, OC Workbench, PC Magazine, Sudhian Media, TechSeekers, Tom’s Hardware Guide and others.
“If you’re going to be purchasing an Athlon XP motherboard in today’s market, you’d be insane not to choose a motherboard based on NVIDIA’s nForce2 platform,” wrote Evan Lieb of AnandTech, a major online source for hardware analysis and news.
“Our benchmarks underlined the fact that nForce2 is currently the best chipset,” reported Patrick Schmid of Toms Hardware Guide, the definitive Web site for hardcore PC enthusiasts, who concluded that “[nForce2] helps the Athlon XP make its level of performance affordable in contrast to the Pentium 4.”
“We’re absolutely delighted to the response of NVIDIA nForce2 in the marketplace,” continued Henry. “Features and performance are the two key ingredients that form the foundation for the industry’s best PC platform, and with our DualDDR memory architecture and support for up to a 400MHz frontside bus, NVIDIA nForce2 is, and will continue to be, the world’s best platform for AMD Athlon XP processors.”
Motherboards and PCs based on the NVIDIA nForce2 architecture are currently available from thousands of system builders, motherboard companies and PC OEMs worldwide, including Abit, ABS, Albatron, Alienware, Aopen, ASUSTeK, Atlas Micro, Biostar, Chaintech, Epox, Falcon Northwest, FIC, HyperSonic, Leadtek, MSI, Shuttle Computer, Soltek, Tatung, Totally Awesome, Vicious PC, VoodooPC and others.
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