AMD Zone has the first tests of the nForce 430 and GeForce 6150 combo using the new Foxconn 6150K8MA-8EKRS Socket 939 integrated video motherboard. They compare it head to head with the Xpress 200 integrated ATI demo board to see who is the king of integrated video 3D performance.
Just one week ago Nvidia lifted the embargo on their new line of AMD integrated chipsets which marks their first such product since the nForce 2 IGP. During their absence ATI has cleaned up on the IGP market for AMD desktops and laptops as you can clearly see when you look at retail products in a store near you. Now Nvidia is poised to challenge ATI with not one chip, but 4 different products. The nForce 430 and 410, and the GeForce 6100 and 6150 are aimed at the budget to HTPC market. We extensively previewed these new offerings here if you want the full details. Today we are primarily concerned about the graphics performance of the 430 as the merits of the other components are previously known. The 430 enjoys a 50MHz clock advantage at 475MHz, and also supports TV encoding, DVI, HD playback, and high quality video scaling that the 410 lacks. IT also enjoys a clock rate advantage of 175MHz over the Xpress 200 solution. Check it out over at AMDZone.