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It's no great surprise to anyone that Nvidia's preparing a chipset that will work with AMD's upcoming HyperTransport 3 processors and Socket AM2+ bus, but according to the latest leak the part's codenamed MCP72 and it's a single-chip part.

According to a Dailytech report, the third key feature is PCI Express 2.0 support - again, that won't shock anyone, PCIe 2.0 having been formally released to hardware vendors last month.

AM2+ is due to debut in Q3 with the K8L generation of Athlons and Semprons, codenamed 'Agena', 'Kuma', 'Rana' and 'Spica', it's said. That provides the most likely timeframe for MCP72's arrival.

SANS - Survey on application security programs

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