Nvidia's first Intel platform IGP (integrated graphics processor) chipset GeForce 7050 nForce 630i (MCP 73) was originally scheduled to launch in May this year, but with the chipset still in the pre-production stages, a shipping date still remains unclear, according to sources at motherboard makers.The MCP73 chipset is made on the 80nm process and has a GeForce 7050 graphics core. It supports DirectX 9.0c, SM 3.0 and HDMI/HDCP but it's major weakness is the single-channel memory support.
Nvidia plans to send MCP 73 engineering samples to motherboard makers for testing in the next few days, according to the sources, who pointed out that if Nvidia can release a final version before the end of June, then the MCP 73 chipset can be expected to launch in August. However, if the chipset still remains in testing, not only would the chipset miss the peak sales season, motherboard makers could also lose interest.
NVIDIA MCP 73 launch details still a mystery
Posted on Tuesday, Jun 26 2007 @ 20:10 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck