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We touched on some of AMD’s new “Hybrid” technology in the 780G chipset some months ago. While integrated graphics are not of interest to most [H] readers, the new 780G is very interesting to see in action as it is far from your “normal” integrated GPU. Throwing in a triple core Phenom 8000 series processor they bring forth a sub-$700 box that will play games very very well. Say what you want to about Triple core, but I think that this in-between processor is going to be able to bring AMD a lot of mainstream business.

HAHA! In your face Intel X3500
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Very Good...

If AMD brings configurations like this in for a good price, they will wipe the floor in the mainstream market.

The quality of that integrated chip is superb.
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Unless these tri cores are going to be significantly cheaper then the quad core phenoms I don't really see the point. It looks like they are just finding a way to make money on their defective quads that come off the line. If they come in at a good price point, then that will be good, but if they are only going to be like $10 then the quad cores, I don't see this catching on.
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Next person to claim that buying ATI was a mistake should be directed here.
    
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While it does look nice I don't think that is going to catch Amd/Ati back up. The only thing is has going for it is a better integrated gpu. Intel is going to get into the gpu market and its probably just to fix this problem since nvidia + intel haven't been getting along.
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In the enthusiast market this doesn't directly affect us, but i do believe that it will have a ripple effect through the industry. Image having mainstream computers everywhere than can play decent games at decent settings with integrated graphics.

I honestly believe this is a move in the right direction.
    
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post #7 of 22
Very nice.. integrated seems to be coming along from AMD..
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post #8 of 22
That would be a pretty nice thing to have. You could buy the PC now without the video card for cheap, and then still get to play games while saving up. That's really impressive, AMD. Way to go. Now if only Intel will do that.

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Holy crap... that WiC is about what i got with my 7900gt on all high

If this continues AMD will have no problem competing with Intel in the mainstream market.
    
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post #10 of 22
so is the 780G better than the 790FX?
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