Nvidia intros GeForce 7 motherboard GPUs for Intel

Back at Computex, we spotted a number of prototype motherboards based on an Nvidia MCP73 integrated graphics chipset for Intel processors. Nvidia has now officially launched the chipset as part of a GeForce 7 "motherboard GPU" series.

The GPU series includes four models: GeForce 7150, 7100, and 7050 graphics processors all paired with nForce 630i core logic, and a GeForce 7050 GPU with nForce 610i core logic. All four offerings support Intel's Core 2, Pentium, and Celeron processors, and their specifications look like so:

  GeForce 7150
nForce 610i
GeForce 7150
nForce 630i
GeForce 7100
nForce 630i
GeForce 7050
nForce 610i
Front side bus 1333MHz 1333MHz 1333MHz 1066MHz
Memory support DDR2-800 DDR2-800 DDR2-667 DDR2-667
GPU clock 600MHz+ 600MHz 500MHz 500MHz
PCI Express slots x16, x1 x16, x1 x16, x1 x8, x1
Serial ATA/IDE ports 4/2 4/2 4/2 4/2
RAID support 0, 1, 0+1, 5 0, 1, 0+1, 5 0, 1, 0+1, 5 0, 1
Ethernet speed 1Gb/s 1Gb/s 1Gb/s 100Mb/s
HDMI video output Yes Yes No No
DVI video output Yes Yes Yes No
Multi-display support Yes Yes Yes No

Nvidia says systems and motherboards based on those chipsets will be available "later this month" from companies including Abit, Asrock, Asus, Biostar, Colorful, ECS, EVGA, Foxconn, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Hassee, Inno3D, Jetway, J&W, Maxsun, MSI, Onda, Palit, PC Partner, PNY, Supox, Unika, XFX, and others.

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