Friday, September 12th 2008

NVIDIA to Embed GeForce 9400 GT into MCP7A Series IGP

It is becoming a market trend of people avoiding entry-level discrete graphics alotgether to either choose a low-mid graphics card or settle for motherboards with integrated graphics to suit their needs, with that segment of buyers. Both NVIDIA and AMD that have chipset divisions sought to capitalize on this with releasing integrated graphics laden system chipsets, the only difference being that NVIDIA makes them for both AMD and Intel CPU platforms. With AMD platform, NVIDIA already has a dominating market position while it tries to catch up with Intel's homegrown chipsets in its plaform.

Towards the end of this month, NVIDIA could release a new chipset called MCP7A that aims to compete with AMD's recent 780G and 790GX IGPs that took IGP performance to the next level. The MCP7A comes with the GeForce 9400 GT graphics core embedded. The chipset comes in two variants: MCP7A-U and MCP7A-S. The former has GeForce 9400 GT in specifications and speeds identical to the discrete GPU, while the latter has a slightly toned down variant of the same GPU in terms of clock speeds, called GeForce 9300. The difference between the two is that the 9300 will be clocked at 450MHz and 1200MHz (core, shader) compared to the 9400 GT in its reference specs. of 580MHz, 1500MHz (core, shader).Source: DigiTimes
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8 Comments on NVIDIA to Embed GeForce 9400 GT into MCP7A Series IGP

#1
xfire
Will it have dedicated memory like 790GX?
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#2
cool_recep
To compete with AMD, it must have :D.
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jbunch07
by: xfire
Will it have dedicated memory like 790GX?
Im sure it will, If they are trying to compete with AMD, it would be a smart choice.
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tkpenalty
by: jbunch07
Im sure it will, If they are trying to compete with AMD, it would be a smart choice.
But its not a smarter choice :laugh:
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#5
xfire
One more advantage AMD's chip has is OC'ing ability.
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btarunr
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by: xfire
One more advantage AMD's chip has is OC'ing ability.
If you're talking about ACC, no. 790 GX comes with a companion SB 750 that features ACC, but the MCP7A is more of competition to 780G. Neither come with ACC support. I'm yet to see a 780G + SB 750 board. They come with SB 700 (no ACC). Besides, MCP7A is an Intel chipset.
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jbunch07
by: tkpenalty
But its not a smarter choice :laugh:
I was hoping someone would catch the reference. :)
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xfire
by: btarunr
If you're talking about ACC, no. 790 GX comes with a companion SB 750 that features ACC, but the MCP7A is more of competition to 780G. Neither come with ACC support. I'm yet to see a 780G + SB 750 board. They come with SB 700 (no ACC). Besides, MCP7A is an Intel chipset.
The article needs to mention that.
I'm talking about the newer chips that are supposed let you OC the phenom better.
and everyone seems to have forgotten the all important question, Does it play Crysis?:)
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