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Hardware AMD's 780G integrated graphics chipset

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 4 Mar 2008.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    That looks like an absolutely fantastic chipset, I can't wait to see what becomes of this. :D
     
  3. spazmochad

    spazmochad Active Member

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    I can't belive its taken this long to get an IGP to fully decode HD content. I was expecting these sort of results with my nforce 430/6150 and that was over a year ago.
     
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    ^^ As Krikkit says!
     
  5. Ownzyouall

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    I have a message for AMD, just quit life, you'll never beat Intel.
     
  6. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    It looks amazing. Glad to see AMD are bouncing back in at least one area.

    If they did HD audio pass-through too, it'd be the perfect motherboard for an HTPC. Not sure I'd get one without though, tbh
     
  7. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    So you want a stagnant, single-manufacturer processor market then? Didn't think so... :eyebrow:
     
  8. sandys

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    Sounds like a good board, if I can decode HD with this using my current X2 2.2Ghz I'd buy one.

    I've never ever seen that power draw from my PS3 I'd be interested to hear what that number comes from, completely fictional over estimate by at least 100w if my UK 60Gb PS3 is anything to go by, I'm sure a 40Gb with less components would be better still, of course its still its not as low as my HTPC I'll give you that.
     
  9. Tim S

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    That's a worst-case from an early Japanese PS3. Of course, the 40GB UK PS3 will consume less because process technology has improved and there's no PS2 inside it... but it's hard to quantify how much less without having one on hand. One thing I can say is that it won't be as little as 78W, that's for sure.
     
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    I want to make a new HTPC and I'm thinking this board might be just the ticket.

    What I really want to know, is there any linux-based HTPC software that will take advantage of the features this chipset provides?
    I would be REALLY interested in an how-to article by Glider or someone on how to set up one of these as a combined HTPC/file-server.
    Especially if there is some kind of software you can use in linux to manually set up things like power profiles so it can suspend itself and wake on LAN, and have things like staggered spin-up of HDDs (though I suspect that's more dependant on the raid card you use for raid 5).

    In fact, I'd be so interested, I'd be willing to buy all the parts and ship them to Glider myself for him to investigate and evaluate. :)

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    Also, what about video up-scaling?
    If I have lower-res video content on my HDD, can this upscale it to 1080p and send it via HDMI?
    Or would it struggle/not be any better than the TV doing it?
     
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  11. OdDBaLL_MoD

    OdDBaLL_MoD Always planning something...

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    Another thing to note is that the Japanese PS3 would run on 100v, where as the UK PS3 would run on 230v, and (from what I've read) the higher voltage would increase the efficiency slightly (1-2%), which in turn should decrease the power consumption slightly. Though, saying that, I'm no expert :D
     
  12. HourBeforeDawn

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    wow this is a win for use as a HTPC mobo... nice...
     
  13. ssj12

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    hopefully this will force Intel to boost their chipset's performance
     
  14. UncertainGod

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    Wow, that an impressive chipset. Now they just need to get to work on an impressive cpu.
     
  15. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    So this is What you were talking about last week, Rich?

    Very nice, although I'm undecided on whether I'd like a PS3 or one of these.

    Actually it's a moot point, as my TV's crap and not HD.
     
  16. oasked

    oasked Stuck in the Mud

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    Unfortunately, I would imagine that it'll be a while before you see the video acceleration features on Linux. In fact, can you even play Blu-Ray on a linux box?

    EDIT: Apparently you can - link.
     
  17. Amon

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    Holy crap, that's amazing.
     
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    Fantastic, was this what you were suggesting in that thread I started mid last week?
    I've actually been looking for a suitable upgrade for my HTPC anyway, now I just have to convince the missus.
     
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  20. M_D_K

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    that does look like a good board certainly beats the old HTPC board i had.

    Biosniper you have a job you bum get it yourself lol
     
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