Micro-Star International has announced the launch of its P6NGM series motherboards that are based on Nvidia's MCP73 chipset.
MSI has announced that it will show at least 4 new SKUs based on the Nvidia MCP73 chipset, ranging from the "high performance" Geforce 7150 + Nforce 630i to entry level Geforce 7050 + Nforce 610i. The new series supports LGA775 Intel Core 2 Quad/Duo Processors with FSB 1333/1066/800/533MHz, with DDR2-800/667/533.
Following the release of what MSI claimed to be the world's first HDMI ready motherboard, MSI K9AGM2 based on DAAMIT's 690G/SB600 chipset, MSI claims that this one is the world's first HDMI ready motherboard for Intel Core 2 Duo processors.
The MSI P6NGM-FIH, or so called "high performance" motherboard in that series is based on Geforce 7150 + Nforce 630i with integrated HDMI interface with HDCP. The motherboard also features an analog D-sub. According to MSI, the integrated Geforce 7 offers high integrated 3D performance and great video playback in Intel platform. The motherboard also offers resolution up to 1920x1080 (1080i) HD video output.
It has one PCIe x16, one PCIe x1 slot and two plain PCI slots. It also has 4 SATA2 with RAID 0/1/0+1/5 support, 7.1 channel HD audio and Gigabit LAN. All of these slots and features are nicely packed in a microATX form factor motherboard.
It would be interesting to see this motherboard compared to the MSI K9AGM2 based on DAAMIT's 690G/SB600 chipset.