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AMD 690 Chipset Series Preview

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AMD's 690 Chipset Series is the first new product since the AMD/ATI merger in October last year. The RS690 is designed to be a low-cost, power efficient Athlon64 chipset which can be used in notebooks and desktop PCs. It features integrated VGA with support for HDMI and DVI - at the same time. With motherboards retailing in the $60 range this chipset has great potential on the budget market.

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So, No Crossfire available on new chipset!? Is there a plan in the making to include Crossfire in the future? Can crossfire be 'enabled' with a 'mod'?
 
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So, No Crossfire available on new chipset!? Is there a plan in the making to include Crossfire in the future? Can crossfire be 'enabled' with a 'mod'?
Thats where the 580x comes in play...not the 690....
 

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690 is to compete with the nvidia mobos with on-board gfx not the 590sli ;)
 

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Precisely. This is the perfect board for a Home Theater Personal Computer (HTPC). In fact, Im thinking of getting one when I build my HTPC. Streaming media server with HDMI output ::drool::
 

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this is the 690G, that means other 690x will be the successors, and they'll kick asses !!!
 
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Am I the only one surprised to see Intel beat out NV in some test:twitch:
I really hope this is the lunch chipset for the mDTX boards, that would make for some rather powerful SFF PCs.
 

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that is a great price for all that stuff. the onboard graphics is powerful enough to stream 1080p over the hdmi line!! so no buying a seperate card for 150 bucks!! spend the extra cash on a high end 7.1 soundcard. :rockout:
 

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that is a great price for all that stuff. the onboard graphics is powerful enough to stream 1080p over the hdmi line!! so no buying a seperate card for 150 bucks!! spend the extra cash on a high end 7.1 soundcard. :rockout:
Or a cheap card with bit perfect output. Happy days with these boards :)
 

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60.00 dollars?!?!?!?

wow, I may grab me up one.:eek:

Crosses fingers on Epox endorsing the chipset.:cool:
 

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Man are they planning to kill CROSSFIRE ? its latest chipset and dont work for theyre on products ? dont understand this policy...Crap.
 

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This chipset already have IGP, and its built for budget mATX systems. Why the hell budget motherboard needs crossfire? No, really, you will buy 60$ motherboard and put 600$ cards on crossfire?
 

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kool, now i wonder if amd is going to make an igp that can be used as a ppu?

that would rock on even high end boards, IGP onboard capable of being used as a low end ppu :D

this is a good step that dirrection.
 

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Kasparz; Why the hell budget motherboard needs crossfire? No said:
Just because what seems to u a budget mobo is for most of the wordl expensive...and u dont need a 600$ VGA to work on CROSSFIRE.U,maybe dont know but there are people (lots of them)that need to work for a complete month to be able to get extra 60$ to spent on Hardware,lucky Kasparz.
 

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Just because what seems to u a budget mobo is for most of the wordl expensive...and u dont need a 600$ VGA to work on CROSSFIRE.U,maybe dont know but there are people (lots of them)that need to work for a complete month to be able to get extra 60$ to spent on Hardware,lucky Kasparz.
this is a board for media center systems and budget, not for overclock, heavy games, etc.
this is not to compete with nvidia top of the lines chipset, is to compete with the ones with integrated gfx, and to be used in laptops ;)
 

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tkp i gotta agree witth you on this, i cant wait to see them stick x1300xt range gfx on the chipset allowing it to be used as a ppu :) would rock :D
 
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tkp i gotta agree witth you on this, i cant wait to see them stick x1300xt range gfx on the chipset allowing it to be used as a ppu :) would rock :D
I remember ATI saying there next gen IG chipset would be able to do physics but they also said the x1xxx cards x1600 and up could run physic too. That was when they had Agieia to kill so I'm sure they'll go with DX10 only cards now:( to rake in some $.
 

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naa, crysis already said that x1k cards will beable to do ppu if theres extra power left for it.

the software support hasnt been there to use a gpu as ppu yet, and aegia has what 1-3 games that use it?

any game that uses havoc fx will beable to use gpu as a ppu :)

dx10 cards will just beablet do to more on 1 card(because the cards are more burly)