Graphics chip maker Nvidia recently announced
their line of 400 series motherboard chipsets featuring integrated
GeForce 6100 and 6150 GPU's, capable of 1080i output without an
additional graphics card. With Nvidia's Pure Video technology,
they can process WMVHD and MPEG-2 video in the hardware. Only the
higher end 430/6150 combinations will feature high definition (1080p/i)
output via its TV encoder however.
While the name isn't quite as catchy
as ATI's newly announced standard
for high definition output, it's good to see the leading chip
manufacturers making sure acceleration and output of high definition
video a priority going forward. Check out Anandtech for a review of Biostar's TForce 6100-939
, one of the first motherboards to include this powerful combination.