AMD intros the 790GX chipset
First off, we have a board inbound so expect a review soon. it's a pretty interesting chipset c ombined with the new update of OverDrive. It should be fairly do-able to get a Phenom towards 3.2 GHz now, whihc is 10-15% more than the last-gen chipset could do.
AMD released the AMD 790GX chipset with integrated graphics. This neww mainboard is now partnered with the new SB750 southbridge, the 790GX has an integrated Radeon HD 3300 graphics solution and as stated takes advantage of overclocking with Phenom processors via a new Advanced Clock Calibration (ACC) system.
Obviously the standard features can be found as well like DirectX 10 support, Hybrid CrossFireX and CrossFireX multi-GPU technologies, HyperTransport 3.0, Cool'nQuiet 2.0 and the Unified Video Decoder (UVD) with full 1080P decoding support for h.264 and VC-1.
The 790GX features support for dual-DVI, HDMI 1.2 and DisplayPort interfaces, up to 12 USB ports and 6 SATA 3.0 Gbps connectors (RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10 ready, RAID 5 is new for this chipset by the way) and is backed up by in-board partners like Asus, ASRock, Biostar, DFI, ECS, Foxconn, Gigabyte, J&W Technology, Jetway and MSI.
Anyway, more on this chipset soon. It should be pretty good.