Chipsets

AMD 785G Chipset Big Design Win

Ars Technica believes that AMD's new 785G chipset is the chips.

The 785G packs a number of feature upgrades, small things like HDMI 1.3, DDR3, DirectX 10.1, and support for socket AM3 processors. More significantly, though, the new northbridge features dynamic clocking features that allow its GPU and other cores to downclock by a factor of eight, to a mere 60Mhz from 500Mhz, at idle time, saving power. As one review points out, this means that a Blu-ray-equipped 785G PC with a low-voltage processor can probably be configured to consume less power than some standalone Blu-ray players. Tom's showed that at idle, a 785G system consumed 17W, 19 percent, less power than a 790GX system with the same components. Over five years nonstop, at Chicago electricity rates, that's more than $110 worth of electricity.

AMD 785G Chipset Reviews

There are a number of reviews of the AMD 785G chipset out there. I was hoping for something comparing to older intergrated video chipset performance, but no luck there.

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AMD and HP Want PCI Express 3.0 Extensions

EE Times reports that both AMD and HP want to add extensions to PCI Express 3.0 that will drop costs, and allow more features.

Using the technique, for example, chip makers could design a single part that connects processors and accelerators via PCIe, Intel's Quick Path Interconnect or the coherent HyperTransport bus. "This will enable hybrid computing to take off because a graphics chip could act like a host processor, and you could much more easily offload jobs from a CPU to a GPU or accelerator," said Michael Krause, an I/O specialist at HP.

AMD DTV Purchase Bumps Broadcom Up TV Chip Ranks

EE Times's reports that Broadcom jumped from 6th to 4th place thanks to acquiring AMD's DTV chip unit last year.

Broadcom jumped from sixth to fourth place in the rankings. Last year, Broadcom completed the acquisition of Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s digital TV (DTV) chip business for $141.5 million, about $51 million less than the two companies originally agreed upon.

AMD Chipset News: 785G, RD880D, and Dorado

If you want AMD chipset news, then this is your post. There is new info on AMD's integrated chipsets including their DirectX 10.1 chipset, the 785G.

Fudzilla-AMD 785 chipset has Radeon HD 4200 graphics
AMD 780G has a DirectX 10 based IGP core and its GPU is branded as Radeon HD 3200, while AMD 785G will get a Radeon HD 4200 brand which definitely confirms DirectX 10.1 capable graphics from the HD 4000 generation.
Fudzilla-RS880D has 700MHz IGP
AMD plans two new IGP chipsets, the AMD 785G that we mentioned earlier, and a faster version that still doesn’t have a real name, and is codenamed RD880D. This new chipset also gets DirectX 10.1 based graphics that works at 700MHz, it supports 2x8X Crossfire as well as UVD 2.0.
Fudzilla-AMD plans Dorado IGP platform
AMD currently plans the Pisces platform that should hold water through 2009, and this is a platform synergy for IGP chipsets with a bunch of CPUs. It consists of AMD 785G, or 760G+SB710 IGP chipsets and supports Sargas, single-core 45nm CPUs, Callisto dual-core harvested Phenom II quad to two cores and the Regor dual-core.

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