AMD Hudson SB May Have Integrated USB 3.0

"AMD's first southbridge for their Fusion chips may bring integrated USB 3.0 support this year after all."

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Earlier this week, we reported about the first southbridge to be paired with AMD's Fusion chips, the Hudson D1.  At the time, there was no indication about whether the platform would support integrated USB 3.0.  Well now it seems AMD is trying to get it.

Sources from notebook makers report that AMD is currently in talks with Renesas Electronics about licensing their technology for integration.  Renesas had merged with NEC, who is the main provider of USB 3.0 chips, earlier this year.  It is NEC's D720200F controller that is used in most of today's USB 3.0-ready devices, such as ASUS's U3S6 add-on card.

If AMD manages to bring in integrated support on the Hudson D1 this year, it'll give them a pretty large jump on Intel.  Reports say that Intel is planning on waiting even longer to bring in their support, delaying it another year to 2012.  If they are able to capitalize on this, AMD could be seeing even more ground being made up in the CPU/motherboard market.

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15-07-2010, 13:47:34

Andrew Moore
Its an ATI 5850 Asus branded DirectCU. Uses the same PCB as the 5870 V2 reviewed on this very site. As such, it has an 8 and 6pin power connection so when I give it the beans (1.3v core) I have it sat nicely at 1120/1300 making it faster in most cases than a GTX480 and all for £240 :)


Its all temporary anyway, will be throwing the dual 5970s in when i get my hands on a i7 970 hex core at month end (should it be released).

As for the clusters... they move more thn enough air to keep the GPU cool and will hopefully keep the insides well ventilated too!


Andy

15-07-2010, 13:51:49

AMDFTW
nice man,what temps you get on the phase.

hmmm i dident no intel were bringin another hex out,is it better

15-07-2010, 13:59:19

Andrew Moore
Nope.. not better, its cheaper, lower multi and the multi is locked. Its essentially going to be an i7 950 or 960 with an extra 2 cores and as such will have 12 threads.

Saves spending silly money on an extreme edition :)

Andy

15-07-2010, 14:00:11

thestepster
this new ones gonna be the same as the 980x but its gonna have a locked multiplier

15-07-2010, 16:02:31

AlienALX

this new ones gonna be the same as the 980x but its gonna have a locked multiplier



Probably yeah. That's what they did with the QX6700. Basically took the Q6600, unlocked it and charged three times more for it. Looks like they're going barse ackwards this time. Probably because of AMDs Thuban.

15-07-2010, 16:03:30

thestepster
yeah mate thats what there doing but i suspect this 970 costing like the best part of £500 twice the 1090t

15-07-2010, 16:33:02

AMDFTW
ahh i thought it may of been something like the 930 was to the 920

15-07-2010, 16:34:59

thestepster
except the 930's just a 'mastering' of the manufacturing process its practically exactly the same as the 920 with just a 22x multi added and runs at 2.8 instead of 2.66

14-02-2011, 09:57:18

Deception


except the 930's just a 'mastering' of the manufacturing process its practically exactly the same as the 920 with just a 22x multi added and runs at 2.8 instead of 2.66





Thats like saying the 950 is the mastering of the 920 too.. just has more multis? :S

Anyway, back to OP. How loud is that? Looks like a giant fridge

01-03-2011, 14:10:57

adicool96
Is that a lil devil case? Btw it looks amazing.
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