AMD-760 chipset presented
The AMD-760 chipset for Durons and Athlons was officially launched today. Furthermore, AMD has introduced three new CPUs with 266MHz front side bus and 1GHz, 1.133Ghz and 1.2GHz.
The most important innovation on the AMD-760 chip is that it supports DDR SDRAM. The DDR SDRAM should also provide more bandwidth here, as with Intel. The AMD-760 also supports up to 4 Gbytes of main memory. The chip allows operation with 200MHz as well as with 266MHz FSB. As before, the AMD-760 is divided into north and south bridge. However, with the AMD-760, the processor bus and memory bus must always run synchronously, so that with a processor with 200MHz FBS you can do without DDR SDRAM with 266MHz, since they are not used. If a processor with 266MHz FSB is used, the DDR SDRAM must also be addressed with 266MHz. PC100 or PC133 SDRAM can no longer be used at all with the new AMD-760 (the slots are different, 168Pins184Pins). The DDR SDRAM brings about 20% more performance compared to PC133 RAM. The chipset ran very stably in the first tests and delivered good performance. When buying a new system, you should definitely consider the variant with DDR SDRAM, as the RAM is only slightly more expensive than conventional SDRAM. Some mainboard manufacturers such as Asus, Biostar, MSI or EPoX have already announced the first boards with the AMD-760.