The first integrated graphics chipset from AMD with DirectX 10 support - the 780G - will be available in January 2008.
As reported earlier this year, the new family of chipset solutions for cost-effective computers from AMD will feature two product families: AMD 740G and AMD 780G. The launch of both new integrated core-logic offerings will be aligned and is currently scheduled for January, ahead of Chinese New Year on February 7, 2008, though, the exact launch schedule for AMD 740G may be altered.
AMD 780G-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. Additionally, AMD 780G chipsets will support Hybrid CrossFire technology, which is designed to reduce power consumption of systems equipped with high-performance graphics cards. 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 790G chipset, along with new quad-, triple- and dual-core AMD Phenom, Athlon or Sempron processors, will be the base for the company’s code-named Cartwheel mainstream platform, which sports a broad set of multimedia, performance and security features to attract attention of different customers.