When we tested FIC's original nForce2 SPP motherboard the FIC AU11, we were extremely impressed with what we saw but found to be "bare" in terms of features. Well FIC must have taken our words to heart because their newly revised AU13 is much more "future friendly". With the nForce2 chipset now mature and extremely stable, it's obvious that anyone contemplating purchasing an AMD based system or new motherboard should only go with nVIDIA.
nVIDIA certainly has learned a lot in a very short amount of time considering that the original nForce chipset fizzled due to delay after delay. It's an easy bet that nVIDIA was not about to make the same mistake when the nForce2 (Crush 18) was released.
Even though the nForce2 was delayed a few months when it was eventually released, the chipset was heads and shoulders above anything else on the market. In fact, nVIDIA's performance lead is so high that even VIA's up coming KT400A chipset cannot match the nForce2 in terms of performance or features - price is altogether different matter though. That performance lead over basically unreleased chipsets certainly says a lot about the nForce2 which has already been around with us officially for six months!
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