The AMD motherboard market is currently dominated by NVIDIA and its nForce line of motherboards. Today, over 60% of the AMD motherboards sold are sold with NVIDIA chipsets, according to NVIDIA's last quarterly conference call. NVIDIA's domination of the market is mainly known in the press for their nForce 590 SLI, 680i and new 680a chipsets, making up the high-end chipsets.
However, motherboards, like video cards are sold in far greater numbers on the mainstream chipsets like the nForce 570 Ultra that powers today's motherboard review, the AF570+ Ultra. EPoX manufactures motherboards and is based primarily out of Taiwan as most of the major motherboard manufacturers are. It's the Holiday season in the United States and that means we're near the end of the year. Next year will be 2007 and that means that we'll likely see new chipsets for the new processors that will arrive next year, as AMD is moving towards a Flip Chip Socket for the rest of their CPUs not just the high-end FX-74.