In the next three quarters we can expect two new chipsets from AMD with build-in graphics, X-bit Labs reports:
Within the next nine month, AMD plans to unveil two generations of its own-brand chipsets – AMD 740G and AMD 780-series products. The novelties are going to sport a number of new features and, given that they will be from AMD itself, it is highly likely that they are going to gain popularity among system makers.
AMD 740G core-logic is projected to feature a new DirectX 9.0-compliant graphics core with Avivo engine as well as PCI Express x16 and PCI Express x4 interfaces in the north bridge. The new chipset will be mass-produced in Q3 2007 and will be coupled with the current-generation SB600 I/O controller.
AMD 780-series core-logic will feature HyperTransport 3.0 bus for CPUs, PCI Express 2.0 x16 and x1 for add-on cards and DirectX 10-compliant graphics core with universal video decoder (UVD) engine as well as D-Sub, DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort outputs. The chipset will be released to mass production in Q1 2008 and mainboards on its based may feature new-generation SB700 I/O controller.
More powerful integrated graphics could help AMD to gain marketshare from Intel as the latter firm isn't really known for high-performance graphics core.