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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  • mja28 - Thursday, September 22, 2005 - link

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82...">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82... Reply
  • Visual - Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - link

    on page 2 you mention that "the most feature-laden combination" has a tv tuner.
    i can see in the table above it has something called "tv encoder", i thought its something to do with tv-out though, certainly not a tuner.

    i'd really like a cheap mobo with integrated tuner or atleast a video-in option, but i very much doubt anyone would release such a thing soon.
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  • Wesley Fink - Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - link

    I have changed "Tuner" to "Encoder" so there is no potential for misunderstanding. Thank you for pointing this out. Reply
  • Questar - Thursday, September 22, 2005 - link

    Proof reader on vacation again? Reply
  • Wesley Fink - Thursday, September 22, 2005 - link

    Proffreaders don't catch errors like Tuner instead of Encoder ot 2 instead of 4. These two were all me. Reply
  • Leper Messiah - Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - link

    Seems like a good board for a HTPC or a DC computer, as long as its cheap and OC's okay. Don't need L33t video for F@H. Reply
  • toyota - Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - link

    why does it sat Nvidia has 2 pipelines and ATI has 4????????? the following is from the article about the ATI chipsets here on Anandtech a few months ago:"Radeon Express 200G adds ATI's first DirectX 9 integrated graphics, which can be supported by both DVI (digital) and VGA (analog) outputs. The graphics core is a modified version of the discrete Radeon X300 core with only two rendering pipelines instead of four." so am i lost or does the ATI also just have 2? why has nobody else noticed this? Reply
  • Wesley Fink - Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - link

    We have corrected the review to reflect the fact that BOTH the new nVidia 6100 and the ATI Radeon Xpress 200 use 2 pixel pipelines. We apologize for any confusion we created, but the article now reflects the fact that both chipsets use 2 pipelines. Reply
  • Johnmcl7 - Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - link

    Nice one Wes, reads perfectly now, I agree four pipelines would have been a good move from Nvidia but I guess price is of the highest importance here...I remember with the RS300 with the IGP Radeon 9000, the whole motherboard was the same cost as a discrete GF4MX440/R9000.

    Let's see if this gets rid of bold...

    John Reply
  • Phiro - Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - link

    And we're still in bold! Reply

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