nForce2 Motherboard discussion, information

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  1. John Parris

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    Well, even though they have been put off until October, I thought I'd start a thread... can get some good preliminary stuff together.

    I'm not one for integrated technologies (audio and video boards) was far as motherboards go, so I'm more interested in the SSP northbridge chipset. As far as the audio goes, though, there's one feature that I find really interesting. (From Tom's Hardware):

     
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    Go for it. I've used one and can't really hear a bad part to the nForce. I'm all for integrated audio because it saves me a pci slot [​IMG]
     
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    How many PCI slots does one really NEED nowadays though? Only ones I use are my Audigy and ethernet card...[​IMG]
     
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    The audio on the nForce is superior to add-in cards (it's the same chip that is used in the Xbox), and it sounds great in games. Medal of Honor: Allied Assault rocks in 5.1. The 1.12 drivers have added pass-through support in Windows 2000 (and a nifty 12-band (I think) EQ).

    Among the other interesting features of nForce 2 are the integreated Firewire and dual ethernet ports.
     
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    What S/PDIF interface does the nForce have if any? Anyone know about the nForce2? I would hope for TOS-link or at least a true 75ohm coaxial, but is this expecting too much?
     
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    It depends on the motherboard manufacturer. Most include an ACR riser card that includes coax port. nForce 2 boards with Dolby Digital encoders (and a riser card with coax) will be branded under the SoundStorm label.
     
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