Nvidia GeForce 7050 motherboard pictured

— 10:40 AM on February 28, 2007

The folks at VR-Zone have come upon some pictures of a motherboard based on the Nvidia MCP68 chipset for AMD Socket AM2 processors. The MCP68 is expected to see the light of day under the GeForce 7050 moniker and to bring support for HDMI video output and HDCP encryption to Nvidia's integrated graphics chipset lineup. Nvidia will officially unveil the GeForce 7050 at the CeBit trade show next month, and it should compete against AMD's new 690G, which also features HDMI and HDCP support.

VR-Zone's pictures originate from a Chinese website and depict a fairly standard-looking micro-ATX board. The MCP68 appears to be a single-chip solution, and it's cooled only by a relatively low-profile passive copper heatsink. Even though the chipset is expected to support HDMI video output, the board in question—an OEM solution from a company called CTHIM—only has VGA and DVI video outputs. Nonetheless, the mobo features a PCI Express x16 slot, four 300MB/s Serial ATA ports, and Gigabit Ethernet.

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