Con il seguente comunicato stampa AMD ha annunciato la disponibilità del chipset AMD 790GX. La nuova soluzione supporta i processori Phenom di ultima generazione ed include un IGP implementato mediante il ricorso ad un chip video DirectX 10 compliant di classe ATI Radeon HD 3300.
Tra le funzionalità del 790GX vi sono le tecnologie proprietarie Advanced Clock Calibration (ACC), che consente un performance tuning della cpu molto accurato, e ATI Hybrid CrossFireX, che permette la gestione di una scheda grafica discreta - appartenente alle linee ATI Radeon HD 3400 o ATI Radeon HD 2400, ad esempio - in abbinamento all'IGP, tipicamente utilizzato in tutti gli ambiti in cui i calcoli applicativi sono ridotti.
Ancora, l'AMD 790GX rende disponibile l'ATI Avivo HD, che abilita la visione in full HD del contenuto multimediale codificato in VC-1, MPEG-2 e H.264, e l'AMD Unified Video Decoder (UVD), che permette all'IGP di gestire direttamente, ovvero senza carico per la cpu, la visualizzazione dei filmati HD.
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- August 6, 2008 --AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced the availability of the industry’s preeminent performance desktop platform, the AMD 790GX. Packing a host of innovations, the AMD 790GX integrates advanced performance tuning for AMD Phenom processors, plus ATI Radeon HD 3300 graphics - the world’s fastest motherboard graphics processor (mGPU) – to take media aficionados beyond HD. In addition to AMD validation, independent testing of the AMD 790GX chipset shows significant increases in AMD Phenom processor performance via the introduction of Advanced Clock Calibration technology. Versatile graphics options include ATI Hybrid CrossFireX technology, which pairs the on-board ATI Radeon HD 3300 graphics with a discrete graphics card from either of the ATI Radeon HD 3400 series or ATI Radeon HD 2400 series graphics cards; or ATI CrossFireX multi-GPU technology, to enable multiple discrete graphics cards to work together to satisfy gamers demanding the best in 3D performance at maximum display resolution.
Significant tuning enhancements via Advanced Clock Calibration (ACC) on the new SB750 Southbridge introduced with the AMD 790GX make it the best platform for unlocking maximum AMD Phenom processor performance. Built-in ATI Radeon HD 3300 graphics provide an unmatched HD and gaming experience out of the box, with flexibility to scale to high performance configurations with the addition of one or two award-winning ATI Radeon HD 4800 series discrete graphics cards.
"Today’s high definition, multimedia applications demand powerful graphics and multi-core processor performance and only AMD is delivering a truly balanced platform that accelerates these workloads," said Phil Eisler, corporate vice president and general manager, AMD Chipset Division. "The AMD 790GX chipset contains several AMD innovations that further improves both multi-core AMD Phenom processor performance and motherboard
ATI Radeon graphics performance, the result of which are versatile performance PCs that deliver an eye-catching visual experience."
Scalable Game Performance
Building on the momentum of the award-winning AMD 780G chipset, the AMD 790GX offers DirectX 10 game compatibility, allowing casual gamers to enjoy advanced game performance, truly lifelike 3D graphics and dynamic interactivity in the latest game titles. Gamers looking to scale their performance with the addition of a discrete graphics card can achieve superior performance with ATI Hybrid Graphics Technology, harnessing the graphics power of both a discrete graphics card and the motherboard GPU in tandem. Performance players can scale even further with ATI CrossFireX graphics technology, powering multiple ATI Radeon discrete graphics cards, to further improve 3D performance. In addition, the AMD 790GX chipset is the third generation AMD chipset to feature AMD Overdrive, a simple user interface that brings performance tuning to the masses. With the latest AMD OverDrive feature, Advanced Clock Calibration, gamers can push the limits of their AMD Phenom Black Edition processors to extreme frequencies for added performance.
The Ultimate Visual Experience for HD
The AMD 790GX chipset features ATI Avivo HD, bringing full 1080p HD to performance PCs with support for the latest and most demanding formats, including VC-1, MPEG-2 and H.264. Featuring the AMD Unified Video Decoder (UVD), it directs HD playback to the better-suited GPU rather than to the CPU so consumers may enjoy a smooth and energy efficient HD viewing experience—virtually no lag, stalling or dropped scenes—in the latest Blu-ray titles. In addition, PC’s built around the AMD 790GX help give consumers tremendous flexibility with a broad range of video int
Source: AMD Press Release