ATi RS780 DX10 IGP Chipset For AM2+/AM3 CPUs

News Posted 20/03/07
Author: PV5150
Source: VR-Zone

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Our online source has an ATI chipsets roadmap detailing a RS780 IGP chipset with DX10 compatible GPU in H1 2008.

Before that in H2 2007, we will see a RX740+, RS740+ as well as RD790+ supporting HyperTransport 3.0 technology. Interestingly, RS780 is built based on 55nm process technology and is pin compatible with RS740+. According to them, RS780 is an 8th generation IGP chipset from ATi supporting AM2+ Agena and AM3 Greyhound processors. On the memory aspect, RS780 offers support for DDR2 1066MHz or DDR3 1333MHz. It also support HyperTransport 3.0 as well as PCI Express 2.0 technology. RS780 has an integrated DX10 Unified Shader RV610 based graphics core and a side port memory of 16bits where up to 256MB of system RAM can be employed.

ATI Chipset roadmap

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AMD has revealed information about the Universal Video Decoding capability of the top to bottom R6xx family and thus even the integrated RS780 chipset is able to provide UVD support. Since there is a dedicated hardware video decoding function, its performance is basically independent of the GPU 3D engine. It offers benefits like better video performance and less CPU utilization. RS780 will be paired up with SB700 Southbridge to offer 6 SATA 3Gb/s, RAID 0/1/5/10, 12 USB 2.0 ports as well as Intel Turbo Memory technology.

Interesting things are afoot in the world of IGP and UVD. Overclocking integrated graphics…hmmm it still sounds weird.

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