AMD launches 7 series IGP chipsets in China
Subject: Chipsets | January 24, 2008 - 12:19 PM | Ryan Shrout
Even though AMD isn't pushing the 7-series of integrated graphics chipsets in the US quite yet, China is getting the products a bit early.
AMD launched three IGP chipsets in China on January 23,
including the AMD 740G chipset with ATI Radeon 2100 graphics (RS740),
AMD 780V chipset with ATI Radeon 3100 graphics (RS780C) and AMD 780G
chipset with ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics (RS780), while the worldwide
launch of these products has been postponed to March 5, according to
sources at motherboard makers.
The 740G is an upgrade
of the previous RS690 chipset and therefore only supports up to DirectX
9, HyperTransport 1.0 and PCI Express (PCIe) 1.1a, but it is pin is
compatible with the RS780. The chipset will target entry-level and OEM
markets with motherboard pricing set around US$40-60.
RS780 series includes two versions, the RS780 for
performance/mainstream markets and the RS780C targeting lower-end
markets. The differences between the two are that RS780C does not
support AMD's UVD engine, Hybrid CrossFire technology or local frame
buffer memory. RS780C-based motherboards will be priced around
US$60-70, while RS780 boards will cost around US$70-90.