AMD is getting ready their CrossfireX technology for launch in Nov which
comprises of Tripod/Quad Crossfire, Hybrid Crossfire, Crossfire OverDrive as
well as other enhancements to improve scalability and flexibility. AMD will be
supporting Hybrid Crossfire through the RS780 IGP chipset to be
officially known as AMD G780 (ATI Radeon HD 2300). This will compete directly
against Nvidia’s Hybrid SLI technology through MCP78 chipset offering.

AMD is touting a ~50% performance boost in 3DMark06 by pairing up the RS780
chipset with Radeon HD 2400 discrete graphics card. Nvidia on the other hand is
touting a ~40% boost in pairing up their MCP78 chipset with a mainstream
discrete graphics card, ~20% boost with a performance card and ~5% boost with an
enthusiast card.

Hybrid AMD Touts Hybrid Crossfire Performance

AMD is getting ready their CrossfireX technology for launch in Nov which
comprises of Tripod/Quad Crossfire, Hybrid Crossfire, Crossfire OverDrive as
well as other enhancements to improve scalability and flexibility. AMD will be
supporting Hybrid Crossfire through the RS780 IGP chipset to be
officially known as AMD G780 (ATI Radeon HD 2300). This will compete directly
against Nvidia’s Hybrid SLI technology through MCP78 chipset offering.

AMD is touting a ~50% performance boost in 3DMark06 by pairing up the RS780
chipset with Radeon HD 2400 discrete graphics card. Nvidia on the other hand is
touting a ~40% boost in pairing up their MCP78 chipset with a mainstream
discrete graphics card, ~20% boost with a performance card and ~5% boost with an
enthusiast card.

AMD is also touting low power consumption of the RS780 chipset reaching only
a mere ~1.2W on idle and has ability to shutdown the discrete graphics when GPU
load is low. Other neat features that RS780 chipset support are DX10, HT 3.0,
PCIe 2.0, UVD, HDMI/DVI/DP. Boards based on RS780 chipset will be available in
Dec ’07 or Jan ’08.