Op Raging Bull meldt iemand uit, naar zijn zeggen, betrouwbare bron vernomen te hebben, dat NVidia's nieuwe chipsets, de nForce 220 en 420, later op de markt zullen komen dan oorspronkelijk gepland was. De oorzaak zou onder andere liggen bij problemen met te lage yields. Verder zouden de chipsets nog de nodige wijzigingen ondergaan. Zo is er sprake van het verwijderen van de hardware-matige ondersteuning van 4-kanaals geluid, wat vervangen zou worden door software-matige support:
I just got a email from one of our engineers who's attending the platform conference.
nForce 220 will not be shipping as we sampled it. They have removed the 4 channel sound and put software sound in instead. He's trying to confirm what else has been removed.
nForce 420 is being redesigned. The sampling and production stuff we have is from a very limited batch of wafers. He doesn't have anything on what will still be included or what will be removed. The only thing that he could tell me is the yields were low on the stuff we had seen.
It looks like we got excited about stuff that won't see market in the form we tested it in.
To say that I'm dissapointed would be to put it mildly. We have wasted a lot of time on stuff that won't make next year's market.
SanderB stuurde ons de link, waarvoor dank.