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Nvidia debuts GeForce 6100 and nForce 400 chipsets
Press release; Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES [Wednesday 21 September 2005]

Nvidia on September 20 unveiled the availability of its C51 core-logic motherboard solutions, the GeForce 6100-series integrated graphics processors (IGPs) and its nForce 400-series media and communications processors (MCPs). Motherboard makers Albatron and Biostar Microtech International were quick to announce new motherboards based on the chipsets.

Developed for AMD 64-based computing platforms, the Nvidia GeForce 6100 and nForce 400 series are expected to be available for system builders worldwide in October, said the company. With Nvidia’s DirectX 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 and PureVideo technology, the GeForce 6100 and 6150 IPUs deliver sufficient multimedia functionality to mainstream users, according to the company.

In line with the release from Nividia, Albatron announced its new KM51PV motherboard based on the new Nvidia chipsets. Taking advantage of Nvidia’s PureVideo Technology, the KM51PV is capable of delivering high quality DVD and MPEG playback with an optional PureVideo DVD decoder utility, according to Albatron. The company said that the KM51PV is scheduled to enter mass production in the mid October but a suggested retail price has not been set.

Biostar also debuted its new T-series motherboard that features Nvidia’s GeForce 6100 chipset family – the TForce 6100-939 – targeting the PC gaming and enthusiast markets. Last week, the company began volume shipments of the motherboard to Germany, Japan, and the US, said the company.

Albatron KM51PV and Biostar Tforce 6100-939 motherboard specifications

 

Albatron KM51PV

Biostar Tforce 6100-939

 

CPU

AMD Athlon 64/ Athlon 64 FX/ Athlon 64 X2

AMD Athlon 64/ Athlon 64 FX/ Athlon 64 X2, Sempron

HyperTransport link

1000 MT/s

2000 MT/s

Chipset

Nvidia Geforce 6150 + nForce 430

Nvidia GeForce 6100 + nForce 410

System memory

Dual-channel DDR 400 (up to 4GB).

Dual-channel DDR 333/400, four DDR DIMM memory slots (up to 4GB)

Graphics engine

Integrated 6150

Integrated 6100

Audio

Six-channel AC97

Six-channel ALC655

Expansion slots

PCIe 16x, PCIe 1x,

PCIe 16x, PCIe 1x

I/O connectors

DVI, D-Sub, TV out, HDTV ready connector (optional HDTV cable required), USB 2.0, four SATA II, SATA RAID 0.1&0+1

FDD, two IDE support to ATA 100/133, CD-in, two 3Gb/s SATA, S/PDIF (Sony Philips Digital Interface)-out, front audio header, parallel, serial port, VGA port, RJ-45 LAN jack, eight USB 2.0 ports (four rear USB 2.0, four front USB 2.0), line-out/ line-in/ mic, PS/2 mouse, PS/2 keyboard

Built-in LAN

Broadcom 10/100 PHY LAN.

Realtek RTL8201BL with integrated 10/100 transceiver

Dimensions

Micro ATX form factor

Micro ATX form factor: 24.5x24.45cm

Source: Company, compiled by DigiTimes, September 2005

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