The 7 series chipsets will introduce support for HyperTransport 3.0 and will include the high-end RD790 which will adopt PCI Express 2.0, mainstream RX780, and two models with integrated graphics (IGP); the RS740 which supports DirectX 9, and RS780 which will add support for DirectX 10 and AMD's UVD (Universal Video Decoder) technology, according the the sources. The RX780 and RS740 will launch in the third quarter while the RD790 and RD780 will follow in the fourth quarter, noted the sources.The site also heard from their sources that the ATI RD700, RS700 and RC710 chipsets which support Intel CPUs have all been cancelled.
Initially the chipset will be matched with the SB600 southbridge but AMD also plans to release the SB700 in the fourth quarter, the sources added.
AMD 7-series chipsets planned for 2H 2007
Posted on Wednesday, Jun 13 2007 @ 15:13 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck