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Pictures of the first prototype AMD 790GX motherboard with integrated Radeon HD 3300 IGP started sufracing yesterday. The upcoming AMD 790GX chipset not only supports CrossFire X and Hybrid CrossFire, but it also adds 3-way Hybrid CrossFire in the loop. 3-way Hybrid CrossFire combines an integrated graphics with two PCI-E 2.0 x8 slots that can be used in CrossFire mode. Just an example, imagine two HD 3870 X2 cards working in CrossFire X helped by an AMD Radeon HD3300 IGP graphics. When in 2D mode only the integrated graphics will be used, but if the system is running at full throttle all three cards will be operating. Yes, the HD3300 IGP graphics won't give any significant boost in games and 3D apps, but at least it'll be built into the motherboard and will be working without requiring any additional interventions, so why don't use it? The AMD 790GX based products are expected to go on sale in May.
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All black, not bad.
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Those chips look tiny
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Thats a really clean looking board, now hopefully they won't put big tacky heatsinks on everything, lol.
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Needs a red PCB like my 790X. Looks really cool thought always wanted to mess with hybrid Crossfire but high end has only dedicated.
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So you could use two 3870X2s and the onboard 3300? Is that 5 way CF?!?! Not that the 3300 would do much, but coding the drivers for that would in insane. At least the 790 mobos will now get SB700.
    
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Digital PWM's, low-power chipset, sleek black color....

Sign me up!
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Originally Posted by Cheetos316 View Post
So you could use two 3870X2s and the onboard 3300? Is that 5 way CF?!?! Not that the 3300 would do much, but coding the drivers for that would in insane. At least the 790 mobos will now get SB700.
I think hybrid crossfire is switching between integrated and discrete graphics to help save power.
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Those chips look tiny
No they are actually not tiny, they are the normal size. It is just that everything else on the entire board is twice the size.
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im definitly getting that board! good thing i didnt jump on a 790x last night
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