Media and Communications Processor targets x86 PC platforms.

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Targeted for gaming applications and able to utilize power of up to 4 GeForce GPUs, nForce 590 SLI MCP supports up to 6 SATA 3 Gb/sec hard drives and array of RAID configurations, including dual RAID 5 support on single controller. It offers DualNet technology with dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, TCP/IP offload, and bandwidth teaming capability. LinkBoost(TM) technology increases PCIe bus speeds on motherboard when LinkBoost-enabled GPUs are installed.

Original Press Release:

NVIDIA® Delivers the Foundation for the Ultimate Gaming Platform - the NVIDIA nForce® 590 SLI MCP

New NVIDIA Media and Communications Technology Sets the Bar in Innovation, Performance, and Features for Today's Enthusiast PCs

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 23 /-- NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphic processor technologies, continues to redefine the PC as the ultimate gaming platform with the introduction today of the new NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI media and communications processor (MCP), a high-performance motherboard solution for the latest and upcoming x86 PC platforms, including those based on socket AM2 processors by AMD.

Forming the ultimate foundation for today's fastest and most feature-rich enthusiast motherboards, the NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP, which was built and designed from the ground up for enthusiasts by enthusiasts, can utilize the power of up to one, two, or even four NVIDIA GeForce GPUs for extreme high-definition gaming. Architected for maximum motherboard performance, the NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP provides enthusiasts with an unprecedented level of features designed specifically for gaming, including:
-- Complete overclocking solution -- super-fast silicon with additional clock headroom and the tools to do it, including enthusiast BIOSes and the NVIDIA nTune software application (
-- NVIDIA FirstPacket(TM) -- optimized networking technology that gives higher priority to network game traffic, resulting in lower ping counts for better online gaming experiences
-- NVIDIA LinkBoost(TM) technology(i) -- automatically increases PCIe bus speeds on the motherboard when LinkBoost-enabled GPUs, such as the NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GTX, are installed
-- SLI-Ready Memory -- the first core-logic solution to take advantage of the new Enhanced Performance Profiles (EPP) memory specification, unlocking even higher levels of memory DIMM performance
-- Advanced NVIDIA DualNet technology with dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, TCP/IP offload, and bandwidth teaming capability -- ideal for LAN party game servers and file sharing servers
-- Massive storage with support for up to 6 SATA 3Gb/sec hard drives and a dizzying array of RAID configurations including the industry's first dual RAID 5 support on a single controller

"NVIDIA nForce-based motherboards continually are some of the top-selling products we offer on," said Carl Fiorentino, President of "Clearly, NVIDIA has a direct pulse to the enthusiast communities, and we are excited about the features and performance NVIDIA has brought to the table once again with their new NVIDIA nForce 500 line-up. We are confident enthusiasts will be putting motherboards based on the NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP at the very top of their wish lists."

"NVIDIA nForce-based motherboards have been Falcon's platform of choice for high performance systems for years now, and with the new NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP, it's clear that NVIDIA hasn't relinquished the leadership position," said Kelt Reeves, president of Falcon Northwest. "For the ultimate gaming platform, your best choice is to build a system around an NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP-based motherboard and a pair of NVIDIA GeForce SLI-Ready graphics cards. With a widescreen monitor, you can bump your resolution up to 2560 x 1600 and turn all the eye-candy on, completely changing your gaming experience!"

Consumers interested in purchasing NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP-based products can visit their favorite online or retail establishments and look for products from a variety of system builders and motherboard manufacturers, including Abit, Aopen, Asrock, ASUSTeK, BFG, Biostar, DFI, ECS, eVGA, Foxconn, Gigabyte, Jetway, MSI, Shuttle, and others.

For further information on the NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP or the entire top-to-bottom NVIDIA nForce 500 product family, please visit

NVIDIA Corporation is the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies. The Company creates innovative, industry-changing products for computing, consumer electronics, and mobile devices. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. For more information, visit

CONTACT: Bryan Del Rizzo of NVIDIA Corporation, +1-408-486-2772, or

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