Rumor: AMD 790FX Chipset To Sip Power
This is great news for anyone planning on building a new rig based off the 790FX, but it's especially good news for people who are planning on building a SFF/Micro-ATX system where thermals and power consumption are especially important factors due to space limitations.
“It seems that implementing PCIe Gen2 and HyperTransport 3 in combination with TSMC advanced manufacturing process yielded better-than-expected thermals, while Nvidia and Intel both face the challenge of cooling hot products such as X38 and nForce 700 series.
While heat-pipes are now touted as best thing since sliced bread, for AMD chipsets - using a BTX-style case is a hard reality, which is ideal for keeping those graphics cards running all nice and clean.”
Of course this is all just a rumor so stay tuned for a full review as soon as we can get our hands on one of these boards for testing.