Feeds

AMD spits out chipset for 'performance-loving' gamers

Launches hot chip in Iceland

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

AMD has finally thrown its 790GX chipset at the “performance” gaming crowd. It integrates ATI Radeon HD 3300 graphics with Phenom CPUs and can clock speeds of up to 3.2GHz, AMD claims.

Previously PC gamers wanting a beefier performance from their processors could overclock them up to a 3.0GHz limit, said AMD chipset marketing manager Sam Maekinen, speaking at the company’s CTO summit in Reykjavik, Iceland yesterday.

Unsurprisingly AMD claimed that the 790GX would “unlock” the Phenom processor’s “maximum performance” capability.

Maekinen explained that the new SB750 southbridge chipset improves video performance – which features its Sideport cache memory tech – by adding a discrete memory chip on the motherboard. Sideport was previously an optional addition to 780G motherboards, but is standard on 780GX boards.

He claimed performance could be boosted by 10 to 15 per cent, while the single memory chip has the ability to run at speeds of 400MHz and 533MHz.

The 790GX chipset can also scale up to high-end ATI Radeon HD 4800 series graphic cards, said AMD.

In-board partners and system integrators including Asus, Gigabyte Technology and Cyberpower Inc have all signed up to support the new platform, which carries a $355 price tag. ®

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
Samsung Gear S: Quick, LAUNCH IT – before Apple straps on iWatch
Full specs for wrist-mounted device here ... but who'll buy it?
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables
Right in the middle of Burning Mains Man week
HUGE iPAD? Maybe. HUGE ADVERTS? That's for SURE
Noo! Hand not big enough! Don't look at meee!
AMD unveils 'single purpose' graphics card for PC gamers and NO ONE else
Chip maker claims the Radeon R9 285 is 'best in its class'
prev story

Whitepapers

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Backing up Big Data
Solving backup challenges and “protect everything from everywhere,” as we move into the era of big data management and the adoption of BYOD.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?