This is an old archive page of HWZ prior to revamp. We preview G’s performance potential before getting down and dirty with the boards over the next week or so. Currently, only the distinctly low-end Radeon HD and add-in cards are compatible with Hybrid Crossfire. Onboard, dedicated graphics memory has been available for over a decade, but OEMs typically avoid the option in order to save money. Customize The Tech Report Add a discreet HD series card in Hybrid Crossfire mode and things do improve. But whatever the case, odds are it’ll be cheap.

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We get to grips with the alpha, to see if it has the potential to be the media centre we’re looking for. We conducted all of our performance testing with the boards running their integrated graphics.

Also, one will likely also find the Radeon HD equipped with SidePort memory like those found on the GX chipset to improve the graphics performance, if only slightly. At idle the entire platform – chipset, graphics core, CPU, memory, the lot – consumes just 53 Watts.

Integrated goodness? A review of the AMD G chipset | Ars Technica

The bit-tech Hardware Awards About us Privacy policy Mailing list Mobile. Skip to main content Introduction Integrated chipsets may not be particularly exciting from a hardcore enthusiast perspective, but they’re the bedrock components that both AMD and Intel depend on when building an attractive platform.


On a more serio The excellent integrated graphics chip on the G was based on ATI’s entry level discrete GPU and compared to the insipid graphics performance from Intel’s integrated graphics chipsets, the G was clearly superior. Check out our latest buyer’s guide to see what the bit-tech team recommends – from ultra 7800g mini-ITX, to gaming HD behemoth! Find out which products are the best of the year, and also which innovations have caught our eye during How does it stand up to the mighty AMD G chipset?

You can totally forget about goodies like anti-aliasing.

In a world of media players and home theatre PCs, Boxee enters the fray with an vidso of the massively popular XBMC to carve out a niche in its social media playing idea. Which in turn allows the use of a cheaper, cooler running and less powerful processor.

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Realtek ALCA with 1. Despite the name, it’s actually virtually identidal to the Radeon HDAMD’s entry level discreet offering of around one year ago.

IGPs will die-out bysay researchers. That’s a great characteristic for a platform designed to run inconspicuously in the background. Then again, AMD seemed pretty damn confident about the Phenom viveo processor in the lead up to launch late last year.

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The core clock for its shaders however remains the same at MHz and features like CrossFireX and HyperTransport 3 will be supported like its predecessor. As you’d hope for an HTPC-centric board, it’s entirely passively cooled and hence essentially silent. Quiet, compact and yet extremely capable.


Getting hold of the right ingredients is another matter, however. We preview G’s performance potential before getting down and dirty with the videl over the next week or so. When enabled, Hybrid Graphics links the IGP and the discrete card and shares the rendering load between them.

Granted, 870g integrated Radeon HD core is the best of its kind, but it still can’t cope with modern PC games even at modest resolutions like x pixels. Neutronbeam Zak, you know you can’t validate any of the above details without first throwing AMD’s G is actually the company’s second 7xx series chipset in the past six months—the FX launched in November, alongside the company’s quad-core Phenom—but the G’s midrange focus, its additional features, and its new southbridge make it an intriguing proposition.

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