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New Nvidia Chipsets Tweak Athlon 64 Motherboards

nForce chipsets slated to feature integrated GeForce DirectX 9 and Shader Model 3.0 graphics technology for AMD Athlon 64 platforms.

Santa Clara-based graphics manufacturer Nvidia today announced new integrated graphics chipset offerings for systems based on the AMD Athlon 64 platform. The new chipsets, designed for AMD64 system motherboards, will pair an nForce 400 series MCP south bridge chip with a GeForce 6000-series north bridge that features integrated DirectX 9 and Shader Model 3.0 graphics.

Nvidia will offer two GeForce 6000 variations--the GeForce 6100 and the GeForce 6150--with different feature sets to bring DX9 graphics and two levels of video playback support to entry-level and mainstream AMD64 systems. 3D performance will be comparable--both chips will feature 2-pixel pipelines and a single vertex unit, but the GeForce 6150 will have a higher 475MHz clock speed compared to the GeForce 6100's 425MHz clock

News source: GameSpot

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