Theres some new IGP based Intel chipsets on the way from NVIDIA, and though we wont likely see them released before spring 2007 HKEPC have managed to get their mits on some details. The chipset (dubbed "MCP73") is said to be an all-in-one chip which will sport the inclution of a G72 based graphics core with such features as HDMI output and HDCP copy protection support.
For the full rundown on it head over to HKEPC.
Since AMD has announced its acquisition to ATI, the market generally expects AMD would gradually retreat from the Intel chipset market, opening a new room for NVIDIA to growth. On the NVIDIA's conference call about its third quarter fiscal 2007 financial results, the company has mentioned its new products for Intel IGP market, and today more information about the new chipset is unveiled. The new chip, probably be nominated as MCP73, is scheduled to release in Q2 2007.
Since the price affect much of its competitiveness, it is NVIDIA's hope to design a powerful IGP chipset while keeping the cost low, and therefore unified design is the solution for all of its IGP chipsets and so dose MCP73. Based on GeForce 7300, MCP73 support for Direct X 9.0c and Shader Model 3.0, with build-in HDMI and HDCP, and provide 720p H.264 decoding capability by PureVideo technology. MCP73 is a one that suits the requirement of Vista Premium award.