Wednesday, July 9th 2008

AMD 790GX, an Early Performance Evaluation

Presenting the fastest IGP to date. The upcoming AMD 790GX chipset, unlike preliminary reports suggesting it was going to be an extreme performance competitor to the GeForce 8200 IGP incorporated NForce 780a, is a high-end chipset armed to compete with the likes of NForce 750a, Intel G35. It supports ATI Crossfire multi-GPU technology.

In two new company slides published by the Chilean website CHW.net, early performance evaluations of the 790GX IGP were conducted, where the AMD chip beat the GeForce 8200 IGP by a very significant margin. It outperformed the Intel G35 by nearly 300 per cent margins in some tests. Apart from this ferocious little IGP, the 790GX supports ATI Crossfire with the energy-saving Hybrid-Crossfire feature. When not gaming, the display is handled by the IGP, depending on the load, the graphics card(s) are powered and speeds are adjusted. So when playing a game that the graphics card(s) can churn out 300 fps from, the GPU parameters can be lowered so you still get say, 100 fps while the GPU power is reduced significantly.

With increase in load, the parameters are stepped up accordingly. Boards based on this chipset will also include the brand new SB750 southbridge, which supports six SATA II ports with RAID 5 support and enhanced overclocking.

With AMD claiming the IGP of 790GX to be up to 33% faster than the already fast 780G, you have abundant power for smooth playback of 1080p HD video and casual gaming. You can add a Crossfire X supportive Radeon card and step-up performance or take it to extreme levels with another of the same card in the second slot. AMD already has a formidable line-up of graphics cards to choose from, with more in the pipeline.

With inputs from CHW.net
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33 Comments on AMD 790GX, an Early Performance Evaluation

#1
candle_86
tkpenalty said:
Wait, why are all phenom boards 5 phase? O_o
they arnt some are 4 or 3 but they can't handle the 125w phenoms and alot of folks blew there boards up because of it
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#2
rozienzia
how could that be...?

run crysis on 1024? is it possible to run this bastard great engine?it must be in medium quality, i think. i,ve tried to run this game in 8200, its to bad to play, with 800-600 and low quality (5000+ BE at 3,2 G - 532 A data exreme 800)
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#3
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
bet this uses a 3650 for the integrated
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#4
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Well my board is supposed to support the 9950 cpu, but after hearing some things about blown up boards, it makes me wonder.

These are the new blend of 790FX and integrated Graphics processors. looks like I may skip the MSI 790FX board and grab one of these puppies in the full atx flavor.
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#5
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
WarEagleAU said:
Well my board is supposed to support the 9950 cpu, but after hearing some things about blown up boards, it makes me wonder.

These are the new blend of 790FX and integrated Graphics processors. looks like I may skip the MSI 790FX board and grab one of these puppies in the full atx flavor.
the MSI 790FX supports the 9950 jsut fine hell my 9500 is using 158w right now without issue
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#6
powerwolf
qwerty_lesh said:
that top board does look like it'd make one crazy lanning case :D
i like where the sata is placed, only thing thatd make me like that mobo even more is if it had solid caps on it, hell, thatd make one great mediacenter front end, with 2x pci-e it would handle 1080p HD no worries.
i want one now, lol, & a phenom b3< stepping
:rockout:
That first board is probably a DFI Blood Iron 780G-M2R. The Lanparty JR (mATX) 790GX-M2RS will have the solid caps and usual Lanparty colour scheme of its big brother pictured beneath, the DK 790GX-M2RS. A Phenom HTPC sounds like overkill but it would bring out best from the 790GX's integrated 3470 core.

The x8/x8 limitation is annoyingly unavoidable but I'll live with it if they ditch the solitary PCI slot for another PCIe 1x on the final board.
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#7
flclisgreat
looks pretty good. may buy a matx mobo for back up rig
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#8
eidairaman1
btarunr said:
bare minimum for 140W CPU compatibility. For 140W CPU + OC you need more phases.
Asus already supports 140 watt CPUs, 790/780/770.
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