New Hyperion Pro driver out

Subject: Chipsets | June 10, 2009 - 11:19 AM |
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Every time one of the drivers that makes up the VIA Hyperion Pro package gets updated, you can be sure the full package will be updated soon after. The IDE Falcon Storage driver has been updated to version 2.80A so now the Hyperion Pro package has been updated as well - to version 5.24A.

Version 5.24A of the Hyperion Pro drivers includes the following components:

INF V3.10A

AGP V4.60A

V-RAID V5.80F and RAID Tools v5.85

Introducing the new ATI Radeon E4690 Discrete GPU

Subject: Chipsets | June 1, 2009 - 11:50 AM |
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Unprecedented Embedded Graphics Performance

Source: AMD

USB 3.0 is here and it can beat SATA 2.0

Subject: Chipsets | May 20, 2009 - 04:13 PM |
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Long story short, old and busted USB 2.0 hits 480 Mbps in a perfect world,  new and shiny USB 3.0 will hit 5Gps.

In contrast a SATA drive hopes for 3Gbs at peak, so that gives you an idea just how fast this new USB could be.

NVIDIA MCP79A Chipset Coming end of the month

Subject: Chipsets | September 12, 2008 - 02:48 PM |
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Well, this is an interesting report.  According to this post over at Digitimes, NVIDIA is going to be launching their MCP7A IGP chipset by the end of the month.  For those of you that don't know, the MCP7A is NVIDIA's updated Intel-platform intergrated graphics chipset that I believe will likely find its way into the Apple line of MacBooks and iMacs later this year.  Is it a coincidence then that Apple is

Source: Digitimes

AMD RS880 Coming in March 2009

Subject: Chipsets | September 12, 2008 - 02:41 PM |
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According to some leaked slides over at VRZone that focuses on the "planned desktop software roadmap" we learned that AMD should be readying a new desktop chipset, known as RS880, for March/April 2009 release time frame.  All we know about it right now is that it will bring "improved multimedia capabilities".  Duh.

Source: VR-Zone

NVIDIA Says "No" to no Chipsets

Subject: Chipsets | August 4, 2008 - 07:56 PM |
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Sure, rumors have swirled and we have posted our own take on the original piece about NVIIDA's chipsets not be canceled in the immediate but now they are getting another boost with NVIDIA's denieal of such as action.  Now it looks like even Digitimes is retracting...

Nvidia has released an official statement refuting the
recent Digitimes story claiming that the company is planning to quit
its chipset business.

Source: Digitimes

NVIDIA nForce 780a SLI Chipset Update

Subject: Chipsets | May 8, 2008 - 06:16 PM |
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At the request and repeated insistence of NVIDIA, we decided to retest
our performance results above; NVIDIA said they had seen no problems
with the Hybrid Power over the mGPU as dramatic as we saw here.  We
retested all three titles at got some slightly different results; at
least on the one title that stood out:


New Hyperion Pro drivers released

Subject: Chipsets | April 28, 2008 - 11:22 AM |
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New Hyperion Pro drivers have just been released - the drivers for all VIA chipsets (so long as they're not too old) and all Microsoft operating systems. This new version, 5.17a has had the built in VIA Falcon IDE driver updated to version 2.50A. The full list of components includes:

INF V3.00A

AGP V4.60A

V-RAID V5.70A and RAID Tools v5.40

VIA IDE Falcon Storage Device driver v2.50A

Source: VIA Arena

Will AMD phase out the 790X for the 790GX?

Subject: Chipsets | April 23, 2008 - 06:04 PM |
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It would appear that the move towards all chipsets having integrated graphics is picking up speed as word has it AMD will be phasing out the 790X chipset and replace it with the 790GX.  The 790GX was just recently released and was kind of a surprise to us but in reality it makes sense for AMD to make this move.

Source: fastlanehw

The AMD 790GX chipset pops up to surprise us

Subject: Chipsets | April 16, 2008 - 12:19 PM |
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I saw a post on Fudzilla that shows the first shots of a motherboard based on the AMD 790GX chipset - a product that hasn't really made its official introduction yet.  The chipset offers most of the features of the 790FX chipset but with the added benefit of having integrated graphics on it as well; slightly better than the 780G platform that we were initially pretty impressed with. 

Intel P45 chipset has problems with modern graphics cards

Subject: Chipsets | March 28, 2008 - 07:08 PM |
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According to this report on Digitimes, Intel is delaying the P45 chipset until mid-June due to some compatibility issues with its primary x16 PCIe slot and modern graphics cards.

Intel is delaying the launch schedule of its P45 chipset
from originally in May to mid-June, according to sources at motherboard
makers.

Source: Digitimes

NVIDIA and VIA in talks of acquisition

Subject: Chipsets | March 18, 2008 - 09:24 AM |
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Apparently NVIDIA and VIA are in talks to merge, with the larger NVIDIA obviously doing the buying and the aging, struggling VIA looking to sell.  We recently talked with VIA about their upcoming processor line and can't help but think that NVIDIA still desperately wants to get into the general purpose processor world to have a snowball's chance of competing with Intel in the long run.

Source: Digitimes

Would you like a free AMD 780G chipset?

Subject: Chipsets | March 4, 2008 - 02:46 PM |
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Are you interested in getting a new, AMD 780G chipset, for FREE??  If so, we have a contest for you...that's right we have two AMD 780Gs to give away to our loyal readers and forum members


Intel X48 Chipset launched pushed back into March

Subject: Chipsets | February 5, 2008 - 12:24 PM |
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No no, this time we MEAN it.  For reallys.  The X48 chipset is coming in mid-March, according to Intel according to Digitimes.

Intel has informed motherboard makers that it will
definitely launch its X48 chipset in mid March, two months later than
its original launch date, according to industry sources. The X48
chipset was originally slated for launch in January, but Intel pushed
it back as inventory of X38 had yet to be cleared, the sources said.

Source: Digitimes

NVIDIA nForce 790i chipset coming next quarter

Subject: Chipsets | January 29, 2008 - 11:34 AM |
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Digitimes has some more details on NVIDIA's nForce 790i chipset that is due out next quarter.  The chipset adds DDR3 memory support to the 700-series mix and is a completely new chip design because of it.

Source: Digitimes

AMD launches 7 series IGP chipsets in China

Subject: Chipsets | January 24, 2008 - 12:19 PM |
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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

Source: Digitimes

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...?

Source: Digitimes

The end of classic VIA chipsets

Subject: Chipsets | January 3, 2008 - 12:24 PM |
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Even though we more or less KNEW this was coming, it is sad to see the official end of an era over at VIA.  According to this Digitimes report, the chipset division, responsible for such masterpieces as the KT266A and KT133A, is being bundled in with the CPU division.

Source: Digitimes

IGP Wars: AMD upperhand on NVIDIA

Subject: Chipsets | December 30, 2007 - 11:48 PM |
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Upcoming battles between the IGP chipsets from AMD, the RS780, and NVIDIA, MCP78S, are apparently leaning towards AMD for performance.  This is all according to motherboard makers in Taiwan.

Source: Digitimes

NVIDIA MCP72 chipset delayed

Subject: Chipsets | December 28, 2007 - 12:10 PM |
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NVIDIA is getting all the headlines this morning, though maybe they don't want to.  Digitimes is reporting that the MCP72 chipset, otherwise known as the nForce 700 series for AMD platforms, is being delayed until the first of next year.  Being as it is now December 28th, this makes sense, no?  Still bad news is bad news.

Source: 3DCenter