2009 chipset schedulefor AMD updated

By Koushik Saha on 5.12.08

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AMD, the cut throat rival of Intel has updated its chipset roadmap for 2009.

AMD plans to launch a new entry-level IGP chipset, the 760G based on RS780 architecture, in January 2009. The chipset will support DirectX 10 and Shader Model 4.0, but will not support Unified Video Decoder (UVD) and Hybrid CrossFireX technologies nor HDMI and Display Port connections, according to sources at motherboard makers.

As mentioned earlier, the new IGP has been designed to replace AMD's740G chipset, and is expected to be accompanied by a new SB710 Southbridge.

The chip maker is also set to launch upgraded models of its 790FX and 790GX IGP chipsets, which are expected to provide users with AM3-computability and to be paired with the SB750 Southbridge. Intel's archival will launch an RS880 chipset in May or June 2009, which is to be paired with the aforementioned SB710 Southbridge. Later on, in July or August, AMD will launch a 770 chipset that will be paired with the SB710 chipset, to add support for AM3-based processors.

In September, AMD plans to launch an RD890 and SB800 pair.

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