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[Softpedia] AMD 900-Series Chipset Required for Bulldozer Power Gating Technology

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AMD's upcoming 900-series motherboard chipsets, that the company plans to launch together with its Zamabezi FX processors based on the Bulldozer architecture, will feature an improved power management technology which should decrease the energy consumption of AMD's future CPUs.
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Cool.
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So, are Nvidia chipsets just going extinct?
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Still tells us nothing more than we already knew,except for power gate control which may or may not be important.
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So, are Nvidia chipsets just going extinct?
I thought Nvidia got out of the chipset business ages ago. Their most recent chipset, the 980a, is nothing but a rebrand of the 780a with DDR3 support.
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SLI will be certified to work on 900 series chipsets, similar to how it is on X58.
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I thought Nvidia got out of the chipset business ages ago. Their most recent chipset, the 980a, is nothing but a rebrand of the 780a with DDR3 support.
They stopped making motherboard chipsets as of November IIRC. Whether they'll officially certify AMD900 for SLI remains open within my knowledge....I think it is doubtful outside of Lucid Hydra, but who knows.
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Well this answers some more questions regarding the AM3 bios update.
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post #9 of 58
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Originally Posted by Skripka View Post
Whether they'll officially certify AMD900 for SLI remains open within my knowledge....I think it is doubtful outside of Lucid Hydra, but who knows.
Support was already confirmed a month ago.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Nvidi...s-192469.shtml
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Originally Posted by Skripka View Post
They stopped making motherboard chipsets as of November IIRC. Whether they'll officially certify AMD900 for SLI remains open within my knowledge....I think it is doubtful outside of Lucid Hydra, but who knows.
There have already been several news stories saying they will do just that. Actually, they stand to lose a bit of money if the hack is the only option for SLI with an AMD CPU especially if BD is as quick as recent i7 processors.

EDIT: OT, if core gating is necessary for turboCORE 2.0 then that means that is a 900 series chipset only feature. It may seem unimportant to many OCers here, but I can imagine several situations where you could benefit from the free clockspeed for lightly-threaded workloads (games) even if the CPU is overclocked seeing as how TC2.0 doesn't change the voltage or downclock cores like the current iteration of the technology.
Edited by JCPUser - 4/24/11 at 4:13pm
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