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AMD has scheduled to release its new 7 series chipsets in the second half of 2007. The 7 series chipsets will introduce support for HyperTransport 3.0 and will include the high-end RD790 which will adopt PCI Express 2.0, mainstream RX780, and two models with integrated graphics (IGP): the RS740 which supports DirectX 9, and RS780 which will add support for DirectX 10 and AMD's UVD (Universal Video Decoder) technology. The RX780 and RS740 will launch in the third quarter while the RD790 and RD780 will follow in the fourth quarter of 2007. Initially the chipset will be matched with the SB600 southbridge but AMD also plans to release the SB700 in the fourth quarter. Plans to release chipsets which support Intel CPUs, RD700, RS700 and RC710, have all been aborted.
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Hmm, wonder why they aborted the Intel supporting chipsets...would have been another source of income for them.

The RD790 sounds interesting though...might be my next upgrade? (if I win the lotto)
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Plans to release chipsets which support Intel CPUs, RD700, RS700 and RC710, have all been aborted.
Source: DigiTimes
That just seems like a dumb idea to me. Why drop 80% of the market? It's a business, make all the money you can!
    
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I wanna know what AMD's plans are..
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The intel thing is to keep the ATi/Chipset market as neutral as possible for the time being and to provide profits. we all Know AMD will release the cooler enthusiast chipsets for themselves in 2008.
i miss amd
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I might just be really stupid when it comes to this, but most of the model numbers up there don't really register in my head.

Does any of that mean at all what socket the chipset will be coming out for? Or which it will support?
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AMD has a planned release date? Oh yea, like I really believe that.
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@ clay the chipsets will be for socket am2+ which is the sockket for the new phenom cpus
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AMD has a planned release date? Oh yea, like I really believe that.
Ouch... sad to see those guys aren't getting any more sympathy from us....
    
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I wanna know what AMD's plans are..
i dun know myself. but i'd bet it has to do something screwing themselves over. me thinks they are getting good at it too
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