MSI Announces First AMD RD790 Board
October 9, 2007 10:00 PM
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MSI announces its first RD790-based board
MSI today announced its K9A2 Platinum Motherboard based on AMD’s RD790 chipset, officially dubbed the 790FX. The 790FX serves as AMD’s primary single and dual-processor platform and replaces AMD’s antiquated 580X chipset. The new MSI board comes with support for a host of new features, including support for AMD quad-core processors and Crossfire X.
The K9A2 Platinum supports all AM2+ processors, which means it will work with AMD’s upcoming
and dual-core desktop processors. Existing AM2 processors are also supported by the newest board BIOS.
The 790FX also brings 41 PCIe 2.0 lanes to AMD’s AM2+ platform, allowing manufacturers flexibility in the number of PCIe slots integrated on the board. The K9A2 comes with four PCIe 2.0 x16 slots and supports AMD’s Triple-Play Technology. In addition, MSI goes a step further by offering
capability on the mainboard.
As of right now, AMD has not officially launched
. MSI indicates, however, the official debut should take place soon. AMD guidance claims ATI RV670, Phenom and RD790 will
simultaneously launch together next month
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RE: 8 lane signaling
10/10/2007 9:26:11 PM
that's because computers are used year round, and thus are part of the "background" electric consumption. try going one month without turning on the comps and you'll definitely see the difference.
RE: 8 lane signaling
10/12/2007 12:08:51 AM
I'd take average computer power consumption = 250w, display included.
You'll need to run it for 4 hours to use 1 kwH. That's like, what, 8¢?
That's $14.4 if run continously over a 30 day month. If you turn off your display when you sleep / not there, it would be less/make up for the higher consumption when gaming.
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