NVIDIA announced today the introduction of an Integrated Graphics chipset for the AMD Athlon 64 processor. The GeForce 6100, the new NVIDIA chipset, brings a number of firsts to the market. According to NVIDIA:
  • The GeForce 6100 series is the first 90nm GPU to hit the market.
  • The nForce 400 series Southbridges, which are combined with the 6100 Northbridge, are the first NVIDIA chips to support Azalia (HD Audio).
  • The GeForce 6100 is the first to support high-definition video while still providing customers the ability to offer component-out, composite-out and S-Video-out jacks right on the backplane.
  • First UMA (memory sharing) solution to support both DirectX 9.0 and Shader Model 3.
  • Optimized for digital media applications such as Daz Studio and Pinnacle Studio 10, along with mainstream games such as Sims2 and Lego Star Wars.
  • Boards are all micro-ATX, and many manufacturers plan living room/convergence boxes that look more like video/hifi components than computers.
Chipsets are now available to OEMs for board manufacturing and system building. Motherboards and Systems should be available for sale in early October.

The GeForce 6100 Family
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  • R3MF - Tuesday, September 20, 2005 - link

    fantastic news. :D Reply
  • R3MF - Tuesday, September 20, 2005 - link

    now lets see who produces a board with a DVI vga output................ Reply
  • Brunnis - Tuesday, September 20, 2005 - link

    Looks great! Nice that Nvidia seem dedicated to the AMD platform. Stuff like this make for great budget systems and HTPCs. :) Reply
  • rqle - Tuesday, September 20, 2005 - link

    yeah, i really wish they took out those printer ports and even the keyboard/mice PS/2 ports. The DVI port is great but the other ports I can do without. If it really necessary to have those PS/2 ports ill pay an extra $3-5 bux for those add-on USB to PS/2 ports. Actually i preferred ALL future boards to go this route. Dont see why they cant make legacy ports an addon based either by charging a little more or making it a separate add-on to buy separately. Both works for me. Reply

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