Wednesday, July 8th 2009

AMD RS880 IGP 15 Percent Faster

AMD's upcoming chipset with integrated graphics, codenamed RS880 is said to feature a significantly faster integrated graphics processor (IGP), which is about 15 percent faster than the current RS780. While technically it is derived from the AMD RV610 core with some tweaked clock-speeds, it will get the brand name ATI Radeon HD 4200. With 1800 points in 3DMark06, this IGP is as powerful as GeForce 6800 GT a high-end graphics accelerator from the DirectX 9 generation. In today's setting the score isn't exactly spectacular, but makes it highly competitive with IGPs from rival NVIDIA. The chipset will make a formal debut this August.

Source: NordicHardware
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44 Comments on AMD RS880 IGP 15 Percent Faster

#1
mlee49
Wow, comparable to a 6800GT huh. Can it at least play HD content at 30 fps?

Desktop IGP chips are getting much better all the time, sad the mobile lag sucks so much.
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#2
Fx
by: mlee49
Wow, comparable to a 6800GT huh. Can it at least play HD content at 30 fps?

Desktop IGP chips are getting much better all the time, sad the mobile lag sucks so much.
as powerful as a 6800GT eh? well well, I can now finally play F.E.A.R w/out a gfx card albeit with lowered settings
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#4
TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
by: mlee49
Wow, comparable to a 6800GT huh. Can it at least play HD content at 30 fps?

Desktop IGP chips are getting much better all the time, sad the mobile lag sucks so much.
They have been able to do HD content for sometime my friend. ;)
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#5
Fx
by: jamesrt2004
well thats CS:S in full =D
haha, i wouldnt know. when CS:S came out I had 7600GTs in SLI
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#6
snakeoil
the AMD dragon platform is much better than what intel has to offer, the intel integrated video is a shame
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#7
Fx
by: snakeoil
the AMD dragon platform is much better than what intel has to offer, the intel integrated video is a shame.
very true

budget gamers can really benefit from this with Hybrid Xfire
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#8
jamesrt2004
by: Fx
haha, i wouldnt know. when CS:S came out I had 7600GTs in SLI
7series wasn't out then :P
was 6800 ultra v's X800 :p
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#9
Fx
by: jamesrt2004
7series wasn't out then :P
was 6800 ultra v's X800 :p
I knew I was gonna get flagged on that but was too lazy to edit haha

ok ok, so the time I got around to CS:S I had 7600GTs in SLI

I think I was on deployment when it was released then I built a new rig
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#10
hat
Maximum Overclocker
If only they could give it it's own memory instead of syphoning from the system ram... even something as simple as 128mb 128-bit would be fine (not asking much, my FX 5200 Ultra had that)
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#11
btarunr
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by: hat
If only they could give it it's own memory instead of syphoning from the system ram... even something as simple as 128mb 128-bit would be fine (not asking much, my FX 5200 Ultra had that)
It supports SPMI (Sideport Memory Interface). Motherboard makers can give it 128/256 MB DDR3 memory of its own. SPMI doesn't eradicate the need for UMA, but you can greatly minimize the shared memory amount and retain nearly the same level of performance.
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#12
PCpraiser100
Jeez, now I'm gonna see some serious possibilities for an ITX solution.
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#13
mlee49
by: TheMailMan78
They have been able to do HD content for sometime my friend. ;)
Is that through the CPU processing or with a sucky IGP? Or shared?
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#14
human_error
by: mlee49
Is that through the CPU processing or with a sucky IGP? Or shared?
All dx10 GPUs from ATI (including their IGPs) have been able to fully decode most HD codecs internally on specially designed silicon for decoding, i'm not 100% on which nvidia ones came out with nvidia's comparable silicon but all new nvidia gpus have them too.
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#15
ShadowFold
I am very interested. I love onboard video, really useful when you don't have a real video card :) My 790GX HD 3300 has saved me a few times.
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#17
hat
Maximum Overclocker
My integrated 8100 kept me afloat whilst my 9800gt died... so terrible :/
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#18
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
This August... yes new gen finally, cant wait!
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#19
a_ump
by: jamesrt2004
well thats CS:S in full =D
haha not quite but definitely playable. my 7800GTX lags in CSS at 1680x1050 if i turn the settings all the way up had to stick to medium at first, but luckily i found i, for some odd reason, am better at the game when i play at 1280x1024 :).
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#20
DaJMasta
This is fine and good, but it's to be expected. If it wasn't this much faster the 9300m based IGPs would eat AMD up....


What we really need is for the intel IGPs to see like a 50% performance increase and reduce the number of old IGP chipsets intel is shipping. AMD is leading by example perhaps, but intel controls a lot of the market and really decides where the IGP performance sits. Perhaps the i5s will offer a decent igp.
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#21
Semi-Lobster
Rv610?

RV610? That cant be right? The entire Radeon HD 3000 series IGPs were RV610. I thought the Radeon HD 4200 would have a RV620 GPU? Also any word on Hybrid Crossfire?
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#22
tvdang7
just cuz it scores like a 6800gt does it perform like one? if so im jealous i still have an x850xt in an old rig and this thing is intergrated lol.
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#23
ShadowFold
Does a 7600GT/X1600XT compare to this then? I can't remember if the 7600/x1600's were any good against the 6800/x850's.
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#24
Mussels
Moderprator
by: Fx
as powerful as a 6800GT eh? well well, I can now finally play F.E.A.R w/out a gfx card albeit with lowered settings
by: TheMailMan78
They have been able to do HD content for sometime my friend. ;)
onboard video has next to nothing to do with HD content. if it has a plug for a monitor, it can do HD.

If you mean assisting blu ray decoding properly, then yes. all the onboards recently can do that fine (ATI seem to be better than nv and intel with this)

if you mean HD content, as in MKV files and such - no, you're screwed. there are no codecs out there that can do this yet.
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#25
aj28
by: Semi-Lobster
RV610? That cant be right? The entire Radeon HD 3000 series IGPs were RV610. I thought the Radeon HD 4200 would have a RV620 GPU? Also any word on Hybrid Crossfire?
I think it's right. They use vague terminology to describe it as "derived from" the RV610, so the core silicon itself, as well as the clock speeds, may be tweaked for the better. After all, I'm pretty sure you can squeeze an extra 15% out of the 780G with ease just by boosting the core clock. With proper cooling, those things have a bit of headroom. I would think, given this, that hybrid crossfire would be the same setup as the last generation...
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