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RS690G integrated AMD chipset to arrive December

X700 graphics
Thu Nov 30 2006, 11:48
IT IS THE birth of the first four pipelines graphic chipset. AMD has one and Intel and Nvidia still doesn't. We learned that RS690G is about to be the first integrated chipset with a X700 like graphics. So the graphic inside is cut down from 8th in the discrete part to four in the chipset. This is still twice as much than you can find in integrated X300, Intel 865G or Nvidia's C51.

We don't have many details about the chipset itself as yet - we know it needs SB600 from ATI to get it up and running. It supports socket AM2 CPUs and as we said yesterday, here this is the only socket to exist after Q1 2007.

The boards will come with dual DDR 2 800 support, PCIe 16X, SATA II support, six channel HD and, Gigabit LAN, additional PCIe and PCI slots.

This might be the first chipset that is really Vista ready. Just wait till it comes down to notebooks as this market really needs a powerful integrated chipset. The target launch is sometime in December.

The boards based on this chipset will also support both VGA and DVI outs but this depends on the motherboard design. The chipset is capable of doing both at the same time. µ


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