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CeBIT Hannover 2005 (Part 2)
By CPU-zilla
Category : Events
Published by Vijay Anand on Monday, 14th March, 2005

We continue our detailed coverage of CeBIT Hannover 2005 with NVIDIA's latest announcement of their latest nForce4 SLI chipset for the Intel platform, known as nForce4 SLI Intel Edition. At their booth, we also saw SLI demos of their new graphics cards with a stunning 512MB of video frame buffer.

NVIDIA's booth.

NVIDIA proudly displayed most of their partner’s motherboards and graphics cards on the wall outside their booth.

Here, you can see a lot of current notebooks utilizing their mobile GeForce Go 6xxx series of GPUs. An impressive display, and of course, to show that they are not falling behind their competitor in terms of product acceptance and market share.

Although the MXM technology was introduced quite a while back, they are still trying to grow this mobile graphics interface standard. According to some manufacturers, the MXM standard is often avoided due to its requirement for space, often slightly increasing the notebook's thickness. Still, it does find its space in certain enthusiast notebooks, especially desktop replacements meant for hardcore mobile gamers. As shown above, the MXM card fits nicely into the notebook's motherboard, much like a WLAN mini-PCI card, or a SO-DIMM.

Some of NVIDIA's partners are already developing MXM cards and NVIDIA showcased PixelView's latest GeForce Go 6800 MXM card at their booth.

For gamers, who could resist trying their hands on an SLI system? Here, NVIDIA displayed their latest SLI system for the Intel Pentium 4 platform. Finally, nForce4 has arrived for gamers on the Intel platform.

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