Sources at motherboard makers claim AMD will release its RS780 IGP chipset along with the value RS740 in January 2008. The RS780 will be the first IGP chipset from AMD with DX10 and UVD support.
In the second quarter of next year we can expect the high-end RS780D chipset and the RS780C which will be aimed at the mainstream market.
RS780 motherboards will be priced around US$90-120, while RS740 motherboards will be priced around US$40-60. The RS780D will support multiple GPUs and boards will cost above US$120, while RS780C-based boards will come in around US$60-80.
The RS780 supports AM2+ processors, HyperTransport 3.0 and PCI Express 2.0, while the IGP will support DirectX 10 and UVD (unified video decoder) 2.0 for H.264 and VC-1 decoding. The IGP also supports DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI and HDCP. The chipset supports Hybrid CrossFireX technology, which is a similar to Nvidia's Hybrid SLI allowing the IGP to work together with discrete graphics cards for extra performance.>/blockquote>