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AMD's new chipset aims at Windows 7 market

New chipset built to take advantage of AMD II processors
New chipset built to take advantage of AMD II processors

Chip giant AMD has announced the AMD 785G chipset – which has been designed to be 'at the core of the mainstream PC for Windows 7'.

The massive interest in Windows 7, combined with encouraging pre-orders for Microsoft's successor to Vista, has prompted AMD to push on with a new chipset that is aimed at the 'cost-conscious' mainstream market.

The AMD 785G chipset incorporates the company's ATI Radeon HD4200 graphics technology – allowing computers with motherboards using the chipset to run Direct 10.1 games.

The chipset has been designed to take advantage of AMD's Athlon II processors – giving PC manufacturers, and their customers, a mainstream affordable option that will show off Windows 7 in all its glory come October.

The chipset also offers:

  • DirectX 10.1 support for the latest games
  • UVD2 for accelerated, GPU-enabled, decoding
  • First AMD chipset with ATI Stream technology for amazingly fast video transcoding and application performance
  • Advanced technology to keep your PC running cool and quiet
  • Latest support for HDMI 1.3 and DisplayPort
  • SidePort Memory support for DDR3/DDR2 performance cache
  • Hard disk performance improvements with RAID support