So it was 2004, November if I'm not mistaken, when a press-release came in. NVIDIA announced a cross license agreement with Intel for multiple products and more important for the future, product generations. Exciting news for sure, but I did not expect that NVIDIA would have something ready so darn quickly. Intel and more importantly Intel's processors are a huge chunk of the processor market, which NVIDIA can now have a small chunk of. The first Pentium 4 mainboard chipset that they've released is of course the product we'll take for a quick spin today. The NVIDIA nForce 4 SLI Intel Edition, a high-end part. Why not nForce 5 you might ask? The Intel compatible platform as tested today shows many similarities to the AMD compatible nForce4 platform. It didn't make sense to change the naming while the technology was at the same level. And although today's tested product does have a few new advantages I have to agree that calling it an nForce 4 mainboard makes the most sense. Changes we should describe here have to be a somewhat innovative new memory controller abd the debut of NVIDIA's MediaShield Storage Technology.
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