“WE HAVE BEEN hearing rumours in the watery channel about NForce 3 for a while now, and they seem to whisper in our ear that the NForce 3 Ultra part is going to be unavailable from the beginning of March. The chip is currently in short supply, the voices tell us, because of alleged yield problems – and is soon to disappear off the (road) map.
We’ve had reliable sources telling us that the Ultra is no more, although partners will still be able to buy NForce 3 250GB parts. However, we’ve had reports from some partners that they haven’t been told anything by Nvidia, and are still shifting decent numbers of the Ultra part. Not everyone wants to move to PCI Express just yet, they say.”