Nvidia set to shift GeForce 7-series to chipsets
The most powerful chipset from the family will be branded as Nvidia nForce 630i with GeForce 7050 (MCP73PV) and will support processors with 1333MHz PSB, single-channel DDR2 PC2-6400 (800MHz) memory as well as built-in DirectX 9.0 shader model 3.0 graphics core with DVI, D-Sub and HDMI outputs and HDCP. Other capabilities include support for four Serial ATA-300 ports with RAID capabilities, two Parallel ATA ports, Gigabit Ethernet, a PCI Express x16 and two PCI Express x1 slots for add-in cards as well as 10 USB 2.0 ports. It is interesting to note that according to sources close to the company, Nvidia?s forthcoming lineup of Intel-compatible chipsets will be positioned as the most cost-effective solutions for Intel platforms. The decision does seem to be wise as… Intel?s latest Graphics Media Accelerator 3500, the core inside Intel P35 chipset, already features support for Microsoft DirectX 10, shader model 4.0 and other high-end capabilities, yet, Intel has to enable them in drivers.