Media and Communications Processor (MCP)

Part of the NVIDIA nForce and nForce2 platform processing architectures, the MCP replaces the “Southbridge” of traditional motherboard architectures. The MCP (including the MCP-D and MCP-T) delivers the most complete suite of integrated networking and communications devices including Ethernet, HomePNA 2.0, IEEE-1394a/FireWire(R) port, and up to six USB ports. In addition, the integrated audio processing unit (APU) provides support for Dolby(R) Digital 5.1 encoding.