If everything goes smoothly, Asustek and Gigabyte will be able to start volume production of RD790 motherboards in early September, while competitors may not be able to launch motherboards supporting the new AMD chipset until mid October, the sources noted.RD790 motherboards will be priced more than $100 and will initially be bundled with the SB600 southbridge. By November they will get together with the new SB700 southbridge.
According to AMD's product planning, the 65nm RD790 made at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is the vendor's first quad-graphics platform that supports the next-generation Phenom processors and HyperTransport 3.0. It will also introduce PCI Express 2.0 and Triple CrossFire support.
First AMD RD790 motherboards in September - from Asus and Gigabyte
Posted on Wednesday, Aug 29 2007 @ 13:54 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck