NVIDIA MCP79A Chipset Coming end of the month
Subject: Chipsets | September 12, 2008 - 02:48 PM | Ryan Shrout
Well, this is an interesting report. According to this post over at Digitimes, NVIDIA is going to be launching their MCP7A IGP chipset by the end of the month. For those of you that don't know, the MCP7A is NVIDIA's updated Intel-platform intergrated graphics chipset that I believe will likely find its way into the Apple line of MacBooks and iMacs later this year. Is it a coincidence then that Apple is planning a MacBook refresh for mid-October? I don't think so...
Nvidia is planning to launch its MCP7A IGP chipset featuring its GeForce 9-series graphics core by the end of September, according to sources at motherboard makers.
The MCP7A will come in two versions, the MCP7A-U with a GeForce 9400 graphics core and the MCP7A-S with GeForce 9300 graphics. The two versions have the same specifications except the GeForce 9400 features a core frequency of 580MHz and shader frequency of 1500MHz, while the GeForce 9300 will be clocked at 450MHz and 1200MHz, according to previous reports.