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Old 04-11-07, 11:10 AM   #1
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Default Not much news on the MCP73 or MCP68

Anyone know when these two nvidia boards might actually be available?

MCP73 is the Intel one and MCP68 is the AMD one.

I look forward to replacing the mobo in my media center pc with one of these bad boys...integrated HDMI with HDCP support and a good gpu. MMMMMMmmmmm.....


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The mGPU is a new class of Motherboard GPUs as they were defined by NVIDIA, and the GeForce 7050-630a is one of the company's initiatives. It features the 7050 IGP, on-board HDMI interface, the NVIDIA PureVideo engine with HD H.264 video processing and the NVIDIA nForce 630a core logic.

The IGP uses DirectX 9.0C with Shader Model 3.0 and supports a maximum resolution of 1920x1440@75Hz. The chipset supports AMD AM2 processors, with four 240-pin 1.8V DDR2-533/667/800 dual channel architecture and a maximum of 16GB of memory can be installed.

But NVIDIA is cashing in from both sides by having an mGPU platform for Intel processors, the GeForce 7050/nForce 630i. This has the same main benefits as the AMD version, with, of course, support
http://news.softpedia.com/news/NVIDI...0A-49502.shtml
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Old 04-13-07, 12:54 PM   #2
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I also just read about the MCP79.

Anyone have any good info about these guys? I would prefer to have an nVidia mobo (want Intel CPU), but if ATI seems to have their act together while nVidia is playing catch up.

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Analyst claims that Nvidia is close to releasing low-cost chipsets targeting Intel processors gained weight this week when Far Eastern moles detailed the single-chip products' - said to be codenamed 'MCP73' and 'MCP79' - specifications.

The MCP73 is said to support a 1,066MHz frontside bus and can host a single-channel 667MHz DDR memory bus, a Chinese-language report at HKEPC states. The part has a GeForce 7-class GPU on board, supporting H.264 decoding and HD output at 720p. The MCP73 also supports HDMI.

The single-chip chipset will host up to four 3Gbps SATA drives and a single parallel ATA peripheral. It can run up to ten USB ports and has Gigabit Ethernet on board. Its audio capabilities remain unknown.

While the MCP73 is said to be fabbed at 80nm - the same process ATI was recently claimed to be using for its RS690 Intel-oriented chipset - its successor, the MCP79, is claimed to be in line for 55nm production. Less is known about the MCP79, but it's said to contain a GeForce 8-class GPU to allow it to support DirectX 10. It too will host HDMI ports and HD resolutions of up to 1080i. It will connect to the CPU over a 1,333MHz FSB, the report claims.

The MCP73 is said be scheduled to ship in sample quantities in Q1 2007, followed by mass-production in Q2. The MCP79 won't sample until Q4, with volume output kicking off in Q1 2008.
http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2006/12..._details_leak/

Wouldn't that be the perfect Home Theatre mobo? Mmmm...integrated HDMI with 1080i support...and sound passed through the same connector.
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Old 04-13-07, 01:02 PM   #3
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why only up to 1080i?
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Old 04-14-07, 03:39 AM   #4
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It's weaker then a 7300GS so i would say it is not powerful enough for over 1080i.
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Old 04-17-07, 09:29 AM   #5
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why only up to 1080i?

That is out the HDMI port. HDMI is only rated up to 1080i (1920 x 1080), from what I can find. It is meant for the HTPC crowd and can send full HD to your TV.

It will be fully HDMI 1.3 compliant, meaning it can send both video and audio over the HDMI port. That way, you can have one cable from the HTPC to the receiver/amplifier and send both uncompressed video and audio.
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Old 04-17-07, 01:02 PM   #6
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That is out the HDMI port. HDMI is only rated up to 1080i (1920 x 1080), from what I can find. It is meant for the HTPC crowd and can send full HD to your TV.
The poster is referring to the lack of 1080p output. HDMI supports 1080p out no problem.
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Old 04-19-07, 09:08 AM   #7
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The poster is referring to the lack of 1080p output. HDMI supports 1080p out no problem.

Ahh...my bad. Was typing one thing and thinking another...while reading a third!

Yeah, probably due to the power of the GPU.

Is P noticably better than I?

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If you're a gamer, then there is a difference, as 1080p/60 from a computer can be 60 different frames per second (instead of 24 different frames per second doubled and tripled, as with movie content). It is unlikely that native 1080p/60 content will ever be broadcast or distributed in wide numbers. The reasons for this are too numerous to get into here, but I list them in my follow-up blog.

So Don't Worry (Or Only Worry a Little)
Without question, it would be better if all TVs accepted a 1080p input. (Read that again before you start sending your e-mails.) What I hope this article points out is that, if you have a 1080p TV that only accepts 1080i, you're not missing any resolution from the Blu-ray or HD DVD source. If a TV doesn't correctly deinterlace 1080i, on the other hand. . .well, that's a different article
http://www.hometheatermag.com/gearworks/1106gear/
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NVIDIA needs to catch up. ATi already has a chipset available and Abit has put out a product based on it with HDMI built right into the motherboard.

http://www.abit-usa.com/products/mb/...es=1&model=339

Nice HTPC motherboard.
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Old 04-22-07, 04:21 PM   #9
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NVIDIA needs to catch up. ATi already has a chipset available and Abit has put out a product based on it with HDMI built right into the motherboard.

http://www.abit-usa.com/products/mb/...es=1&model=339

Nice HTPC motherboard.

I like the nVidia PureVideo over the ATI AVIVO. That board looks sweet, though!

I plan on replacing my HTPC mobo, ram, and cpu, as well as my TV. I will pass all via HDMI 1.3 to the TV, then digital audio to my existing surround sound receiver out to my 6.1 speakers.

I just might start now!
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Old 04-23-07, 03:12 PM   #10
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NVIDIA needs to catch up. ATi already has a chipset available and Abit has put out a product based on it with HDMI built right into the motherboard.

http://www.abit-usa.com/products/mb/...es=1&model=339

Nice HTPC motherboard.
It is only HDMI 1.2. It will not be able to do deep color and cannot pass full audio and video uncompressed.

Oh well. I will keep looking.
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