Talk:GeForce 8000-series chipsets

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Rename and expand scope or merge[edit]

  • The GeForce 8200 chipset is built onto workstation motherboards. The GeForce series is Nvidia's 8th generation of graphic card's.

Being that the 8200 is just one of a series of mGPU chipsets, perhaps this article should be renamed GeForce 8 Series mGPU and the scope expanded to cover the entire series. This name would be consistent with other nVIDIA articles such as GeForce 8 Series and nForce 700 nVIDIA has updated the list of 8000 series chipsets on their website to cover the 8100, 8200, and 8300[1]. As an alternative, this article could be merged into GeForce 8 Series as a section specifically on mGPU variants. --StuffOfInterest (talk) 11:26, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

The use of mGPU would indicate that this is mobile technology. There are desktop mother boards using this chipset for their on-board video solution.

  • Actually, mGPU just means "Motherboard GPU", what everyone else calls integrated graphics. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 198.36.86.87 (talk) 11:09, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

I would much rather see iGPU for 'integrated'. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.98.104.206 (talk) 10:27, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

Unfortunately, that doesn't match up with how NVIDIA themselves label the chip[2]. --StuffOfInterest (talk) 11:39, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
  • In tech circles and many PC part sites you will find that mGPU is accepted as Mobile Graphics Processing Unit, IGP = Integrated Graphics Processing, and that frankly tech companies are known for messing with shorthand references (mGPU et alii) as well as creating various "platforms" which are mostly marketing and of little substance such as AMD's Spider platform. Back on topic, I would merge articles about IGP's with their corresponding graphics series as they are indeed graphics processors derived in at least essence from the GPU core design.Taupe Hat (talk) 22:19, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
  • Merge to main series article. I think the mGPU thing is a red herring, it doesn't matter one way or the other whether this is an IGP or not. We don't need a separate article for each chipset in a series, and this article is a one-off. If at some point it becomes relevant to ask about splitting discrete GPU and IGP chipsets, that's a separate discussion. Keep in mind that the GeForce 8 article isn't really about discrete cards either; just a graphics chipset that is used to make them. (The actual cards are made and sold by companies like EVGA, BFG, etc., which are not the focus of the article.) Thus you can sum up the GeForce 8 as a "series of graphics chipsets" with some of them also encompassing full northbridge/southbridge/IGP implementations. Therefore I would agree that a merge is appropriate. Ham Pastrami (talk) 06:57, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

GF 8x00 mGPU's vs. nForce 7x0a[edit]

Are the really different? The features of the 8x00 mGPU's seems to be as their 7x0a counterparts -- with the exception 8200 features PureVideo HD, while 720a features PureVideo (2) only. But nForce 730a seems to be the same as .

BTW, there is a new motherboard with GF 8200: ABIT AN78GS. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.98.130.29 (talk) 14:21, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

They are not. There is no such thing as GeForce 8 series chipsets. There's just some nForce 7 motherboards that carry GeForce 8 mGPUs. This whole article is a misconception. --uKER (talk) 03:04, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

Merge 8000s and keep 7000s Seprate =[edit]

The Diffrance Betwene the Geforce 7 & 8 series might be small but look at the diffance betwent the pentium Pentium II Pentium III they were almost exactly the same chipset and socket type yet they are two seprate series processors, thus there are two wiki articles. Please Think about how may pepole use wikipedia before you consider a merger and please post your reasoning. Solid Citiation is needed for a merger to become complete. --Koman90 (talk) 19:16, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

Purevideo differences between Geforce 8100 and 8200[edit]

It's hard to find some clear hard data about it, but some say the 8100 does not decode HD. Comparing http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_geforce_8100_mgpu_us.html and http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_geforce_8200_mgpu_us.html the 8100 has a checkmark for purevideo while the 8200 has "HD" instead of a checkmark. So it seems the 8100 would only decode SD. If nobody has objections because of a lack of sources (I admit checkmark vs. HD on the nVidia website is a bit thin, but I think this is important information for people looking for a chipset) I want to write a bit about it in the article. It makes sense anyway since there doesn't seem to be any other difference between the 8100 and 8200.W3ird N3rd (talk) 22:50, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

Rename and change scope of article[edit]

After the recent AfD on this article, which generated very little discussion, I got to thinking that it may be wise to rename and change the scope of this article again. I believe a better name for this article would be GeForce Motherboard GPUs which would incoroprate the entire line of nVIDIA motherboard GPU (mGPU) products. If you look on the nVIDIA website you'll see that there have been four different series of products for this application (6, 7, 8, and 9 series). These should not be confused with the GPU only products such as the GeForce 8 Series. The name similarity is unfortunate as the products are completely different. The "8-series chipset" may have an "8000-series graphics core" but it also contains the logic from the nForce motherboard chipset. If the article is rebuilt this distinction can be made more clear to avoid the confusion which resulted in some of the AfD comments which were made. --StuffOfInterest (talk) 12:04, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

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