Nvidia Getting Out of the Motherboard Chipset Business

Rumor has it that Nvidia may be getting out of the motherboard chipset business.

“AS the story is told, Nvidia called a meeting earlier this week with its motherboard partners to gauge support for it continuing to develop chipsets in the future,” DigiTimes said. “The motherboard makers’ response? Silence.”

Details of the whole situation are few and far between but the report speculates that the team working on chipsets would be transfered to working on GPU projects.

This would also mean that Nvidia would have to license it’s SLI support to other chipset manufacturers , that’s if they still want to stay on the top of the graphics card performance heap.

This rumor truly disproves another recent rumor that Apple would be using Nvidia chipsets in their upcoming Macs. Apple has said to be transitioning away from using Intel chipsets in their computers and back to using their own breed of chipsets made by another manufacturer.

This is sad for me because I’ve always been a fan of Nvidia’s chipsets and feel that they are superior to almost all other manufacturers chipsets (AMD may have better chipsets but I haven’t had any experience with them). I hope that this rumor is just that, a rumor, and we will continue to see Nvidia chipsets in the future but if it’s bad for business I don’t see how they would continue to make them.


First AM2+, Phenom Supporting, Motherboard by Biostar

Biostar has launched their TF560 A2+ Motherboard. This is the first motherboard to support AM2 and AM2+ processors.

The motherboard uses Nvidia’s nForce 560 chipset. This chipset is basically a cut down version of the 570, with the key difference being that the 560 doesn’t support SLI. The 560 does not need as much cooling as the 570 therefore the TF560 A2+ doesn’t have a fan on the chipset.

The motherboard is targeted at bang for the buck buyers but has an assortment of great features, 6 rear USB 2.0, SATA 3.0 Gbps, RAID, and 8 channel HD audio.

Sounds like a very future conscious board, buy it now and upgrade to the new AM2+ processors at the end of this year.

Other Biostar Products:
Biostar TForce 7050-M2
Biostar TForce 550 SE
Biostar Geforce 6100-M9
Biostar P4M800-M7A