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NVIDIA MCP71-S available within 1-2 weeks

Posted on Thursday, September 25 2008 @ 00:06:02 CEST by

FUD Zilla reports NVIDIA has finally rolled out the MCP7A-S chipset for the Intel platform. Motherboards based on this chip should be available by late September or early October, but the site claims the chip will lack support for Hybrid Power.
Either Intel didn’t want Nvidia to have it, or more likely Nvidia couldn’t get the drivers right. We’ve seen Hybrid Power back at CeBIT, but it took a while to shut down the discrete graphics card; and it was rather annoying to see the Vista rotating circle and not being able to do anything for this five to ten seconds until the graphics were transferred to IGP. Either way, you won’t have Hybrid Power support on this chipset.

The chipset supports all dual, single and quad-cores that can fit to LGA 775 socket. The chipset supports FSB 1333 CPUs or slower, DDR2 800 memory and, depending on the manufacturer, a few PCI slots, some PCIe 1 to 4X slots and one PCIe 16X for graphics.

As it has a decent IGP core, the board has VGA, DVI and HDMI capability and it supports the PureVideo HD feature.



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