NVIDIA will push its new Hybrid SLI technology by no longer making discrete chipsets. TG Daily heard from a NVIDIA PR manager that the nForce 790i Ultra SLI will be the last chipset from NVIDIA without integrated graphics:
Bryan Del Rizzo, Nvidia's PR manager for platform products told us that the company will be starting to implement graphics in chipsets by default beginning with the nForce 700-series for AMD. The manufacturer will be using the mGPU for HybridPower operation. “For example, the nForce 780a is a high-end motherboard with an integrated [graphics] core," Del Rizzo said.
Graphics chipset always has a low-end tone to it, but Nvidia’s announcement does not mean that the company will stop creating high-end chipsets, but rather work on expanding the power saving features of upcoming desktop and notebook parts.
The goal of this move is also to connect a display through DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort or a similar cable directly to the motherboard. One, two, three or four discrete GPUs would provide 3D performance when required.