NVIDIA Readies New Single-chip GeForce 6150 Update
Anh Tuan Huynh
February 14, 2007 12:01 AM
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The GeForce 6150 and nForce 430 is updated as "MCP68" GeForce 7050 and nForce 630a, now a single-chip design
NVIDIA has another chipset in the works – the
GeForce 7050 and nForce 630a
, also known as
. The new GeForce 7050 and nForce 630a will arrive in time to compete with AMD’s upcoming
hit a snag
and has yet to launch in mass quantities unfortunately.
Although the GeForce 7050 and nForce 630a appears to be a brand new chipset, its feature-set is similar to current GeForce 6150 and nForce 430 offerings. It does feature a GeForce 7-series derived graphics core, as with the
series, though the
-family carries the GeForce 6100 moniker.
NVIDIA’s new GeForce 7050 integrated graphics core features native HDMI and DVI support. Integrated HDCP keys allow the GeForce 7050-series to display protected video content, when connected to an HDCP compliant display of course. PureVideo HD video processing is supported for hardware acceleration of VC-1 and H.264 video formats. It is up to motherboard manufactures to decide the video output capabilities of a GeForce 7050 IGP based motherboard though.
Although GeForce 7050 and nForce 630a based motherboards feature a GeForce 7-series IGP, there is still plenty of expansion options such as a single full-speed PCIe x16 slot. Other notable features of the GeForce 7050 and nForce 630a combination include dual-channel DDR2-533/667/800 support, PCIe x1 & PCI slots, high-definition audio, ten USB 2.0, four SATA 3.0Gbps ports with RAID and Gigabit Ethernet.
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RE: This reminds me of GF4MX...
2/14/2007 8:17:22 AM
The thing is, is that there is no real difference between the GeForce 6 architecture and the GeForce 7; they have basically identical feature-sets. At launch the GF7 appeared to introduce transparency anti-aliasing which the GF6 did not support, but it turned out the GF6 also supported transparency AA once they enabled it in the 91.47 and later drivers. As such, GeForce 6 and 7 cards should really all be grouped together as the GeForce 6/7 generation and only differentiated by performance.
So whether they call it the GeForce 6100 or 7050 is irrelevant as they both mean the same thing; a very low performance model of the GF6/7 generation. At least they lowered the model number from x100 to x050 when they moved it from the GF6 to the GF7 group.
RE: This reminds me of GF4MX...
2/14/2007 1:04:37 PM
geforce7 runs cooler (many don't even have fans) and has h264 acceleration, a very important feature.
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