Intel's upcoming integrated G35 chipset, part of the 'Bearlake' series, will incorporate support for HDMI and HDCP, leaked company information indicates.
A slide published by Chinese-language site HKEPC reveals the G35's integrated GPU will be capable of feeding an HDMI port, a pre-requisite for driving the latest HD TVs. The GPU mixes in the sound output generated by the audio sub-system in the chipset's South Bridge and sends pictures and sounds to the the HDMI port via a signal strength booster part.
The HDMI port circuitry will be connected to the G35's PCI Express pins. The GPU will be capable of 1080p output - or 24-bit 1,920 x 1,080.
HD content that requires the presence of HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) is fed through the G35 North Bridge's integrated HDCP engine, the slide shows. ®