Feeds

AMD to intro 6Gb/s Sata III chipset in early 2010

USB 3.0 too?

Business security measures using SSL

AMD will roll out its next generation of desktop chipsets in January 2010, Taiwanese motherboard-maker moles have claimed.

Two chipsets are in the pipeline: 'RD890' and 'RS880D', the latter an integrated offering equipped with a 700MHz 'RV620' graphics core and AMD's UVD 2.0 video decoder unit.

Both chipsets support HyperTransport 3.0 - Socket AM3, then - and contain PCI Express 2.0 controllers for graphics: 32 lanes in the case of the RD890, ready for four x8 or two x16 slots. The RS880D has 16 lanes, to feed either a single x16 slot or a pair of x8 connectors.

Both have extra PCIe 2 feeds for other peripherals. Each can support six x1 slots, and the RD890 has scope for an additional x4 slot.

If that wasn't sufficient PCIe slottage for you, AMD's SB810 and SB850 southbridge chips add a further four lanes for a quartet of x1 connectors. Both SBs can control up to 16 USB 2.0 ports. There's no word on USB 3.0 support, but they will work to the 6Gb/s Sata III specification. They both have Gigabit Ethernet and differ only in the extent of their Raid support: 0, 1, 5 and 10 for the SB850, and 0, 1 and 10 for the SB810.

Initial RS880D and RD890 offerings will come with the SB850 - the SB810 isn't expected to debut until Q2 2010. ®

New hybrid storage solutions

More from The Register

next story
4K-ing excellent TV is on its way ... in its own sweet time, natch
For decades Hollywood actually binned its 4K files. Doh!
Oi, Tim Cook. Apple Watch. I DARE you to tell me, IN PERSON, that it's secure
State attorney demands Apple CEO bows the knee to him
Apple's big bang: iPhone 6, ANOTHER iPhone 6 Plus and WATCH OUT
Let's >sigh< see what Cupertino has been up to for the past year
Huawei ditches new Windows Phone mobe plans, blames poor sales
Giganto mobe firm slams door shut on Microsoft. OH DEAR
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Get your Indian Landfill Android One handsets - they're only SIXTY QUID
Cheap and deafening mobes for the subcontinental masses
Apple's SNEAKY plan: COPY ANDROID. Hello iPhone 6, Watch
Sizes, prices and all – but not for the wrist-o-puter
A SCORCHIO fatboy SSD: Samsung SSD850 PRO 3D V-NAND
4Gb/s speeds on a consumer drive, anyone?
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.