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Mar. 23, 2009 by Lawrence Lee
|| MSI KA760GM
AMD AM2+ Motherboard
| Street Price
In January AMD announced a new integrated motherboard chipset you've probably
never heard of: 760G. With all the excitement around Phenom
II and AM3, it's little wonder that a new entry-level integrated chipset
failed to generate any fanfare, essentially falling through the cracks. 760G
is a budget version of the venerable 780G
chipset does it offer anything new or is it simply 780G with
a few cut corners?
specification page lists a variety of features that are not new: DirectX
10, HyperTransport 3.0, PCI Express 2.0, ATI Hybrid Graphics, SurroundView,
and Cool n' Quiet 2.0. The only item listed that we've never seen before is
a "next generation" southbridge, SB710. Excited yet? Don't be
it is simply SB700 with support for Advanced Clock Calibration" which is
suppose to enhance CPU overclocking when using AMD's Overdrive application.
We found only one other noteworthy piece of text in their literature:
ATI Avivo is the advanced image and video processing
and display technology found in ATI Radeon graphics that enables:
- brilliant colors, sharp images and smooth playback of DVD content
- performance that rivals high-end DVD players
It features ATI Avivo, not Avivo HD or UVD, plain old Avivo, ATI's first generation
GPU video decoding/encoding/post-processing technology. Not only that, but they
specifically single out DVD playback rather than Blu-ray and do not mention
the H.264 or VC-1 codecs. It appears 760G lacks the ability to offload HD video
decoding to its HD 3000 GPU.
'V' stands for 'value' perhaps.
760G will be represented today by MSI's KA760GM, a simple, mATX motherboard.
The model number is not yet listed on MSI's site, but the basic features
are listed on the box.
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