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 8-Series Chipset

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​The AMD 8-Series Chipsets deliver features and performance that enrich what you see and do, including next generation gaming with ATI Radeon™ Graphics, a superior HD video experience1, and support for the latest device technologies that can transform your PC into a digital media powerhouse.

 

 AMD 890FX Chipset

The ideal foundation for your ultimate PC

With support for up to 4 ATI Radeon Premium Graphics boards with ATI CrossFireX™ technology and advanced technology like SATA 6Gb/s to accelerate your connectivity, the AMD 890FX chipset is ideal fit for your Phenom™ II processor and your ultimate PC.

  • Ready to take AMD Phenom™ II processors beyond all expectation
    • Full socket compatibility for AM3 and AM2+ processors with Hypertransport™ 3.0 interconnects mean you can upgrade your components when you're ready to, and always get the most performance. Use your current AMD Phenom™ II or step up into the latest AMD Phenom™ II X6 processors with AMD Turbo Core Technology
  • Support for up to 4 ATI Radeon HD Graphics boards with ATI CrossFireX™ technology
    • PCI® Express 2.0 technologies enable 2x16 or 4x8 configurations to enable higher levels of performance on your graphics applications. The AMD 890FX enables our best scalable platform for game-dominating performance
  • Get ready to take control of your PC with the ultimate command console, AMD OverDrive™ software
    • Customize your PC by getting full control of your different AMD components. AMD Black Edition Memory control enables the latest DDR3 memories to run at their full potential, while AMD Smart Profiles tune your PC automatically to deliver every last ounce of performance.
  • Take advantage of advanced technology like SATA 6Gb/s to accelerate your connectivity
    • Enjoy the latest in performance benefits on your RAID and SSD configurations with motherboards built around AMD 890FX.
GraphicsNot Included
Up to 2 slots for Graphics Upgrade
CPU CompatibilityAMD Athlon™, AMD Athlon™ II, AMD Phenom™, AMD Phenom™ II
Memory SupportAM2+ socket motherboards support DDR2
AM3 socket motherboards support DDR3
PCI Express®PCI Express® 2.0
USBUp to 14 USB 2.0
SATASupports SATA 6Gb/s devices

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 AMD 890GX Chipset

​The AMD 890GX Chipset with ATI Radeon™ HD 4290 Graphics delivers the versatile HD visual experience.1

The AMD 890GX Chipset with ATI Radeon™ HD 4290 Graphics enables an exceptionally power-efficient platform at an incredible value. Bringing features and performance that enrich what you see and do, including next generation gaming and a superior HD video experience1, the ATI Radeon™ HD 4290 Graphics with AMD 890GX Chipset transforms your PC into a digital media powerhouse.

Versatility

    • Redefine the Way You Play
      Enjoy awesome gaming performance for the mainstream PC with stunning visual effects and dynamic interactivity with Microsoft® DirectX® 10.1 and support for high-end discrete ATI Radeon™ HD graphics
    • Accelerate Your Digital Life
      ATI Stream technology enables AMD graphics processors, working in concert with AMD Processors, to accelerate many applications beyond just graphics. This enables superior balanced platforms capable of running demanding computing tasks fast.
    • Designed for Microsoft® Windows® 7
      Get a smooth and amazingly visual PC experience for Microsoft® Windows® 7, with support for features such as "Aero Shake", "Aero Glass", "Transparent Windows" and more!5

Visual Experience

    • Get the Ultimate HD Experience1
      Let your desktop PC be the center of your entertainment lifestyle with full 1080p HD playback. Get dual-stream PiP (Picture in Picture) on Blu-ray™ 1.1 playback with multi-monitor capability and support for DVI, HDMI®, and DisplayPort outputs.1, 2, 3, 4
    • Enhanced DVD Upscaling1
      Watch standard DVD movies in near high-definition quality with DVD upscaling. The GPU uses post processing algorithms to enhance standard and low resolution videos and movies on your HD display.1
    • HDMI®
      Enjoy the latest audio technologies using HDMI® v1.3 which includes xvYCC support to enable a wider range of color when connected to a capable HDTV.4

Connectivity

    • Connect and Transfer
      Take advantage of advanced technology to accelerate your connectivity with SATA 6Gbps, Gigabit Ethernet, HyperTransport™ 3.0 technology, and PCI Express® Generation 2.0.
GraphicsATI Radeon™ HD 4290
DirectX 10.1
Up to 2 slots for Graphics Upgrade
CPU CompatibilityAMD Athlon™, AMD Athlon™ II, AMD Phenom™, AMD Phenom™ II
Memory SupportAM2+ socket motherboards support DDR2
AM3 socket motherboards support DDR3
PCI Express®PCI Express® 2.0
USBUp to 14 USB 2.0
SATASupports SATA 6Gb/s devices* (when paired with a SB850)

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 AMD 880G Chipset

​AMD 880G Chipset with ATI Radeon™ HD 4250 Graphics will Enhance your Digital Lifestyle.

The AMD 880G Chipset with ATI Radeon™ HD 4250 Graphics enables an exceptionally power-efficient platform at an incredible value. Bringing features and performance that enrich what you see and do, including next generation gaming and a superior HD video experience1, the ATI Radeon™ HD 4250 Graphics with AMD 880G Chipset transforms your PC into a digital media powerhouse.

