AMD 780G Chipset Launched
In further news from CeBit 2008, AMD today announced its 780 series of integrated graphics processors designed for casual gamers and multimedia processing. Expected to be available on motherboards from AMD's partners beginning in the second quarter of this year, the chip is an integral component of AMD's Cartwheel desktop and Puma notebook platforms. This will enable users to attain high-def and 3D graphics capabilities at mainstream prices. When paired with an ATI Radeon videocard, users can also make use of the new ATI Hybrid Graphics technology that pairs the onboard and discrete GPU in a Crossfire-like configuration, resulting in a boost in 3D processing performance. This setup will be supported beginning with ATI Catalyst 8.3 available on March 5. Based on a 55nm manufacturing process, the 780G will offer greater performance while drawing less energy at idle. More information including tech specs and a launch video is available by clicking on the link above.