From Trident themselves
CyberBlade is a notebook version of the recently announced MVP4 from VIA Technologies. It shares Tridentís 2X AGP Blade 3Dô graphics core with an integratedTHAMA DVD (Trident Hardware Accelerated MPEG-2/AC-3) playback capability, providing an easy field upgrade to the DVD ROM. The CyberBlade i7 has been optimized for power consumption reduction. Trident has the reputation of being the quickest company to adapt highly competitive desktop graphics chips to the demands of the notebook computer market. In the CyberBlade i7, this has resulted in an aggressive new device posting significant performance numbers.
Trident will actively market the CyberBlade i7 to leading notebook manufacturers worldwide, while VIA Technologies supplies the desktop market with the MVP4. The two companies have agreed to cross support each other with their respective technologies. The CyberBlade i7 is sampling now and is priced at $35 in 10K quantities
Trident Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRID), with headquarters in Mountain View, California, designs, develops and markets digital media for the masses. Tridentís products are sold through a network of OEMs, original design manufacturers and system integrators worldwide.