Sunday, October 7, 2007

AMD "Spider" Package

AMD is to launch three series of products for Q4'07. AMD Phenom, RD790 and RV670 are all supposed to arrive in at the same time. AMD is calling its CPU+GPU+Chipset package "Spider"

Theo Valich managed to get the chance to play around with the demo machine AMD set up in cooperation with Sapphire. The processor for this system is no other than long-awaited Agena. The motherboard was Sapphire's own RD790 creation.

The two graphic cards were the new ATI RV670 worked in Crossfire, hidden in huge Thermaltake chassis. These boards had a dual-slot cooler, and power consumption is such that it can run just from the PCIe 2.0 slot alone. However, in order to keep the compatibility with PCIe 1.1 motherboards on the market, six-pin PEG connector was used.

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