accoring to rumors nVidia nForce4 Ultra designed for Amd Athlon 64 FX -55 is going to be lauinched next year in feb or march and Intel not behind will launch its 64-bit processor with x86-64 extension ie Intel Pentium 4 64-bit EE 3.6 Ghz next year in feb or march. Is the clash going to be interesting and how it will agffect us.??? 8) let's seeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee nVidia nForce 4 is two chip solution with support PCI-E and DDR2 and it will also feature Sound Storm 2 which was their in nForce and was liked by all audio enthusiast as it had the capability to convert and audio signal into digital AC-3. Sound Storm 2 will certainly beat Intel HD Audio. As The HyperTransport Link in AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 would be 3000MT/s(ie 2GHz). Here one thing should be clearly noted HyperTransport Bus is completely different from Front Side Bus Speed. nForce 4 will support 2Ghz HyperTransport and processor will feature 128-bit DDR2 memory controller in-built. With 2MB L2 Cache AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 will certainly start performing really nicely.nForce 4 will also have support for 8 SATA channels and support for 2 Graphics Card and a improved hardware firewall which has been promoted desperately by nVidia. Lets See what's there for Intel 925X-64 Its basically renovation of Intel 925X chipset and has some added features like 2 onboard SATA controller suppoting 8 SATA devices. Apart from this support for IDE devices would just be for name with only a single channel. With support for 64bit processing, it can have Intel pentium 4 64-bit Extreme Edition 3.6GHz. Moreover Prescott processors with 64-bit functionality is gonna have 2MB L2 cache and Extereme Edition are Gonna have 1MB L2 Cache and 3MB L3 Cache and support for 1066Mhz from 800MHz FSB which was a bottleneck in utilising PCI-E and DDR2 to its fullest.