In recent months, companies specializing in chipset manufacturing such as VIA and nVidia have "abandoned" all Athlon XP users in favor of Athlon 64 users and stopped renewing chipsets for previous-generation processors. There are quite a few reasons for this "abandonment", at the moment more and more people are also "abandoning" the Athlon XP series and moving to the new and better processors of AMD - 64-bit processors, with the transition also began the competition, what better chipset ? That of nVidia or rather of VIA? The network was flooded with reviews, comparisons and many cries for help in the various forums.
Although despite the advantage of developing chipsets from now on only for the Athlon 64, it seems that nVidia has not waited for its old customers who still use the Athlon XP series and has begun developing a new chipset for this series of processors as well. The new chipset has barely acclimatized to the market and the site - OverClockersClub has already received a board based on this kit for review.
nVidia has promised to improve and add a variety of options to this chipset and satisfy the users of Athlon XP, in its new chipset improved and added nVidia a variety of things - a number of new RAID options, hardware-based firewall, as well as NVMixer software developed specifically for sound enthusiasts In the software you can control everything related to the speakers and the sound card provided in the chipset. The new chipset has been compared to the previous version of the NForce 2 and unfortunately the kit performance has not increased significantly from the previous version.