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mullet
03-04-08, 11:53 AM
This will make a great HTPC. Big improvement over the 690G chipset.

http://www.tomshardware.com/2008/03/04/amd_780g_chipset/

CaptNKILL
03-04-08, 12:05 PM
Wow that does look like an awesome setup for an HTPC.

I was thinking about putting together an HD-capable HTPC some day. I just might go with a 780G. :)

mullet
03-04-08, 12:16 PM
Yeah, very very low power consumption, AMD 45watt CPU, cheap ass DDR2 800, 300 watt PSU. SATA Blu-Ray Rom, SATA 1TB HDD.

Bman212121
03-04-08, 01:10 PM
Wow, what I think suprises me most is that they not only let you overclock your onboard graphics, but the fact that it is underclocking so much they can almost double the core frequency.

Having the ability to drop in another card is really nice for a HTPC, but as the numbers show even with both in crossfire mode if you really want to play a game, you'll still need a dedicated graphics card to do it.

For a HTPC this could easily be gold. With the whole system only pulling 74W you should be able to keep it cool and silent so it doesn't disturb your ability to hear the movie.

BronzeGod
03-04-08, 03:21 PM
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa168/twocorpses/failboat2.jpg

Intel needs to release the G45, and X48 chipsets, then let the war begin.

mullet
03-05-08, 01:19 AM
The 690G and 780G both own the IGP for a while now.

mullet
03-06-08, 02:15 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kd0Of4PnpQk

Ninja Prime
03-07-08, 12:55 AM
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa168/twocorpses/failboat2.jpg

Intel needs to release the G45, and X48 chipsets, then let the war begin.

Guess you havent heard the news? X48 is a PoS, its just a relabeled x38.

Amuro
03-07-08, 04:12 AM
I heard AMD's 780G mobo had serious compatibility issues with their own Phenom 9100e processor. What a joke?!

mullet
03-07-08, 11:46 AM
I heard AMD's 780G mobo had serious compatibility issues with their own Phenom 9100e processor. What a joke?!

Link? I would use a AM2 for this mobo.

CybrSage
03-07-08, 02:14 PM
The chipset has a limitation on sound. It can only send 2 channel uncompressed, or lossy 5.1 compressed, sound. Same limitations as with their current vid cards.

The upcoming nVidia board will be able to do 8 channel uncompressed sound, though it cannot bitstream the newest HD codecs...you will have to rely on the software to decode it for you.

Amuro
03-08-08, 07:11 AM
Link? I would use a AM2 for this mobo.
I originally heard it from HKEPC, but the post was in Chinese, so I googled and found this:
http://www.tcmagazine.com/comments.php?id=18541&catid=2

AMD RS780 A12 revision posts problems for low-cost Phenom

Following the initial round of applause for its graphics capabilities the RS780 chip which powers AMD 780V and 780G motherboards has been found to not play nice with the upcoming Phenom 9100e. As it has been discovered the current revision of the RS780, A12 has a problem with the 1.8GHz Phenom 910e's HyperTransport link which works at 1.6 GHz, significantly lower than that of the Phenom 9500 and 9600s.

When the 9100e is used with A12 silicon the CPU's HT link is set to just 1GHz, this meaning lower performance from the quad-core part. This problem is expected to be fixed with the A13 revision of the RS780 but this won't help early adopters of AMD 780 motherboard that will also buy a 9100e or the 9150e.

mullet
03-08-08, 10:56 AM
Thanks, as I said for a HTPC I would go AM2 45 watt cpu.

Amuro
03-08-08, 11:21 AM
Thanks, as I said for a HTPC I would go AM2 45 watt cpu.
Sure, but it's still lame that new AMD low-end mobo is not fully compatible with new AMD low-end procs.

mullet
03-16-08, 01:28 PM
MSI

Check this out wow.
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/674/3/

Board is on display at CeBit.

Model MSI-7411

Features
RS780 family chipset
Component Video Out
Digital SPDIF In/Out
VGA Out
HDMI Out
USB/1394/LAN
3 PCIe x1
1 DAE3 slot tucked behind slot 3 PCIe x1 for Audio Add In card
1 PCIe x16 (configured as x8 only due to HDMI sharing PCIe lanes)
Line In (L/R)
Line Out (L/R) (2 channel Preamp)
Subwoofer Line Out
512MB GDDR2 Sideport Memory
D2 Audio DAE-3 DSP for Audio Processing
4 SATA
1 PATA


Add in card options from MSI
5-Channel x 100W (AAIC100-5) Card
• 100W Peak, Channel Drive, 8Ω
• THD+N: <0.1%, 1kHz, 1W
• SNR: >105 dB
• Frequency Response: 0.5 dB (20Hz to 20kHz)
• 93% Efficient Power Amplifier

3 Channel to 7 Channel Pre-Amplifier (AAIC7) Card
• High Quality Home Theater Performance
• Line-Level Outputs, 2.0Vrms
• THD+N: <0.01%, 1kHz, -6dBFS
• SNR: >110dB

CaptNKILL
03-16-08, 01:30 PM
Damn, that's awesome.

I want. :)

nekrosoft13
03-16-08, 01:32 PM
wtf, what kind of Frankenstein connector is that

http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/674/msi_audio_preamp.jpg