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More AMD "RS690" Details Revealed

| Posted: Dec 12, 2006 11:23 pm

With thanks to HKEPC, The DailyTech have posted up more spicey details on the upcoming "RS690" chipset from AMD, this featuring ATI's "Radeon Xpress 1250" graphics chip, derived from their standalone X700 graphics core.

 

Not too long before it's officially unveiled now, in the meantime get the full rundown on it here.

 


HKEPC has revealed further details on the upcoming AMD RS690 chipset. The new chipset has been named AMD 690G and falls in line with AMD's new chipset naming scheme. RS690 was previously expected to be named Radeon Xpress 1200 before AMD and ATI merged. It appears the AMD 690G is nearly finished with the latest stepping being A12. Manufacturing of the AMD 690G will be done by TSMC on an 80nm fabrication process.

 

The upcoming AMD 690G is expected to feature a Radeon X700 derived graphics core that's been renamed ATI Radeon X1250. Features of the integrated ATI Radeon X1250 include full support for DirectX9, shader model 2.0 support and AVIVO. The AVIVO video engine of the Radeon X1250 supports hardware accelerated H.264 and VC1 video processing for Blu-ray and HD DVD playback.

 

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