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As Nvidia prepares to launch its nForce 780a enthusiast chipset, which will include integrated graphics as a power-saving feature, reports on some rumor sites hint that AMD is readying something very similar. Expreview, for one, nabbed several photos from another Chinese website of a motherboard based on an unreleased AMD 790GX chipset. The mobo includes an onboard memory module next to the north bridge, foreboding the presence of an integrated graphics core.

Meanwhile, Fudzilla plainly states that the 790GX chipset will introduce a new type of hybrid CrossFire mode that will couple a pair of discrete graphics cards with an integrated GPU. Fudzilla doesn't mention any power-saving tricks, but such a chipset would be ideal for a feature akin to Nvidia's HybridPower.

For those not in the know, HybridPower involves plugging one's monitor into the IGP, then having the chipset tap into discrete graphics processors as needed, switching them off when the user isn't running any games or 3D applications.
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post #2 of 6
Enthusiast and integrated graphics in the same sentence?

What's going on here? This concept should stay on laptops exclusively.
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Why not for desktops? This could lead to massive energy savings if your main crossfire setup doesn't have to run an easy task like firefox.
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Just an added expense on the motherboards price that I'd rather not have.

Downclocking while doing menial tasks saves a bunch of energy as well, and doesn't cost you anything.
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when does damn 780a come out!
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Enthusiast and integrated graphics in the same sentence?

What's going on here? This concept should stay on laptops exclusively.
next thing ya know,we're gonna start seeing tree huggers and hippies here. What is the world coming to?
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