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Power consumption We measured system power consumption, sans monitor and speakers, at the wall outlet using a Watts Up Pro power meter. Gigabyte have revealed in a leaked product presentation that the four card CrossFire X setup does not require CrossFire connectors; the data will be exchanged among the PCI-E slots which is monitored and controlled by Catalyst drivers. LG HU85L projector needs but two inches to cast a 90″ picture. Join us as we explore how these features tie the Spider platform together, and how the FX’s performance, power consumption, and initial motherboard implementations measure up. To be fair, this higher than expected power consumption may not be the fault of the FX. So as we’ve pointed out, this is just a platform renewal for AMD, but don’t expect anything exceptional.

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So as we’ve pointed out, this is just a platform renewal for AMD, but don’t expect anything exceptional. The itsy bitsy FX The heart of the FX chipset is a north bridge chip that shares the ad name. Archived December 16,at the Wayback Machine.

AMD FX 4-Way Motherboard Roundup –

Since the flash controller is designed to be compatible 790fz ATA pin-out definitions also to fit the ATA motherboard connector and is designed by Molexthis allows OEMs to produce their own brands of HyperFlash modules while at the same time providing maximum compatibility between HyperFlash modules. Enabling Higher Phenom Overclocks?


All IGP northbridges are pin-compatible to each other and even predecessors seriesto lower the product cost for each PCB redesign due to pin incompatibility and maximize the product qmd. Retrieved March 6, Tweaking CAS latencies, as follows: AMD is quick to hype the FX’s power efficiency, no doubt in part due to the notoriously high power consumption of its nForce rivals, particularly the SLI.

AMD’s 790FX chipset

790rx AMD is working on a new SB south bridge that will apparently make its way into the second wave of FX boards due out early next year. Serial ATA burners are much more common today, and for users looking to rid their systems of bulky IDE cables, four ports looks a little thin.

Retrieved January 29, The final four are consumed by the interconnect that ammd the chipset’s north and south bridge components.

Though from what we’ve seen, motherboard manufacturers are still sticking to their heat-pipe designs for enthusiast boards.

AMD 700 chipset series

Besides the use of SB southbridge for earlier releases of several members in lateall of the above chipsets can also utilize newer southbridge designs, amr SB, SB and the SB southbridges. The G was announced on August 4, That’s not guaranteed, though; we’ve seen enough motherboards equipped with slow PCI-based Ethernet controllers to know mobo makers are prone to cutting costs wherever they can, even if it means sacrificing peripheral performance. Retrieved January 17, With all of the FX’s new features packed into the north bridge, it’s fitting that the name extends across the entire chipset.


Archived October 14,at the Wayback Machine. Radeon R and Radeon R based video cards. With all its PCIe lanes and graphics cards hanging off the north bridge, there isn’t an overwhelming need for additional interconnect bandwidth.

AMD FX Chipset and Motherboard Preview –

This article needs to be updated. Although the aforementioned figures may be small compared to the TDP figures of a performance CPU, there is a growing demand for computer systems with higher performance and lower power consumption.

Asus’ first 790fd of Pbased motherboards were also a little greedy with their power consumption, but subsequent boards based on the same chipset proved considerably more power-efficient.

Retrieved October 25, You may also be interested in With separate power planes, users can better tweak their systems. It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays.

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SeptemberRevision ” PDF. Retrieved January 31, We’ll see how actual motherboard power consumption and out a little later. Merry Christmas from The Tech Report staff! Archived from the original on May 9, Retrieved from ” https: AMD is banking on these new components to revitalize its position in the consumer PC market.