MCP is the acronym of Media Communication Processor, used for codenames of NVIDIA chipsets. NVIDIA chipsets with integrated graphics for AMD and Intel are:
- AMD: C51+MCP51 (GeForce 6-Series; a two-chip solution) —› MCP61 (GeForce 6-Series; a single-chip) —› MCP68 (GeForce 7-Series) —› MCP78 (GeForce 8-Series)
- Intel: MCP73 (GeForce 7-Series) —› MCP79, later called MCP7A (GeForce 8-Series)
Please read my Guide, Appendices III & IV for details.Rlease Date
- RS780 (AMD 780G)
was released on March 4, 2008.
- MCP78 (GeForce 8200/8300 mGPU)
is expected in April 2008
- Intel: MCP7A
is expected in April 2008, G45
is expected in June 2008.Supported Features
All four chipsets will support native HDMI (up to 1080p) and full hardware acceleration for VC-1 and H.264. Clearly some information in the chart of MCP7A is incorrect (like 1080i, but no meniton of 1080p). All but AMD will support 8-channel/24-bit/192kHz LPCM audio over HDMI. AMD 780G supports only 2-channel/16-bit/48kHz LPCM audio and 6-channel/16-bit/48kHz DD & DTS audio over HDMI.
NVIDIA chipsets offer another good feature called Hybrid SLI
If you want a mb with IGP and full HA support ASAP, get either AMD 780G or GeForce 8200.