ECS has put up information about an upcoming motherboard based on the AMD RX780 chipset which is a graphics free budget model. The ECS A770M-A motherboard supports AM2+ processors, i.e. Phenom and its name seems to come from the fact that the RX780 together with the SB600 southbridge will be known as the AMD 770 chipset, or that's at least what ECS lists on its site.
The RX780/AMD 770 chipset supports PCI Express 2.0 and HypterTransport 3.0 for improved I/O performance. In case of the ECS board, we're looking at four memory slots and apparently the new CPU's support up to 32GB of DDR2 memory, although the board has only been tested with 8GB.
It also has a single x16 PCI Express slot, two x1 slots and three PCI slots. The RX780/AMD 770 doesn't support CrossFire, hence the lack of dual x16 slots. Furthermore the A770M-A comes with eSATA and onboard RAID, but apart from that it looks like a pretty average board in terms of specs.
Judging by this, it can't be long now until this chipset is out and we know that the RD790 chipset is also ready to, it's just a matter of AMD launching the Phenom CPU's that are supposed to go in the AM2+ socket of all these new motherboards.
You can find the product page here.
Last updated: Dec 4, 2019 at 02:07 pm CST