The nForce4’s CPU utilization is ever so slightly higher than the Intel controller’s, but the differences are pretty minor. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. The nForce4 is a motherboard chipset released by Nvidia in October, It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays. There’s some history here, as well. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Steam names the best-selling games of

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Because the Athlon 64 and AMD’s other K8-class processors, including the Opteron and some Semprons has its own memory controller onboard, the single-chip approach works here. Compatibility issues between these sound cards and nForce4 motherboards have been ongoing, including reports of serious and irreversible damage to crucial motherboard components.

All in all, this is an impressive performance by the bforce4 disk controller, at least in a single-drive configuration. It doesn’t sound like you have thoroughly tested the firewall, including downloading large files to various NCQ-enabled hard drives, or tried using the firewall after upgrading the drivers.

Attempting to boot an Intel Edition board with an will cause it to shut down so as to avoid damaging the processor. Chipsets Previous page Next page.

NVIDIA’s nForce4 Ultra chipset

The question chiipset, do all of the marketers’ talking points add up to superior performance? Fortunately, NVIDIA has looked into this problem and identified a bug having to do with threading and memory allocation and proposed a patch to correct it. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


The two chips are connected via the HyperTransport link. Dell returns to the stock market after six years. Nvidia have stated that they do not consider the to be nfroce4 enthusiast because it is older processor, and as such will not be enabling support for it. By queuing up read and write commands and reordering them opportunistically, NCQ is able to minimize some of the effects of the relatively high head seek times at least in computer terms of hard disk drives.

Merry Christmas from The Tech Report staff! The Ultra version contains all of the features chipse the nForcex version with the addition of: The below chart highlights the differences in the four chipsets.

nForce4 Driver Archive

Neutronbeam Zak, you know you can’t validate any of the above details without first throwing It is also available for Intel processors, whereby it provides 40 PCI-Express lanes, which can be divided over 9 slots. However, there is no official support for Windows 7 or newer, but win7 has built in driver for nforce6 chipset which is very similar.

NVIDIA says they don’t issue queued commands at low queue depths because doing so adds unwanted overhead and negatively impacts performance. This is the only version of the nForce4 for AMD processors that has a separate northbridge and southbridge.

We don’t have numbers for the nForce4 chipsets at queue depths ofby the way, because IOMeter crashes on the nForce4 at this queue depth, as it does on several other types of storage controllers. Neutronbeam Zak, you know you can’t validate any of the above details without first throwing December Learn how and when to remove this template message. Whatever cbipset technical merits of that claim, it is true that the first Athlon 64 motherboards chupset dual graphics slots will definitely be based on the nForce4 chipset.


An oddity of the Intel Edition is the fact that while it works with the Pentium D 3.

NVIDIA: New nForce4 Chipsets

The best way to show the similarities and differences in the new chipsets, the continuing nForce4 SLI x16, and the “to-be-discontinued” nForce4 SLI, is to compare their features. About us Privacy policy Mailing list Mobile. Also, the slick NVRAID Windows utility allows users to perform a number of management tasks, including assigning hot-spare drives and viewing a graphical representation of the SATA port on the motherboard where a failed drive is connected.

It appears the existing nForce4 SLI will eventually be phased out of the Intel line, since it has known problems with some Intel processors. Please help improve this article by adding bforce4 to reliable sources. It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays. About us Privacy policy Mailing list Mobile.

This problem persisted in our nForce4 Ultra review last fall. Retrieved from ” https: