This week, graphics chip company Nvidia announced that it will deliver chips for HP's upcoming notebook and media-center computers.

The Santa-Clara based firm said on Friday it has entered an agreement to supply select HP computers, including the HP Pavilion dv9000t Entertainment Notebook PC and HP Pavilion Media Center TV m7690n PC with its GeForce line of graphics processors - opening up the door for playback of high-definition video.

HP and NVIDIA have worked closely together to take PC entertainment to new heights, said Bruce Greenwood, director of product marketing for consumer notebooks at HP. With NVIDIA's PureVideo HD technology, new HP consumer PCs deliver brilliant detail and performance, and provide consumers a spectacular HD DVD movie experience.

Graphics Processors perform calculations necessary for a computer to create images on a display.