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NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Intel Edition Preview - Page 2 of 6

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

The nForce4 SLI Intel Edition is loaded with features. NVIDIA launch partners manufacture over 50% of the world's motherboards and consist of ABIT, ASUS, GIGABYTE, MiTAC, and MSI.

nForce4 SLI Intel Edition Reference Board
Click Image to Enlarge

Retail motherboards are expected to be available at the end of April and will command a premium price, much like the initial SLI-based motherboards for the AMD64. However, prices are expected to drop as additional motherboards enter the market.

PERFORMANCE

Frontside Bus: Pentium 4 CPU Interface

  • 2X address and 4X data
    • QDR (Quad Data Rate) support for 400 MT/s - 1066 MT/s (100MHz 266MHz FSB)
    • Theoretical maximum burst bandwidth of 8.5GB/sec
  • Standard bus speeds up to 266MHz supported
  • 36-bit addressing for access to 64GB of memory space
  • Dynamic Bus Inversion
  • Front-side bus (FSB) pipeline depth of 12 in-order queue depth
  • Hyper-Threading Technology support

Dual Channel DDR2 128-Bit Memory Interface

  • Two independent 64-bit memory controllers
  • Can also operate in ganged mode (as one 128-bit controller)
  • Support for 400 MT/s (200MHz), 533 MT/sec (266MHz), and 667 MT/sec (333 MHz) for a theoretical
    maximum bandwidth of 10.6 GB/sec
  • Up to eight internal banks per DDR2 chip
  • Up to two DIMMs per controller for a maximum of four DIMM support
    • Separate 64-bit data bus per controller
    • Separate address and control bus per DIMM
    • Up to 16 GB using four 4-GB DIMMs
  • Supports synchronous and pseudo-synchronous operation with FSB
  • Supports un-buffered non-ECC DIMMs
  • Low power suspend-to-RAM (S3) support
  • Active and pre-charge power down
  • Support for SPD (Serial Presence Detect) scheme for DIMM detection and configuration

Power Management

  • Internal clock generator
  • Support for Pentium 4 performance states
  • Support for HyperTransport link lower power disconnected state
  • PCI Express L0s and L1 active link power management support and L2/L3 low power state support
  • Full ACPI 2.0 and PCI PM 1.1 support, including C2/C3, Power on Suspend
  • Suspend to RAM, Suspend to Disk, and Soft-Off CPU power state support

NETWORKING

Native Gigabit Ethernet technology

  • The fastest Gigabit Ethernet solution in the market
  • Supports 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet
    • RGMII or MII interface
  • Advanced networking features
    • TCP segmentation offload
    • Jumbo frames
    • Checksum offloads
    • Interrupt moderation
    • Traffic prioritization
    • Remote wake-up
    • Network management for easy set up, configuration, and monitoring

SECURITY

NVIDIA ActiveArmor Secure Networking Engine

  • Dedicated hardware engine
  • Enhances network security
  • Reduces CPU overhead
  • Powers and accelerates ActiveArmor Firewall

ActiveArmor Firewall Technology

  • Industry's first true hardware-based firewall
  • Unmatched performance and protection
    • 'instant-on' and tamper resistant
  • Advanced management features through user friendly interface
    • Remote access, configuration, monitoring
    • Command line interface (CLI)
    • Intelligent application management

STORAGE

NVIDIA MediaShield Storage

  • RAID 5 faster disk access with fault tolerance and optimized capacity
  • RAID 0 disk striping support for highest system and application performance
  • RAID 1 disk mirroring support for fault tolerance
  • RAID 0 +1 disk striping and mirroring support for highest performance with fault tolerance
  • NVIDIA Disk Alert System provides a visual indication so users know exactly which SATA hard
    drive to replace during an array failure
  • Converting allows users to change the current state of an array to another using one single step
    without reboot of the PC
  • Cross Controller RAID uniquely supports both SATA and PATA disk devices within a single array

Serial ATA

  • Support for SATAII 3Gb/sec and SATA 1.5Gb/sec disk controller standards
  • Supports full Tagged Command Queuing (TCQ) and Native Command Queuing (NCQ)

Dual controller architecture

  • Two separate and independent controller results in up to twice the bandwidth to disks
  • Four (4) integrated SATA 3Gb/sec ports.

Fast Ultra ATA-133 Disk Drive Controller

  • 5V-tolerant primary and secondary channels, with support for up to four devices
  • Supports Ultra-DMA modes 6-0, DMA modes 2-0, and PIO modes 4-0
  • Industry-standard PCI bus master IDE register set
  • Separate independent IDE connections for 5V-tolerant primary and secondary interfaces

CONNECTIVITY

PCI Express Interface - SLI

  • PCI Express high-performance, scalable interconnect
    designed to replace the AGP and PCI interconnects currently in use
  • A x16 PCI Express link has 4 times the total bandwidth of today's AGP 8X interface
  • x16 PCI Express link for high performance graphics cards featuring the latest Graphics
    Processors with DirectX 9.0 and Shader Model 3.0 support
  • Additional x1 PCI Express links for other add-in cards
  • Five independent PCI Express controllers with 20 total lanes that can be configured as follows:
    • One x16 and four x1 PCI Express lanes
    • Two x8 and three x1 PCI Express lanes (SLI Mode)
  • x16 controller can support isochronous data channel
  • Supports PME messages for power management
  • 2.5 GHz support for a theoretical maximum bandwidth of 2.5Gb/sec per lane per direction

USB 2.0

  • USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller Interface (EHCI) / USB 1.1 Open Host Controller Interface (OHCI)
  • Support for up to 10 ports.
  • Supports transfer rates at high speed (480Mbps), full speed (12Mbps), and low speed (1.2Mbps)
  • Dynamically configures slower devices for best utilization of bandwidth
  • Allows USB concurrency

PCI Interface

  • Includes an arbiter that supports six external master PCI slots
  • Features of the PCI interface include:
    • PCI 2.3-compliant, 5 V tolerant
    • Supports six external PCI slots at 33MHz
    • Supports five bus master arbitration
    • PCI master and slave interfaces
    • Supports both master-initiated and slave-initiated terminations
    • Bidirectional write posting support for concurrency
    • Flexible routing of all four PCI interrupts
    • Supports read ahead: memory read line (MRL) and memory read multiple (MRM)

AUDIO

AC '97 2.3 compliant interface

  • Supports 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel audio
  • Dual AC-Link - supports up to two codecs
  • Dual SPDIF - supports two simultaneous digital outputs; handles stereo PCM or AC-3 output
  • 16-bit or 20-bit stereo, 48kHz output and 16-bit input streams across AC-Link
  • 24-bit, 96kHz stereo output on the secondary SPDIF output
  • Supports input, output, and general purpose input/output channels for host-based modems
  • Separate independent functions for audio and modem

Next Page: Test System Configuration

Last Updated on April 5, 2005


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