Features & Benefits


Provides double the bandwidth of AGP 4X—2.1GB/sec. vs. 1.1GB/sec. AGP 8X enables more complex models and detailed textures, creating richer and more lifelike environments. Uninterrupted data flow allows for smoother video streaming and faster, more seamless gameplay. (AGP 8X/4X compliant)

Audio Processing Unit (APU)
Integrated into the first- and second-generation nForce media and communications processors (MCP), the APU delivers unprecedented 3D positional audio to the PC platform.

Digital Media Gateway
The second-generation NVIDIA nForce digital media gateway provides the ultimate in connectivity and networking, with USB 2.0 and IEEE-1394a/FireWire(R) support, DualNet Ethernet capability, and an Ultra ATA/133 IDE controller.

Digital Vibrance Control (DVC)
Allows the user to adjust color controls digitally to compensate for the lighting conditions of their workspace, in order to achieve accurate, bright colors in all conditions. Currently this feature is not available on Mac systems.

DualDDR Memory Architecture
Second-generation NVIDIA nForce platforms include this revolutionary memory architecture consisting of dual-independent 64-bit memory controllers for increased memory bandwidth and lower latency.

Dynamic Adaptive Speculative Preprocessor (DASP)
DASP applies a patent-pending, intelligent, pre-processing technology that stores application instructions and data before they are needed. This reduces the bottlenecks that occur between memory and the CPU, and graphics and audio subsystems, thereby boosting overall system performance.

NVIDIA nForce Platform Processors
The NVIDIA nForce and NVIDIA nForce2 platform processing architectures revolutionizes traditional motherboard architectures and provide new levels of performance and functionality to the AMD-based desktop PC market through the IGP, SPP and MCP platform processors.

NVIDIA SoundStorm
Combined with the APU, NVIDIA SoundStorm(TM) audio provides Dolby Digital 5.1 encoding and connections for headphones; front left and right, and rear left and right speakers; a center channel; and subwoofer connection.

NVIDIA StreamThru Data Transport System
NVIDIA’s patent-pending isochronous data transport system, providing uninterrupted data streaming for superior networking and broadband communications. StreamThru assists in making streaming video and audio smoother and jitter-free.

TwinBank Memory Architecture
The first-generation nForce memory architecture. TwinBank allows the CPU, and the graphics and audio sub-systems simultaneous access to the system’s memory bandwidth, guaranteeing continuous access for all applications, all the time.

Accuview Antialiasing
The Accuview Antialiasing subsystem with advanced multisampling hardware delivers full-scene antialiased quality at performance levels never before seen.

NVIDIA® MediaShield™ Storage
Suite of features that safeguards your most important digital media assets; always reliable, scalable, and accessible. Includes RAID and drive support.

NVIDIA nTune Performance Application
Enables one of the safest and easiest ways to automatically optimize your PC. nTune automatically detects the application running and dynamically optimizes the PC settings. Faster than tuning by hand, nTune delivers optimal settings for bus speeds, HyperTransport, memory timings, CPU registers, fans, and voltages in a safe, easy-to-use Microsoft® Windows® interface. Provides the ability to overclock system settings without entering the BIOS or changing hardware jumpers.

NVIDIA NVMixer Application
Completely control all aspects of the NVIDIA nForce audio experience—including volume adjustment, recording options, and speaker configuration—through easy-to-follow wizards.

 AGP Graphics Interface
Offers the option to upgrade to a higher performance graphics add-in card. The second-generation nForce2 architecture delivers both an AGP 8X and AGP 4X graphics interface, with the first-generation providing AGP 4X support.

 Digital Visual Interface (DVI) Support
Broad TMDS transmitter support for maximum flat panel compatibility.

 Video Processing Engine (VPE)
Integrated high-definition Video Processing Engine delivers the highest quality DVD, video, and display output available in the market today. Integrated hardware MPEG2 decoder reduces CPU utilization for DVD playback to provide a longer viewing experience.

 HyperTransport Technology
A state of the art I/O bus interface, delivering the highest continuous throughput-800MB/s-between the nForce platform processors. Ensures data and information are relayed through the system as quickly as possible. For AMD platform support only.

 NVIDIA Native Gigabit Ethernet
The industry’s fastest Gigabit Ethernet performance eliminates network bottlenecks and improves overall system efficiency and performance.

 Serial ATA
Next-generation storage technology enables easy-to-install, high-performance, low-power hard drives.

 NVIDIA Firewall Technology
A high-performance, hardware-optimized firewall, NVIDIA Firewall protects your PC from intruders by filtering unauthorized traffic. Integrated into NVIDIA nForce3 and nForce2 MCPs with NVIDIA Gigabit Ethernet, it provides professional-grade traffic inspection capabilities, advanced management features--remote access, configuration, and monitoring--and is easy to use and setup via a user-friendly wizard.