AMD's Upcoming Chipset: The RS780

If AMD’s newly unveiled roadmap is accurate, we should be seeing its next generation chipset quite soon. Codenamed the RS780, the new chipset is intended for consumer and commercial desktop platforms.

The RS780 chipset features an integrated graphics solution and will come with DX10 support, AMD’s UVD technology, DisplayPort, HDMI and DVI support, and an integrated audio controller. In addition, the RS780 combines two display controllers and an independent frame buffer. With a full x16 PCIe 2.0 slot and a number of lesser PCIe 2.0 lanes, users can opt for better graphics or include other expansion cards. An interesting thing about the RS780 is its Southbridge (SB700), which only supports PCI. All PCIe slots were moved to the NB for increased bandwidth and faster access. The Southbridge supports 12 USB 2.0 ports 2 USB 1.1 ports, 6 SATA 2 ports, and a good old IDE port. While the new chipset appears to be exciting, there's no word on when it will be released.
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