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AMD RD790 naked shot (Source: HKEPC)
RD790 to gain triple and quad CrossFire capabilities

AMD is preparing to update its aging 580X chipset later this year with the upcoming RD790. The upcoming RD790 serves double duty as the single and dual processor platform of choice for AMD desktop products. RD790 introduces 41 PCIe 2.0 lanes to AMD’s Socket AM2+ platform for Stars-family processors.

Motherboard manufacturers can distribute the PCIe lanes in many configurations, including four PCIe 2.0 x16 slots with eight-lane signaling. With all 41 PCIe 2.0 lanes, the RD790 chipset has a TDP up to 10-watts. AMD roadmaps reveal the multiple PCIe 2.0 slots are used for an improved CrossFire multi-GPU technology. The improved CrossFire multi-GPU technology supports up to four ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT graphics cards in Quad CrossFire configurations.

Unlike NVIDIA’s SLI, which supports dual or quad graphics cards in SLI, the improved CrossFire solution can take on three cards for improved performance. AMD claims CrossFire scaling with three cards yields a 2.6x performance increase. Two cards in CrossFire yield a 1.8x performance improvement. AMD roadmaps do not divulge how well CrossFire scales with four GPUs.

Expect RD790 to arrive later this year in time for the AMD Phenom product launch in single and dual processor configurations.

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RE: so...
By Pirks on 7/10/2007 10:24:14 PM , Rating: -1
Your mad at Canada because you don't know how to shop online?
well, you know how to shop online, right? then check out this: the samsung HD501LJ hard drive costs $110 US at newegg and $180 CAN (with GST) at this store.

does $110 vs $180 tell you anything?

I wish ALL the computer hardware could be bought in this ontario store at newegg prices. but you look closer and... same shit as everywhere else in Canada :-(

RE: so...
By z3R0C00L on 7/11/2007 8:27:59 AM , Rating: 2
You are one sad little boy.
Why not get this drive instead: <--- Seagate 7200.10 16MB Cache SATA2 - $125CDN

And Canada is not a commie infested Bureaucratic hell hole. The country has it's problems but they pale when compared to the problems faced by many Americans (especially those without health insurance).

Be thankful for what you have. If you don't like the way things are going get politically involved and work to change things. Dissent is a vital part of a Democratic society.

RE: so...
By Pirks on 7/11/2007 11:36:09 AM , Rating: 1
Why not get this drive instead
because I want that samsung since I'm building silent PC. you remind me of some mac zealots who keep saying "why you like this windows app, there is this nice mac app, use it instead, who cares if it's different from what you need?"
country has it's problems but they pale when compared to the problems faced by many Americans (especially those without health insurance)
at lest in america there is a CHOICE, you can funnel all your money into insurance if you want, but in canada there is no way to buy decent insurance - it's ILLEGAL to have quality fast and paid medical service here, and 9-month wait lines for specialists are for absolutely EVERYBODY (except canadian government with their private clinics, of course). well, unless you pay a visit to the south, where these fast services at least exist
If you don't like the way things are going get politically involved and work to change things
yeah, right, soviet union was exactly the same - you visit, say, germany, see how people live here, realize that your country is a stinking noisy ugly pig house compared to that. then you come back and start telling people - hey, I've been there, would you believe how they live? lemme tell ya - and THEN they look at you, totally puzzled, and ask what kind of dope you've been smoking, don't you realize all people must be EQUAL, there should be NO RICH at all, money is bad, you have to live like government lets you live, don't ask for more, or, well, go to the local municipality and express your dissent... well, they'll lock you up in an asylum, 'cause you MUST BE totally out of your mind if you dare to say things like our country is not the best one in the world.

you know the word for that? it's called brainwashing

shit, this is something I totally DID NOT expect coming here. I escaped from commies, and voila! SAME commies here, whould you freakin believe this??? they tell me the SAME story here, that everybody MUST BE equal, paying your own money for healthcare is BAD BAD BAD, this is why it is illegal and it must stay illegal forever, and you should live the way our generous best in the world canadian government lets you live, don't ask for more, YOU CAN'T SPEND YOUR MONEY THE WAY YOU WANT, period. shit, this is EXACTLY THE SAME thing they were telling us in soviet union, I can't freakin believe this...

man, that's not right, and I found a bunch of other ugly bureaucratic things here very much like those in soviet union - like to get drivers license there's a wait time of about a YEAR (it's just a couple of weeks or so in California), automotive insurance is $300 a month here and just $50 in california, banks here give you some shitty debit card while american banks give you proper Visa check card - totally different level of service and convenience...

you know, it's like a difference between windows and mac os x, that mac users like to talk about - os x is like windows, agreed, BUT! there are these tiny little details in os x, and the devil is in the details!

RE: so...
By z3R0C00L on 7/11/2007 12:20:19 PM , Rating: 2
Wow... you need help.
Here's the deal. European Western Democracies as well as Canada have a lot in common. The United States used to have a lot in common with us as well. WE're all.. wait for it.. LIBERAL Democratic countries. The founding fathers of the United States of America were Rebels, Liberals and Patriots who wanted to be free from the Conservative Imperialism of England at the time.

How things have changed.

How do you have more choice in the USA? YOU DON'T unless you have a lot of $$$.

There are wait times in Canada for non-life threatening surgeries, but if you're life is in danger it's instant. In the USA, if your life is in Danger, Insurance companies often won't cover you (if it's too expensive) or you can't get treatment if you don't have the Cash.

The number one reason for bankruptcies in the USA is for Medical Bills.

Learn a little, I have seeing as I'm a dual citizen. America is a great country and if taken by it's constitution, Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights probably the best country on earth. Sadly this is no longer the case. Neo-Conservatives and Neo-Liberals have corrupted it's politics. So much so that Americans don't even know who to trust anymore (politician wise).

PS.. here's your drive: <-- $140CDN <-- $136CDN

Learn to do research.. both on your politics and your hardware searches.

RE: so...
By Pirks on 7/11/07, Rating: 0
RE: so...
By z3R0C00L on 7/11/2007 12:28:32 PM , Rating: 2
PS.. Automotive insurance in California is government subsidized (I thought you hated so called "commies").

In Canada.. it's full out Capitalist. But there aren't many companies competing so you're stuck paying $300/mth (probably because you're 16yrs old).

Also the $50/mth in California is what an adult pays btw (not a teenager).

“And I don't know why [Apple is] acting like it’s superior. I don't even get it. What are they trying to say?” -- Bill Gates on the Mac ads
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