AMD to push the RS780 chipset into China

Subject: Chipsets | January 16, 2008 - 11:39 AM |
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Digitimes seems to think that AMD is delaying the release of the RS780 chipset due to delays in the driver for Hybrid CrossFire.  To counter the delay they are going to release it in China first, where apparently no one cares...?

Although AMD has already completed the hardware for its
next generation IGP chipset, RS780, the company is still waiting on
drivers to support its new Hybrid CrossFireX technology. As a result
the company has decided to launch the motherboard only in China on
January 23, while the launch date in other countries will be set after
the driver is complete, according to sources at motherboard makers.

Since
Hybrid CorssFireX technology is a major feature of the RS780 chipset,
AMD hopes to give the technology the best introduction to the market it
can. However, any significant delay in shipments could end up hurting
AMD's profits and momentum. Therefore, the company has decided to adopt
a strategy of selling the motherboards in certain regions first.

Final
Hybrid CrossFireX drivers are expected to be distributed to AMD's
partners by the middle of February, with the worldwide launch of the
RS780 to take place before the end of February, if all goes well, noted
the sources.

Source: Digitimes
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