AMD Officially Announces 790GX Chipset

From DailyTech: AMD officially announced its new AMD 790GX platform today. The 790GX is aimed at the performance computer users and packs in a host of features. One of the main features of the 790GX is advanced overclocking capability when paired with Phenom Black Edition processors.

The 790GX features AMD's Overdrive interface that allows easy overclocking of the Phenom Black Edition processors. The significant performance increase the platform can deliver to gamers using Black Edition processors is thanks to what AMD calls Advanced Clock Calibration technology.

The 790GX platform uses on-board ATI Radeon HD 3300 series graphics. AMD claims that the HD 3300 onboard GPU is the best performing on-board GPU available. AMD backs that claim up with a 3DMark Vantage score in excess of 2900 -- making the HD 3300 the fastest on-board GPU as of August 6, 2008.

In addition to laying claim to the fastest on-board GPU, AMD says that the 790GX also supports Hybrid CrossFireX technology to pair the performance of the on-board GPU with either an ATI Radeon HD 3400 or HD 2400 series discrete video card. The platform also supports CrossFireX for running multiple discrete video cards at once.

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