Feeds

Next-gen Nvidia one-chip chipset gets PCI-E thumbs-up

MCP61 still due for August debut?

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Nvidia's upcoming MCP61 single-chip integrated chipset has been certified as being compatible with the PCI Express standard. The part's certification suggests it's finished and nearing shipment - indeed, the part has been rumoured to be scheduled for an August debut.

The chipset is expected to appear in three variants, the MCP61P, MCP61S and MCP61V. The first two are pitched at mainstream systems, while the V part, as its name suggests, is aimed at the value end of the market. It's anticipated the P and S variants will replace the current GeForce 6100, nForce 430 and nForce 410 chipsets by the Christmas sales season.

The MCP61P is believed to support a PCI Express x16 slot, two x1 slots, five PCI slots, four 3Gbps SATA ports, two parallel ATA drive links, Gigabit Ethernet, ten USB 2.0 ports, 7.1-channel HD audio, and digital video out. The MCP61S and MCP61V are said to lack digital video out, have just two SATA ports and support 10/100Mbps Ethernet. The S has PCI-E x8 for an optional external graphics card, but the V is integrated-only.

It isn't yet known what kind of GPU the MCP61 series contains.

The parts will go up against ATI's RC410/RC415 and RS600 chipsets. Incidentally, roadmap leaks suggest ATI will follow up the RC415 with the RC610 in Q4 2006/Q1 2007. ®

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
Fujitsu CTO: We'll be 3D-printing tech execs in 15 years
Fleshy techie disses network neutrality, helmet-less motorcyclists
Space Commanders rebel as Elite:Dangerous kills offline mode
Frontier cops an epic kicking in its own forums ahead of December revival
Intel's LAME DUCK mobile chips gobbled by CASH COW
Chipzilla won't have money-losing mobe unit to kick about anymore
First in line to order a Nexus 6? AT&T has a BRICK for you
Black Screen of Death plagues early Google-mobe batch
Ford's B-Max: Fiesta-based runaround that goes THUNK
... when you close the slidey doors, that is ...
Disturbance in the force lets phones detect gestures with Wi-Fi
These are the movement detection devices you're looking for
prev story

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
Go beyond APM with real-time IT operations analytics
How IT operations teams can harness the wealth of wire data already flowing through their environment for real-time operational intelligence.
Why CIOs should rethink endpoint data protection in the age of mobility
Assessing trends in data protection, specifically with respect to mobile devices, BYOD, and remote employees.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.