Nvidia extends nForce 3 Go family to ultra portables
Nvidia yesterday rolled out its latest chipset, the South Bridge-only nForce 3 Go 120, a low-end version of the nForce 3 Go 150 chipset launched last month.
And just as the 150 is targeted at a specific processor family - AMD's Mobile Athlon 64 - so the 120 is pitched at Transmeta's Efficeon chip, also formally launched yesterday.
It provides an Ethernet controller for 10/100Mbps wired connections, plus HomePNA support and modem connectivity via the AC'97 six-channel, 20-bit sound system . It has single USB 2.0 and dual USB 1.1 controllers, together supporting up to six USB ports. S/P DIF Digital audio output is supported too, for stereo of Dolby AC-3. A PCI controller and a pair of dual-channel ATA-133 drive controllers completes the spec.
Fabbed at 150nm, the 120 is offered in a 22 x 22mm FBGA package, which Nvidia said makes the part particularly suitable for ultra-portable systems. ®