Monday, July 30th 2007

More AMD RS780 Details Revealed

AMD’s latest roadmap reveals more details of its upcoming next-generation RS780 platform, designed to accommodate the new Socket AM2+ processors with HyperTransport 3.0. The RS780 north bridge sports a new graphics core with AMD’s Universal Video Decoder, or UVD technology for hardware acceleration of H.264 and VC-1 video formats. The new chipset supports DisplayPort, DVI, VGA, TV-out, LVDS outputs and HDMI digital video output interfaces. Additionally, the chipset can work with external graphics card via a PCIe 2.0 x16 slot. New to the RS780 platform is the SB700 south bridge. The SB700 does away with all PCIe lanes and only supports PCI, because all PCIe functionality has moved to the RS780 north bridge. AMD increases USB support to 12 USB 2.0 ports plus an additional 2 USB 1.1 ports. The new south bridge supports up to six SATA 3.0 Gbps ports with RAID 0, 1 and 10 configurations. IDE remains a supported feature of the SB700. There's also integrated audio controller. Expect AMD to unveil the RS780 platform sometime next year.Source: DailyTech
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6 Comments on More AMD RS780 Details Revealed

#1
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
some very nice and impressive specs on these new boards. I wonder what socket 1207+ and socket Am3 will bring to the table.
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#2
GLD
Why does any new mobo. need to have usb 1.1?
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#3
pbmaster
Cause some ppl are n00bs and still use it?
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Mussels
Moderprator
USB 2.0 is backwards compatible. so why on earth include ports only capable of USB 1.1?
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Wile E
Power User
by: Mussels
USB 2.0 is backwards compatible. so why on earth include ports only capable of USB 1.1?
Good for a keyboard and mouse, I suppose.

The thing that concerns me about this, is the fact that the SB doesn't have any PCIe lanes, yet it has SATAII. That sounds like a pretty serious bottleneck (and oversight) to me.
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Mussels
Moderprator
Good point there, lets hope the SATA is connected to the NB's PCI-E.

And also USB 1.1 isnt that used anymore, lots of premium keyboards have USB 2.0 hubs.
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