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AMD Unveils Versatile AMD 890GX Chipset

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    AMD and its motherboard partners today unleashed ATI Radeon HD 4290 Graphics with the AMD 890GX Chipset, a versatile, affordable and exceptionally energy efficient solution for an incredible, high definition visual computing experience.

    The AMD 890GX chipset redefines the way you play with versatile graphics configurations, including DirectX 10.1 graphics on the motherboard and support for up to two high-performance ATI Radeon Premium Graphics cards with ATI CrossFireX technology. The same AMD 890GX motherboard which can be used to build an efficient and slim home theater PC using the integrated ATI Radeon HD 4290 Graphics, can be augmented with ATI Radeon HD 5450 Graphics for a dual-graphics performance preview, or upgraded to a gaming powerhouse with ATI Radeon HD 5870 Graphics and the visual realism of DirectX 11.

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    With Integrated ATI Radeon HD 4290 Graphics, family and friends can enjoy accelerated and enhanced high definition and 1080p Blu-ray playback including dual-stream PiP (Picture in Picture) on Blu-ray 1.1. 1 Standard DVD movies can be viewed in near high-definition quality with DVD upscaling with post-processing to enhance standard and low resolution videos and movies on HD displays. ATI Radeon HD 4290 Graphics are designed to decode and play back Blu-ray and other HD content with support for MPEG2, VC-1, and H.264 formats.

    The AMD 890GX Chipset supports the SATA 3.0 6 Gbps hard drive interface to help speed application performance, decrease boot times, and provide faster access to information, HD video, photos and more. SATA 3.0 technology on the AMD 890GX Chipset can help speed application performance and Windows 7 data access speeds with high-bandwidth SATA 3.0 solid state drives and in multi-drive RAID configurations.

    Many AMD 890GX-based motherboards feature SuperSpeed USB 3.0, quickly synchronizing and transferring digital media files on the new generation of USB 3.0 devices.2 With USB 3.0 and SATA 3.0 support, these platforms are designed to be ready for a new generation of high-speed hard drives and high resolution digital camcorders and media players. The AMD 890GX Chipset also includes support for Gigabit Ethernet, HyperTransport 3.0 technology, and PCI Express Generation 2.0 to create a system designed to provide fast data flow resulting in speedier transfers of work, games, and entertainment files.

    The first of the AMD 8-series chipsets, these technologies serve as the foundation for 2010 VISION technology for AMD desktop platforms that are scheduled to be announced in the second quarter of 2010 and are designed to be compatible with the upcoming AMD Phenom II X6 six-core processor.
     
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    Finally the dream is reality :p
     
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    wolf Performance Enthusiast

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    integrated 4290 you say, any idea how much better than the 4200 it is?
     
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    I just know my 7600 GS is a bit better than the 4290
     
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    HD4200 500mhz core ,HD4290 700mhz core and thats it:ohwell:
     
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    It is just a refreshed 790GX, thats all :respect:
     
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    Everybody was waiting for USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps. Now we have it.
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    sounds like the same thing, at higher clocks. unimpressive since my 3200 and 4200 would each boot at 1GHz + with mild overvolting


    i'm interested in these boards - next upgrade i get needs to work properly with crossfire, support SATA 3 (at least 2 ports) and i need at least 2x USB3.0 ports, preferably more.
     
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    How is Hybrid-Crossfire with a 5450 possible on this motherboard? So far all cards compatible with hybrid crossfire have been based on the RV610 GPU (RV620 is a slightly improved RV610 more or less)
     
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    three guesses as to what core a 5450 will have...

    edit: i tried googling it, couldnt find out.

    My bed is that its basically RV610 with DX11 on top (much as 4200 was a 3200 with DX10.1 on top)
     
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    I've seen how far some of these onboard video circuits can clock to -- that's insane. Any reason why?

    And what I'm interested in -- are these going to have the ACC-style core unlocking? I have a 550BE here that's just dying to have its two other cores unlocked.
     
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    I've been waiting for AM3 mini itx for a long time. Why aren't there any ? :/
     
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    i wanted to buy one of those better IGP's Boards but since the 4200 is a pooh hoo 3200 i felt a bit betrayed and stopped the idear

    anyone here around with a gpu-z from 4200 or any specs on the IGP? would be the main selling point with an Phenom 2 X4 EE for my work/surf rig
     
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    ATI needs to be sued for this. It is not true, all they offer is some crap that causes dropped frames and other issues. Just like AVIVO for video transcoding, it only works on formats that are 10 years old and it does a poor job at that.
     
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    I believe Sapphire just released a board.
     
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    I'm a little dissapointed there is no DX11 support. I'm quite sure we saw some sample boards a few months back with DX11 integrated chipsets, or so was claimed. So the difference between a 890GX and a 790GX is USB 3.0, Sata III, a very mild bump in performance from the integrated graphics and a bit more efficient with power.
     
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    While I'm throughly disgusted they broke from their naming convention (3000 / 3100 / 3200 / 3300, and now 4200 / 4290), it doesn't actually make a difference. I just felt like griping when they skip the option (4300) that makes a billion times more sense.

    Anyhoo, lets see some perf numbers and sexa-core processors!!!

    Also, I believe the USB 3.0 isn't from the chipset, but the NEC controller being used on all current boards that have USB 3.0 ports.

    When I Google, saw it listed as a Cedar Pro card.
     
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    I agree Hunter. What this board needs is some Mescaline. Personally I am waiting for the 890FX. It promises to be some kind of high powered mutant to weird to live and to strange to die.
     
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    I don't see the 890FX being much different from the 790FX except for USB 3.0 and SATA III and better power features. I'm going to wait for some reviews first though. Who knows? Maybe these will take current Phenom II's further, but I wouldn't bet the house on it.
     
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    that's mean 5xxx IGP release with new 990GX platforms
     

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