12th December 2007

AMD to launch new 7-series IGP chipsets in January

posted by Eric C. in Hardware, Motherboards, Video Cards |

AMD plans to add IGP chipsets to their 7-series chipsets that have already been released, namely the 770, 790x and 790FX chipsets. The RS780 and RS740 chipsets will launch in January, followed by the RS780D and RS780C to follow in Q2 2008. It’s currently unclear what the differance is between the RS780 chipsets but the RS780D will support multiple GPUs and is targeted at the high end segment, while the RS780C is targeted at the mainstream segment according to Digitimes. The RS780 chipsets IGP video supports Direct X 10, UVD 2.0 (unified video decoder) for accelerated H.264 and VC-1 decoding. UVD 2.0 along with support for DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI and HDCP makes the RS780 chipsets great for an HTPC (Home Theater PC). For gamers, the RS780 supports Hybrid CrossFireX technology, much like Nvidia’s Hybrid SLI, which allows the on-board IGP work together with an ATI discrete graphics card to increase performance. Like the current 7-series chipsets, the RS780 supports socket AM2+, HyperTransport 3.0 and PCI Express 2.0.

It’s unclear what the full feature set of the RS740 chipset is but Fudzilla states that the IGP video is Direct X 9 and that it supports DVI.

According to Digitimes prices on RS780 motherboards will be around $90-120, RS740 motherboards will be around $40-60. With the RS780D and RS780C boards costing above US$120 and around $60-80 respectively.

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  1. 1 On December 17th, 2007, Eric Chevallier said:

    new info on Hybrid Crossfire and RV620 has been released http://aberrantech.com/?p=349

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