Tuesday, February 27th 2007

AMD Launches New 690G and 690V Chipsets

AMD Launches New 690G and 690V Chipsets tomorrow

AMD will finally launch its long-awaited 690-series chipset-family tomorrow. Two variants will spearhead the release: the RS690-based mainstream AMD 690G with ATI Radeon X1250 graphics, and the RS690C-based value AMD 690V with ATI Radeon X1200 graphics.

AMD’s 690-family hit plenty of snags along its development cycle. Early roadmaps showed a 2H’2006 launch, however, AMD kept pushing the launch back. Motherboard vendors blamed the delayed launch on AMD for multiple delays with the RS690. AMD’s discrete RX690 variant that was to launch in the same timeframe as RS690 has yet to make an appearance. The ATI Radeon X1200-family IGP features two pixel-pipelines and two vertex-shaders. Unlike some ATI Radeon X1000-series GPUs, the pixel-pipelines have not been decoupled – the ATI Radeon X1200-family only has two pixel-shaders. AMD specifies a 400 MHz GPU-core clock for reference designs.

The ATI Radeon X1200 powered AMD 690V only supports D-Sub VGA and TV-output capabilities. AMD ups the ante with the AMD 690G with ATI Radeon X1250 graphics by integrating native DVI and HDMI output capabilities with support for HDCP, despite previous delays.

AMD’s 690G will drive simultaneous DVI and HDMI devices too. It is up to the manufacturer to support the output capabilities of the AMD 690G, though some manufacturers have opted to provide HDMI outputs via an ADD2-style add-in card.

Below are some pictures of motherboards from Asus, Biostar, ECS, and MSI.

Source: Daily Tech
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14 Comments on AMD Launches New 690G and 690V Chipsets

#1
ktr
HTPC buliders dreams come true...
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
This is for their HTPC line right?
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Namslas90
by: ktr
HTPC buliders dreams come true...
Not realy, those are all single PCI-E(X16) slot OEM boards, The good ones (crossfire) should be out next quarter!!
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ktr
by: Namslas90
Not realy, those are all single PCI-E(X16) slot OEM boards, The good ones (crossfire) should be out next quarter!!
for HTPC, all you need is a single. Even the intergrated HDMI is good enough.
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Namslas90
by: ktr
for HTPC, all you need is a single. Even the intergrated HDMI is good enough.
Ok, but my next build will need crossfire, Dual FX74, waiting on mobo (L1), 8Gb Ram(mobo),4Gb ECC for Ramdisk, Sata Raptor Raid (+), Either Kandalf or Lian Li case, Double Water cooler system(1CPU/GPU per), Any/all Ideas wlecome!
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ktr
by: Namslas90
Ok, but my next build will need crossfire, Dual FX74, waiting on mobo (L1), 8Gb Ram(mobo),4Gb ECC for Ramdisk, Sata Raptor Raid (+), Either Kandalf or Lian Li case, Double Water cooler system(1CPU/GPU per), Any/all Ideas wlecome!
well that aint any HTPC then, thats a workstation...

HTPC are low power, low heat...with a large HDD, not much memory (htpc are not memory demanders, more towards cpu for decoding), and a Audio/video interface (tv tuner, etc...)
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Namslas90
by: ktr
well that aint any HTPC then, thats a workstation...

HTPC are low power, low heat...with a large HDD, not much memory (htpc are not memory demanders, more towards cpu for decoding), and a Audio/video interface (tv tuner, etc...)
With current mobo's it would be a workstation, with new mobo, it should be one heck of a gamer. (providing they actually come out with the one I've heard rumors about). If they don't then I'll just wait untill AMD releases the new FX 64!!
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#9
C.Ash
There are going to be LGA 775 CrossFire boards right?
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#10
dmce
Ive been waiting on these boards for ages. Will be ideal for my HTPC. Will be nice to see wome reviews, hopefully orientated to HD decoding and HTPC use.
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#11
Scavar
LGA775 Crossfire boards might be hard to come by in the future, or at least over priced. AMD does own ATi now, even if ATi has a little bit of automny, every other news conference and release an AMD person seems to be speaking for ATi, so who knows.


Either way, this does look like a quality board for an HTPC. Just sit with its big old HDD and play movies all day.
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C.Ash
by: Scavar
LGA775 Crossfire boards might be hard to come by in the future, or at least over priced. AMD does own ATi now, even if ATi has a little bit of automny, every other news conference and release an AMD person seems to be speaking for ATi, so who knows.


