NVIDIA's much delayed MCP7A or GeForce MCP 9300 and 9400 series of motherboard chipsets as it is officially known as now has just been released onto the market.
Designed mostly for small systems and HTPC based micro-ATX boards, both are to go up against AMD's 780G and 790GX chipset as well as Intel's G45 and NVIDIA's own GeForce 8300 chipset.
Boards based on these two new chips support Socket 775 Intel processors and include features such as CUDA, Hybrid SLI, PhysX and PureVideo HD. It will be very interesting to find out if these new chips are actually (and properly) able to output Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD as bit stream over the included HDMI port on supported motherboards. Do write in if you know anything about it.
ZOTAC has already sent in details about its GeForce 9300 motherboard (pictured above) and you can grab all the details over at the press release, which we uploaded here.
Our review sample got delayed in transit and our review will be online later this week but for now you can read the following reviews of the new chipsets:
- bit-tech 1 - chipset overview
- bit-tech 2 - Zotac motherboard
- The Tech Report
- Hot Hardware - 9300 and 9400
- HEXUS - MSI P7NGM Digital
- Bigbruin - ECS GF9300T-A Black Series
- AnandTech - GeForce 9300
- PC Perspective
- Hardware Secrets
We will update this list as more reviews come in - keep checking back!
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