The first AMD RD790 chipset based motherboards will be launched by the end of September, by Asus and Gigabyte. DigiTimes says other motherboard makers won't get the motherboards ready until mid-October:
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.
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.
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.