In the second quarter of next year we can expect the high-end RS780D chipset and the RS780C which will be aimed at the mainstream market.
RS780 motherboards will be priced around US$90-120, while RS740 motherboards will be priced around US$40-60. The RS780D will support multiple GPUs and boards will cost above US$120, while RS780C-based boards will come in around US$60-80.
The RS780 supports AM2+ processors, HyperTransport 3.0 and PCI Express 2.0, while the IGP will support DirectX 10 and UVD (unified video decoder) 2.0 for H.264 and VC-1 decoding. The IGP also supports DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI and HDCP. The chipset supports Hybrid CrossFireX technology, which is a similar to Nvidia's Hybrid SLI allowing the IGP to work together with discrete graphics cards for extra performance.>/blockquote>