nVidia's 'Crush' is getting closer
Already last week it was speculatively assumed that nVidia will officially present its first integrated mainboard chipset, the 'Crush', at the beginning of June at Computex. These rumors now seem to be coming true. However, doubts about the exact features of the Crush 11 and 12 have suddenly arisen. A GeForce 2 MX is still supposed to provide up-to-date graphics output, but previous announcements that only the 12 series would support DDR RAM, but now both chips should be able to address the fast memory technology.
The Crush 12 will have a 128-bit memory interface instead of a (normal) 64-bit memory interface. Since these dimensions are theoretically only possible with today's memory standards in parallel operation of two 64 modules, nVidia's final implementation of these features is still a mystery. The first mainboards with a Crush 12 chipset are the Abit NV7, the Abit NV22, the Gigabyte GA -7NIM and the MSI MS-6367. The first series boards should be in stores as early as the 3rd quarter of 2001.