Talk:AMD 700 chipset series

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Does anyone know if PowerXpress will be available on desktops, too? Is PowerXpress worth an own article?

PowerXpress is similar to hybrid SLI, why should PowerXpress be treated as a standalone article if the similar technology deserves only a subsection? At most, the PowerXpress should be put in ATI CrossFire article. As a reminder, hybrid SLI supports desktop platform, while AMD/ATI had not confirm any plans for desktop platform, but you can see ATI has already got a patent for that to happen, see the section. -- 13:23, 17 October 2007 (UTC)


Can anyone confirm whether this is 1.2 or 1.3, e.g. for full bitstream support? This information is a bit hard to track down. Thanks Funkdancer (talk) —Preceding comment was added at 02:49, 31 January 2008 (UTC)

All HDMI ports on PC platform are 1.2, as far as I know. As for the bitstream support... since they're all version 1.2, thus nope, not supported. -- (talk) 09:27, 31 January 2008 (UTC)

ATI Hybrid Graphics[edit]

Its probably worth mentioning that ATI Hybrid Graphics currently only works with low-end cards. (talk) 04:05, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

790GX Specs[edit]

It says: Two physical PCI-E x16 slots at x8 bandwidth - references site I cannot read which looks like a pre-releases statement. I cannot correlate this with any information from anywhere else. Edwardando (talk) 18:19, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

ASUS M3A78-CM does not match article[edit]

My new ASUS board has a Radeon 3100 (780V) yet the chart says no Hybrid CrossFire X or DisplayPort technology. My board has both. I'm typing this on it now, in fact! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Daivox (talkcontribs) 21:17, 29 January 2009 (UTC)


"Three variants will be available for HyperFlash modules, with capacity of 512 MiB, 1 GiB and 2 GiB respectively, with expected DVT samples in November 2007". Maybe it's time to update this article? Anyone? (talk) 20:16, 27 February 2009 (UTC)Devillious

The reception section[edit]

Looks like to me that it's only the "reception" of some credible IT websites who were referenced in the section, so as their readers.

No matter what are those arguments, unless this chipset series' reception is reflected on the "AMD platform chipset" market share trend or similar findings, otherwise I don't see the need for such section, this is not a place for someone's thought, even it's convey by any IT websites staff(s), no matter those sites are credible or not, even the argument is NPOV or not. -- (talk) 18:32, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

Every article should have real-world context, and for consumer goods that includes information about how the product was received. Commentary from reputable critics is one of the best ways to get that information. This is one facet of computer hardware articles that are really lacking on Wikipedia, and is why few if any ever reach GA status, let alone FA where this information is required to meet comprehensiveness. Articles should not just be a collection of datasheets, which tell the layman nothing about how well the product actually performed, both in absolute terms and in comparison against its competition. Ham Pastrami (talk) 20:39, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

ATI SB700 and PATA[edit]

Hi- The SB700 does indeed seem to support PATA (via the ATI IXP700 logic). Either I have an early board and AMD stripped out PATA support in later versions of the southbridge, or the article is incorrect. A third remote possibility is that the ITE SuperIO chipset is providing PATA and somehow the PATA_ATIIXP driver is working with it (extremely unlikely, but I'm completely unfamiliar with modern hardware). Can anyone confirm, deny or clarify this issue? Stilroc (talk) 18:15, 2 May 2009 (UTC)

That article cited falls under Questionable sources policy since it's promotional in nature, thus it's incorrect and it wouldn't be the first time that it happened on Tom's. In the article the SB700 was only briefly introduced and doesn't provide any references from where the author has got that information, nor does it feature a single mainboard with that sb. All of the mainboards showcased in feature the SB600 sb. Besides, from what it's stated, the SuperIO chip provides a controller only for Floppy, and none for PATA. AMD has published the specs clearly for SB600, but for SB700 I could find only PR stunts. Since all SB700 mainboards can be equipped with a single physical IDE, I can only conclude that it supports one IDE port naively. Em27 (talk) 17:42, 22 May 2009 (UTC)
Indeed, that seems to be the case. I now have PATA support working with the ATIIXP driver, which leads me to believe that the support is indeed being provided by the SB700 southbridge. It's rare for a chipset manufacturer to vary device support in the same revision of a chipset, so I'd have to assume that all SB700 southbridges support one IDE (PATA) port. Tom's Hardware is a commercial venture and they do have sloppy reporting from time to time, but I've also gotten reliable information from them which is why I was wary to fully question the article outright. I will begin looking for a better reference before I update the page. If someone else finds one in the near future, please post it here or alter the references section in the article. Stilroc (talk) 04:15, 3 June 2009 (UTC)
Just now I've been on Gigabyte's site taking a look at their AM3 790 mainboards and remembered this Talk. Both of their models offer Floppy support through an iTE IT8720F SuperIO chip. My ASUS M3A78 Pro uses iTE's IT8716F chip which means the SB700's don't have Floppy support on their own. However, that Tom's article is still short of explaining or proving for that matter that SB700 doesn't provide Floppy support since they only present SB600 equipped mainboards. A better reference should be picked. Em27 (talk) 18:24, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

Out of date[edit]

The article was written mid-2008 and still speculates on future chips to be announced in H2 2008. What happened to this chipset since? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:15, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

The out-of-date tag for an article applies to things like current event articles where a lot of information is preliminary. Most of the information in this article is not time-dependent. If you see minor problems like verb tense, simply update it. If you think the release dates are wrong, change them or tag them for citation, as you would if they had been written after the fact. Ham Pastrami (talk) 01:28, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Article lead[edit]

I moved all the historical development information out from the lead and into its own section. The lead should be rewritten to properly introduce the chipset (key features, innovation, etc.). I am not familiar enough with the subject to do it myself. AugustinMa (talk) 04:16, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

Multi-graphics, et al[edit]

I rewrote this section, adding a lot of the missing information...This included multiple footnotes & citations. Somehow all the changes were lost, I'm blaming wikiEd for this (anyone but me). There were some broken/self links I fixed too. Well some how the page must have reloaded while I was in another tab, and this is likely how everything was lost. I'm feeling too disappointed to start over. ...probably 25-155 words, but several hours of time....  :(

Maybe next time I'm back, if no one else has fixed it, I'll do again Avé 07:14, 23 September 2010 (UTC)