Either way, this does look like a quality board for an HTPC. Just sit with its big old HDD and play movies all day.
Everyone is going to get a Core 2 Duo until at least 2008. If they dont release some quality LGA775 boards for CrossFire, they will lose the small ammount of marketshare that they still have left to grasp.
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#13
pt
not a suicide-bomber
by: C.Ash
Everyone is going to get a Core 2 Duo until at least 2008. If they dont release some quality LGA775 boards for CrossFire, they will lose the small ammount of marketshare that they still have left to grasp.
wrong,i won't, and most ppl aren't
this is great news for me since i'm thinking of building a mediacenter
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Bastieeeh
Press Release: New AMD Platform Integrates ATI Graphics for Windows Vista

Sunnyvale, Calif. -- February 28, 2007 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced the AMD 690 series chipset, the company’s first chipset to bring together the combined strengths of AMD CPU and platform technology with the industry-leading features of the ATI Radeon™ X1250 GPU.

“As a result of the ATI merger, AMD is delivering innovative platforms for the commercial and consumer markets featuring best of breed performance, visual computing experience, energy efficiency and stability,” said Dirk Meyer, AMD president and COO. “With the launch of the AMD 690 series chipset, AMD is delivering on the commitment we made to our customers, channel partners and end users to bring to them customer-centric innovation. Our largest global customers are already committed to offering AMD 690 series-based solutions, and more than 30 motherboard designs will be available.”

“With its leading image quality and 3D graphics capabilities, the AMD 690 series chipset is a proven performer, easily handling the demanding workloads of today’s PC users,” said Phil Eisler, corporate vice president and general manager, AMD Chipset Division. “This is just the first in a line of innovative, high- performance AMD chipsets that we’ll introduce to address every sector of the market.”

The AMD 690 series chipset incorporates ATI Radeon™ X1250 graphics into its design to ensure The Ultimate Visual ExperienceTM for Windows Vista. Multitasking between applications has never been easier with Windows Aero, the new visually-rich 3D user interface built into Windows Vista Premium and Business editions. The AMD 690 series chipset delivers the power to make new features like Windows Flip and Windows Flip 3D an integral part of every business day.1

“As one of the first chipsets with motherboard graphics to receive the Certified for Windows Vista logo, the AMD 690 family is a testament to the ongoing relationship between Microsoft and AMD,” said Dave Wascha, director of partner marketing for Windows Client at Microsoft Corp. “ATI Radeon graphics deliver excellent Windows Vista performance. We’re proud that together we’re able to provide consumers worldwide an experience that is easier, safer, more entertaining and better connected whether at home, at work, or on the go.”

Working together, AMD’s chipset, CPU and GPU hardware and software teams have optimized the AMD 690 platform to provide rock-solid stability and image quality and will soon support select platforms in the AMD Validated Solutions program. Commercial customers will appreciate the energy-efficient design of AMD 690 series-based platforms, in a compact package suitable for multiple form factors and configurations, supporting up to four monitors with the addition of a dual-DVI ATI Radeon graphics card.

The AMD 690 family is the first AMD chipset with ATI graphics that supports ATI Avivo™ technology, providing The Ultimate Visual Experience™ with smooth video playback and true-to-life images for all multimedia, including high-definition content. The AMD 690 series chipset also provides more display choices than any other chipset today, being the first chipset with integrated HDMI and a separate DVI output. Protected content can also be played through on-chip HDCP support, making this chipset an incredible multimedia platform.2

The new AMD 690 series chipset, representing one of the industry’s most versatile platform GPU solutions, is also a new addition to the AMD Better by Design program. Launched earlier this year, the Better by Design program is an industry-wide initiative highlighting outstanding performance and superior technologies in PCs designed by leading global OEMs. Today’s PC users want better performance and a richer experience, and the Better by Design program provides the added level of information needed to make the smarter choice.

The AMD 690 series chipset will be widely available from partners, including Albatron Technology Co., ASUS, Biostar, ECS, ELITEGROUP COMPUTER SYSTEMS CO., LTD, EPoX Computer Company, Foxconn Technology Group, GIGABYTE United Inc, Jetway Info Co. Ltd., MSI Computer Ltd., PCPartner Ltd. and Sapphire. In addition, numerous system integrators are on board including Atelco, Bas Group, Formoza, Multimedis, Onda, PC Box, Seethru, Systemax, Unika, Unika Multimedia and ZT Group.

Source: AMD
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