Feeds
60%

Nvidia GeForce 7150/nForce 630i integrated chipset

Biostar's TF7150U-M7 mobo for Intel CPUs arrives

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Once we'd installed the drivers the CPU fan continued to roar along at full speed so we tried Biostar's Fan Control for T utility, which looks like a Windows version of the fan control in the BIOS. However, it too didn't make any noticeable difference.

It was hard to get much information about the motherboard and graphics as Nvidia's nTune 5 utility didn't recognise the chipset, and the third-party CPU-Z tool also kept its cards close to its chest. However, 3DMark06 made it clear that the GeForce 7100 graphics fully supports DirectX 9.0c and Shader Model 3.

We tested the Biostar back-to-back with an Abit F-190HD mobo, which sports an AMD ATI Radeon X1250 graphics core. This is based on Radeon X700 technology, so it only supports Shader Model 2.0, and CPU support tops out at a 1066MHz FSB. However, the performance of the competing chipsets is very similar.

PCMark05 Benchmark Results

Biostar TF7150U-M7 - PCMark05
Longer bars are better

What Nvidia has added is a small but important step up in graphics quality along with digital outputs for the integrated graphics that seem ideal for Media Center duties.

Website security in corporate America

Next page: Verdict

More from The Register

next story
Man buys iPHONE 6 and DROPS IT to SMASH on PURPOSE
Yarrrgh! 'Tis Antipodean insanity, ye crazy swab
Oi, Tim Cook. Apple Watch. I DARE you to tell me, IN PERSON, that it's secure
State attorney demands Apple CEO bows the knee to him
4K-ing excellent TV is on its way ... in its own sweet time, natch
For decades Hollywood actually binned its 4K files. Doh!
Your chance to WIN the WORLD'S ONLY HANDHELD ZX SPECTRUM
Reg staff not allowed to enter, god dammit
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Monitors monitor's monitoring finds touch screens have 0.4% market share
Not four. Point four. Count yer booty again, Microsoft
DARPA-backed jetpack prototype built to make soldiers run faster
4 Minute Mile project hatched to speed up tired troops
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.