AMD's upcoming RS780 IGP chipset is ready on the hardware site but DigiTimes writes the drivers aren't ready yet. The support for the new Hybrid CrossFire technology isn't ready and as a result the chipset will only be available in China on January 23rd, other countries will have to wait till the driver is ready.
Since Hybrid CorssFireX technology is a major feature of the RS780 chipset, AMD hopes to give the technology the best introduction to the market it can. However, any significant delay in shipments could end up hurting AMD's profits and momentum. Therefore, the company has decided to adopt a strategy of selling the motherboards in certain regions first.
Final Hybrid CrossFireX drivers are expected to be distributed to AMD's partners by the middle of February, with the worldwide launch of the RS780 to take place before the end of February, if all goes well, noted the sources.