  • Support for the latest AMD Phenom™ II and AMD Athlon™ II processors
  • Make your games look great with fast graphics that support Microsoft® DirectX® 10.1
  • Accelerate and enhance your digital media with ATI Stream technology
  • Get a smooth and responsive PC experience for Microsoft® Windows® 7
  • Take advantage of advanced technology to accelerate your connectivity
GraphicsATI Radeon™ HD 4250
DirectX 10.1
1 slot for Graphics Upgrade
CPU CompatibilityAMD Athlon™, AMD Athlon™ II, AMD Phenom™, AMD Phenom™ II
Memory SupportAM2+ socket motherboards support DDR2
AM3 socket motherboards support DDR3
PCI Express®PCI Express® 2.0
USBUp to 14 USB 2.0

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 AMD 870 Chipset

​Get the latest in connectivity to boost your PC's performance with the AMD 870 Chipset.

The AMD 870 Chipset enables an exceptionally power-efficient platform at an incredible value. Bringing features and performance that enrich what you see and do, including next generation gaming, get ready for fast graphics with PCI Express® Generation 2.0, the AMD 870 Chipset transforms your PC into a digital media powerhouse.

      • Support for the latest AMD Phenom™ II and AMD Athlon™ II processors
      • Ready for fast graphics with PCI Express® Generation 2.0
      • Fast, responsive bandwidth to support SATA 6Gb/s SATA transfers
GraphicsNot Included
1 slot for Graphics Upgrade
CPU CompatibilityAMD Athlon™, AMD Athlon™ II, AMD Phenom™, AMD Phenom™ II
Memory SupportAM2+ socket motherboards support DDR2
AM3 socket motherboards support DDR3
PCI Express®PCI Express® 2.0
USBUp to 14 USB 2.0

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 8-Series Chipset Comparison

Feature Name 870 880G 890GX 890FX
PCI Express® Generation 2.01x161x161x16
Or
2x8
2x16
Or
4x8
ATI CrossFireX™ TechnologyYesYes
Microsoft® DirectX® 10.1YesYes
Unified Video Decoder(UVD)2YesYes
ATI Stream TechnologyYesYes
ATI PowerplayYesYes
Gigabit EthernetYes YesYesYes
SATA 6Gb/sYesAvailableYesYes


 

FeatureFunctionBenefit
Microsoft® DirectX® 10.1Hardware support for the latest 3D graphics features such as Shader Model 4.1.Enjoy awesome gaming performance, stunning 3D visual effects, and dynamic interactivity.
Unified Video Decoder (UVD) 2Dedicated hardware that decodes and plays back Blu-ray and other HD content with support for MPEG2, VC-1, and H.264 formats. 1,2Supports latest HD features, helps improves image quality and frees up your CPU for other tasks for a seamless and visually stunning HD experience. 1,2
Hardware Picture-in-PictureSupport for dual-stream PiP (Picture in Picture), supported on Blu-ray™ 1.1 playback. 1,2Enjoy the latest Blu-ray™ 1.1 titles with support for special "Bonus" features like Director's commentary presented in PiP format. 1,2
High Quality Video ScalingUses post processing algorithms to enhance standard and low resolution videos and movies on your HD display. 1Watch standard DVD movies in near high-definition quality. 1
Dynamic ContrastAutomatically adjusts the contrast and brightness during video scenes.Delivers a consistently crisp and vibrant picture
ATI Stream TechnologyA set of advanced hardware and software technologies that enable AMD graphics processors (GPU), working in concert with the system's central processor (CPU), to accelerate many applications beyond just graphics. 3, 4Enables better balanced platforms capable of running demanding computing tasks faster than ever. 3, 4
Accelerated TranscodingAccelerates the conversion of standard and HD video into multiple formats for use on differing consumer electronics devices.Offers incredible transcoding speed superior to the CPU alone.
ATI PowerPlay™AMD graphics power management technology enables the graphics processor to respond to demand and power down when not needed. 4Reduces system power draw, enabling a more energy efficient PC. 4
HDMI® 1.3A combined audio/video interface, HDMI® 1.3 enables improvements in both audio and video capability. 3, 4Connect to your HDTV and watch TV, Blu-ray and other HD video, with surround sound
DisplayPortA digital display interface that supports the latest graphics and LCD technologies. 1, 4Connect to ultra-high resolution monitors or full 1080p HDTV to enjoy premium video content. 1, 4
HyperTransport™ 3.0 TechnologyHyperTransport™ 3.0 technology spec supports transfer rates of up to 20.6GB/s for high-performance I/O bandwidth.Huge bandwidth can translate into fewer bottlenecks and higher performance
PCI Express® Generation 2.0Double the bandwidth over earlier PCI Express for improved performance.Massive I/O bandwidth for fast graphics performance
GPU-Plex TechnologyScalable twin-engine technology, all on a single chip, enables flexible configurations for multiple graphics cards on a single x16 link.Designed to make ATI CrossFireX™ technology run smooth for an amazing graphics experience
ATI CrossFireX™ TechnologyThe ultimate in scalable graphics performance with a widely certified infrastructure and dedicated memories with improved memory performance.Ultimate multi-GPU performance for game-dominating power
SATA 6GbpsSupport for next generation Hard Drives and SSDs supporting new SATA 6Gbps technologiesFast file transfer and application performance
Gigabit EthernetHigh-speed network performanceDownload and connect fast
AMD RAIDXpertRAID setup utility useable from remote locations Customize for extra performance or enhanced reliability.

  

  

  

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