GeForce 6100/nForce 430 to get a makeover

— 9:00 AM on February 14, 2007

Nvidia plans to rename its GeForce 6100 and nForce 430 integrated graphics chipset combo, according to a report by DailyTech. The site says the single-chip chipset, which is code-named MCP61P, will be re-introduced as the GeForce 7050 and nForce 630a combo. This move is supposedly an effort by Nvidia to prepare for competition from a yet-unannounced AMD RS690 chipset, which will also target the integrated graphics market.

Just like the current GeForce 6100/nForce 430, the "new" GeForce 7050/nForce 630a will sport DVI output, a full-bandwidth PCI Express x16 slot, four 300MB/s Serial ATA ports, two IDE channels, Gigabit Ethernet, and 10 USB ports. However, motherboard manufacturers will reportedly use the chipset's sDVO capability to implement HDMI output support, a feature absent from current GeForce 6100/nForce 430 offerings.

Update: DailyTech has updated its post to say the name change applies not to the GeForce 6100/nForce 405, but to the GeForce 6100/nForce 430.

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