Wednesday, March 5, 2008

AMD 780 Chipset - Like Never Before



AMD has released a marketing video on YouTube for their new 780 chipset.



Another video on gaming demonstration between AMD780G vs Intel G35:



The new chipset family integrates a DirectX 10 IGP allowing for better graphics performance without a dedicated GPU. One of the interesting features of the 780 is that it will be able to work in some form of CrossFire with a dedicated GPU when one is installed. It is also capable of disabling the dedicated GPU when it is not needed in order to conserve power.

The 780G chipset has an integrated ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics along with ATI's Hybrid Graphics technology. The 780G is capable as-is with multiple-monitor support, and can also give consumers tremendous flexibility with a broad range of video interfaces, including DisplayPort, DVI and HDMI. The AMD 780G chipset brings a full HD experience with support for the latest and most demanding formats, including VC-1, MPEG-2 and H.264 to the mainstream PC. Featuring the AMD Unified Video Decoder (UVD), it directs HD playback to the better-suited GPU rather than to the CPU so consumers may enjoy a smooth HD viewing experience — no lag, stalling or dropped scenes —in the latest HD-DVD and Blu-ray titles.

The 780V chipset is essentially the same, though it substitutes ATI Radeon 3100 graphics, resulting in a chipset for less expensive motherboards. The 780V chipset is less HD oriented, as shown in the graphics subsystem nomenclature.

Both chipsets use new SB700 South Bridge that supports 12 USB 2.0 and two USB 1.1 ports, up to six 3.0Gb/sec SATA ports with support for eSATA, HD Audio, a single PATA controller for legacy devices, and a whole host of power-saving features. There's support for RAID modes 0, 1, and 10.

For more information click here : http://www.amd.com/780g

Reviews:
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