Wednesday, October 15th 2008

MSI MCP7A-S Motherboards Pictured

MCP7A series are one of NVIDIA's first nForce chipsets for the Intel platform with a monolithic design. The chipset isn't split-up into northbridge and southbridge anymore. This space-saving design is supposed to be very economical for the company to produce, and for motherboard vendors to come out with attractively priced boards. The chipset embeds a GeForce 9300-class IGP, and supports energy efficient Hybrid SLI and GeForce Boost technologies. The IGP itself is DirectX 10 compliant, and supports Purevideo HD.

MSI on its part, seems to be ready with two such micro-ATX boards, as pictured by Fudzilla. The P7NGM-Digital (black PCB) is the higher end board, with HTPC-friendly features. It features an HDMI port, along with DVI and D-Sub ports for display. It features four DDR2 DIMM slots supporting DDR2-800 memory. It uses a 100% solid state capacitor design. The P7NGM-FI (red PCB) is the value offering, that aims to spread the GeForce advantage at a low price-point. It features two DIMM slots, a single D-Sub port, and solid capacitors restricted to the CPU and chipset power circuits.

Source: Fudzilla
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6 Comments on MSI MCP7A-S Motherboards Pictured

#1
Mussels
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well.... Nv has a new chipset.

lacking standalone digital output, and with Nvidia not including an audio device in the video card... this actually seems to be quite a failure for the HTPC crowd.
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#2
KBD
They combined SPP and MCP into 1 chip, wow!

Looks like nvidia is skipping the 8000 series IGP boards for intel and going straight for the 9000 series but the question is whther there will there be any 9000 series IGP boards for AMD?
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#3
Esse
by: KBD
They combined SPP and MCP into 1 chip, wow!

Looks like nvidia is skipping the 8000 series IGP boards for intel and going straight for the 9000 series but the question is whther there will there be any 9000 series IGP boards for AMD?
Guess you missed it. nVidia released the 8200/8300 IGP's for AMD boards.
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#4
spud107
yeah, and my nforce4 is mcp+spp combined too:) only one chip on my mobo.
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#5
KBD
by: Esse
Guess you missed it. nVidia released the 8200/8300 IGP's for AMD boards.
i know they made em for AMD. i said they skipped the 8000 series for intel, i'm hoping to see 9000 series for AMD
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#6
PCpraiser100
This is pretty cool, if they manage to get 2-way in Micro-ATX my jaw will drop. On the other hand, meh. I really like the value though, should be an eye catcher for budget gamers and media enthusiasts.
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