AMD to re-launch 790FX chipset powered with SB750 Southbridge

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  1. Dragonfly

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    Actively cooled Northbridge? No more Heatpipes?! Say it aint so lol
     
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    meh, AMD reference boards are almost always activley cooled. youll find that manufacturing partners will make heatpipe setups for em.
     
  3. General_Cartman

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    What is it with AMD and re-releasing chipsets?
     
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    I think the big thing here is the SB750. Lot of people were waiting for SB700 for the 790FX, so this should be good for them.
     
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    excellent.. Finally.

    Now Just need to raise the clocks on B3.. hmmmmm :Paranoid::cool:
     
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    They're not nearly as bad as nVidia with their nForce 430 chipset. i've lost count of how many times i've seen that same southbridge rehashed over and over.... it's even made it into the 750i chipset, 3 generations later. seeing those 4 sata + 2 ide ports are always the giveaway.
     
  7. Teddy Bar

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    Let's hope they have taken the handbrake off and they finally deliver some real world performance better or at comparable to Intel's offerings.

    I would like to support AMD and would be willing to take a hit in regards to outright CPU performance, in the hope I can swap it out for a faster one, but the SB chips have always put a stop to that.

    As for nVidia chipsets, no way!!!!

    Question is, will it arrive in time for my next rig....


    Cheers,

    Teddy Bär
     
  8. Mensuri

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    I just wonder how the SB can increase overclocking.

    If they do, hopefully the phenoms can start to reach 2.8-3.0.
     
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    o it supports lots of happy RAID... so why do I get 6 SATA and 12USB??? Shouldn't I be gettin a normal number of USB and then enough SATA ports for it to be useful??

    goddamn... I'm about to run out of ports on my comp... and I reckon the most USB's I've ever used at one time is 5 :(
     
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    It can't :). On the other hand, a good PCB redesign (improved CPU power circuitry etc), might.
     
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    will there be much of an improvement in sata/network speeds between this and a 780G?
     
  12. Shizznack

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    Anyone see the 790FX paired with the SB700 yet or know when we might be seeing them? Im pretty keen to get my new pc sorted.
     
  13. Teddy Bar

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    The Tech Report had a look at the SB700 that was paired with the 780G. It was very unimpressive and they concluded it was nothing more than a revised SB600.

    http://techreport.com/articles.x/14261

    Cheers,

    Teddy Bär
     
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    Any 790FX + SB750 MOBO's out there yet ?

    I am going to make the change !

    X2 -> X4 rolls off the tounge.......but want to base the system on the 790FX SB750 combo, I have looked and could only find the reference board "Hawkefish" anyone taken up the cause and manufactured one yet or even better anyone running one

    Genesis
     
  15. Punk

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    Considering there is only a few pictures of a reference board i don't think there is any yet
     
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    Anyone seen any updates on when this combo will be available?

    Waiting on a board with this +4870x2 +9850. sik of playing Aoc at 10fps rofl.
     
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    The SB750 makes it easier for mainboard makers but since it's still paired with the 790FX northbridge don't expect anything major to change in performance. If you're after a new system and don't need Raid5 just get a current 790FX/SB600 based board that has an extra sata controller. My GB DS5 already has 6 internal and 2 external sata ports.
     
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    lol, why would you need 4 pci-e slots! such overkill!!!

    can you put in different pci-e cards in there (all ati of course) or do they have to be exactly the same?
     
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    i think they have to be the same core - ie RV670, but you could mix 3850/3870/3870X2, although they all run at the slowest cards speeds :(.

    4 slots for 4 * 4850 :)
     
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    Each card runs at its own speed... I've ran a 3850 + 3870 in Xfire were each card was running at its own clocks. Only thing is they run at the lower amount of RAM
     

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