NVIDIA's GeForce 6100 and 6150 chipsets

Posted on Tuesday, September 20 2005 @ 15:56 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
I just reported about NVIDIA's new integrated graphics GeForce 6100 chipset and minutes later I found a bunch more information about this chipset, along with the GeForce 6150 chipset, over at Tech-Report!

The GeForce 6150 northbridge is equipped with a TV encoder, DVD support and component output and seems to be meant for home theater and media PCs, while the GeForce 6100 is aimed at entry-level systems.

  GeForce 6150 GeForce 6100
TV encoder Yes No
TMDS/DVI output Yes No
Graphics clock 475MHz 425MHz
MPEG2/WMV9 playback HD 720p/1080i SD
Video scaling High quality (5x4) Basic (2x2)
PCI Express slots 1 x PCI-E x16
2 x PCI-E x1
1 x PCI-E x16
1 x PCI-E x1

Both the GeForce 6100 and GeForce 6150 northbridges are made on a 90nm process and can be bundled with either the nForce 430 or nForce 410 southbridges. Both southbridges are part of the nForce 4 family and feature 1.6GB/s HyperTransport chipset interconnect and support for 300MB/s Serial ATA. One of the changes is that NVIDIA upgraded the audio from AC'97 to Intel's High Definition Audio standard.

nForce 430 nForce 410
Serial ATA ports 4 2
RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5 0, 1
Ethernet 10/100/1000 10/100
ActiveArmor Yes No

The first systems based on these chips can be expected by the end of the month and system builders and OEMs will release products based on these chips by early October. We can also expect lots of GeForce 6150 powered media boxes.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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