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Where's the nVidia 630i/610i chipset?

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November 2, 2007 2:12:29 PM

So we heard about a month ago (I suppose) that nVidia was supposed to release like 4 chipset platforms for C2D and C2Q processors with 7000-series integrated graphics. Has anyone seen them listed or availability anywhere? Seems like it made headlines for a couple of days and disappeared into obscurity. From what I think, they'll be more affordable than the G31/33 chipset MBs and could provide a little competition (performance and price) to the otherwise monopolized IGP MB market for Intel 1333mhz processors. This could lessen the argument that AMD platforms are cheaper and therefore a better choice on the low end.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of these products is encouraged to post on this forum.
November 2, 2007 8:56:01 PM

Bump. I'm assuming no one cares...
Anyone care to comment on the subject? I imagine private system builders should be as interested in this as I am (mom and pop, internet-browsing computers on the cheap with support for all current processors).
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November 3, 2007 11:51:47 AM

the BIOS for abit's appeared on their ftp yesterday so they are getting close.
November 3, 2007 2:52:57 PM

akhilles said:
Evga does list a few of them, but at those prices, they're not very attractive.

http://evga.com/products/


Yes, truly unattractive pricing. But if you go through the site, some of their MSRP prices are a fairly different than what you can find on Newegg.
November 3, 2007 3:33:01 PM

They are on the market very soon, I can already see sample stock in my local store.
But the thing is, nForce 630i/610i only feature single channel DDR2-800,
which limits their performance. The onboard video GMA 3100 performs poorly in 3D, however, GeForce 7050/7100 are not much better actually,
plus their high cost and price, resulted only limited manufacturers for those board...
November 3, 2007 4:49:04 PM

610i supports SDR only and 630i supports DDR according to specifications released by nVidia about a month ago.
November 8, 2007 4:26:54 PM

They have arrived, and the prices are fairly reasonable.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=Property&Subcategory=280&Description=&Type=&N=2010200280&srchInDesc=&MinPrice=&MaxPrice=&PropertyCodeValue=1256%3A32373&PropertyCodeValue=1256%3A32154&PropertyCodeValue=1256%3A32155

That Biostar should be on ever builders short list.

Edit:

I stand corrected about the DDR support:

Quote:
The only gripe about the MCP73 is that it supports single channel memory configurations only. In a world dominated by dual-channel memory standards - the MCP73 dares to be different!


http://sg.vr-zone.com/articles/Budget_Bliss_-_the_MSI_P...
November 10, 2007 6:02:43 PM

what's the difference between 7050/7100/7150?
October 30, 2009 8:01:25 PM

as far as systems with a 630/610i mine has it a q6600 4 gig ram- running windows 7 64 bit- score 5.9 (win7) ati 4650- acer m5641. but you can't really find them anymore. not there being passed up by much faster proccessors- but when i bought it 8 months ago from new egg it was only 499- vista home prem. 64bit. it has been a dream to run all with the minor problem of windows 7 was having a bit of an issue with usb drives due to chipset drivers issuses which has since been worked out with the lastest release. in short good system stable and a workhorse - for the first time i encode dvd's in real time.
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