Tuesday, December 11th 2007

AMD RS780 Chipset to Launch in January

Information coming from DigiTimes, claims that AMD will launch its next-generation performance/mainstream RS780 IGP and value RS740 chipsets in January next year, while in the second quarter, the company will launch the high-end RS780D and mainstream RS780C. RS780 motherboards will be priced around US$90-120, while RS740 motherboards will come for around US$40-60. The RS780 supports AM2+ processors, HyperTransport 3.0 and PCI Express 2.0, while the IGP will support DirectX 10 and UVD (Unified Video Decoder) 2.0 for H.264 and VC-1 decoding. The IGP also supports DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI and HDCP. Hybrid CrossFireX technology, which is a similar to NVIDIA's Hybrid SLI, allowing the IGP to work together with discrete graphics cards for extra performance, will be presented as well.Source: DigiTimes
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6 Comments on AMD RS780 Chipset to Launch in January

#1
Silverel
Good, those 790FX boards are way too expensive for the common folk. This should certainly help with the adoption of the AM2+ capable processors. Much more friendly, and in my price range.
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#2
suraswami
"RS740 motherboards will come for around US$40-60".
Thats a good price. So this will not support AM2+ like its big brother? Will it support all other features like UVD?
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#3
Silverel
I'm thinking the 740 would be a derivative of the 780, so a couple less features on the board to cut back in price, but the main features of the new chipset should be present, i.e. AM2+, HT3, PCIe 2.0. If they cut out the IGP for the cheaper boards, then away goes all the video related functions, which I would be okay with personally, as I'm not one to rely on an IGP anyways.

I'll need to see some numbers on the Hybrid X-Fire before it gets any consideration though, I can't imagine the performance benefit would warrant a 50-60$ premium.
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#4
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Id like to see what the 780X and 780 normal come with and their prices. I like the 790FX boards (all varieties) but they are a tad bit high.
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#5
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
ill just wait for the via/nv versions of AM2+ that should lower prices
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btarunr
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by: Silverel
Good, those 790FX boards are way too expensive for the common folk. This should certainly help with the adoption of the AM2+ capable processors. Much more friendly, and in my price range.
They're not expensive. Gigabyte has done some very filthy pricing here, like a 2x PCIeX16 board based on the 790FX for $220. While MSI and ASUS both offer 4x PCIeX16 (x8,x8,x8,x8) for roughly $170.

ECS makes a 770 based board for $65.

So in each segment, barring those from Gigabyte, all boards are appropriately priced.
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