Nvidia looks like they are cooking up some wondrous goodies for us. As things stand now, there is talk of nForce 400 and GeForce 6100-based systems being made available for us by Oct of this year. Hey, works for me!
Nvidia Corp. paper launched the nForce 400 integrated chipset and GeForce 6100 GPU on Tuesday.
Nvidia said that nForce 400 and GeForce 6100-based systems will be available from worldwide system builders in October, and that full details would be provided then.
“Over the last few years, our discrete Nvidia nForce products have completely redefined the high-end enthusiast space, allowing us to achieve a significant market share position, but with this new product introduction we are focused on an equally important segment—the integrated mainstream market serviced most commonly with PC OEMs and system integrators,” said Drew Henry, general manager of platform product at Nvidia, in a statement. “We are confident that our new NVIDIA nForce 400 series of MCPs combined with our new GeForce 6100 series of GPUs will provide the only viable foundation for powering today’s digital media and high-definition video-centric PC platforms.”
Motherboard customers will include ASUSTeK, Biostar, Chaintech, DFI, ECS, Epox, Foxconn, Gigabyte, Jetway, MSI, and Shuttle. Support for high-definition video playback and output to high-definition televisions will be included, as well as DirectX 9.0 and Shader Model 3 and secure networking and secure storage.
Nvidia Pure Video technology will allow smooth playback of Windows Media 9 footage, the comapny said; ATI announced its own video branding initiative, “Avivo,” this week. [Read the rest]