Technology content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
8,588 Reviews & Articles | 67,020 News Posts

AMD 880G chipset details surface

AMD 880G chipset hands on

By Shane McGlaun on Mar 23, 2010 11:06 am CDT - 0 mins, 36 secs reading time

The gang over at Bit-tech have landed hands on the first AMD 880G chipset motherboard and spent some time fussing about with it. According to the publication, the board uses a SB850 Southbridge with native eSATA 6Gbps and RAID 5.

[img]2[/img]

The chipset has a northbridge based on the RV620 core IGP. Graphics on the board are Radeon HD 4250 supporting DirectX 10.1 with 40 shaders and support for Sideport DDR3 memory. The board supports Hybrid graphics but lacks any new Crossfire support.

AMD is reportedly saving fancy CrossFire support for the higher end 890GX aimed at gamers. Other features of the 880G board include PCIe 2.0, 1x, 4x, and 16x PCI-e slots, and all this stuff is in a small microATX form factor.

Shane McGlaun

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Shane McGlaun

Shane is a long time technology writer that also covers lots of entertainment, cars, science and other topics that are suitable geeky. Shane has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. He wrote for TweakTown in the past covering tech news and laptop computers among other things. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

NEWS SOURCE:bit-tech.net

Related Tags