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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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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.

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By Pirks on 7/11/07, Rating: 0
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