AMD Launches New 690G And 690V Chipsets

"AMD will finally launch its long-awaited 690-series chipset-family tomorrow. Read on to find out more..."

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News <script type="text/javascript" src=""></script> Posted 27/02/07
Author: PV5150
Source: DailyTech

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According to our source, AMD will finally launch its long-awaited 690-series chipset-family tomorrow. Two variants will spearhead the release: the RS690-based mainstream AMD 690G with ATI Radeon X1250 graphics, and the RS690C-based value AMD 690V with ATI Radeon X1200 graphics.

The integrated ATI Radeon X1250 and X1200 graphics cores are identical, in terms of 3D capabilities. Although the ATI Radeon X700-series provides the foundation for the ATI Radeon X1250/X1200 IGP, it is a neutered derivative. The ATI Radeon X1200-family IGP features two pixel-pipelines and two vertex-shaders. Unlike some ATI Radeon X1000-series GPUs, the pixel-pipelines have not been decoupled – the ATI Radeon X1200-family only has two pixel-shaders. AMD specifies a 400 MHz GPU-core clock for reference designs.

Apparently, gaming performance with the ATI Radeon X1200-family IGP is better than NVIDIA and Intel offerings, according to AMD’s internal testing.

With an AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ and 2GB of DDR2-667 memory, users should expect a 3DMark05 score above 1000, but under 1200-points. Synthetic benchmarks aside, users should expect 30-35-fps in Half Life 2 and 35-40-fps in Far Cry, according to AMD. AMD’s internal testing was conducted with a screen-resolution of 1024x768, anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering disabled.

Feel free to read more on the RS690 and 690G based boards here

Pricing will be around US$80 for an AMD 690G-based motherboard.

Biostar TA690G-AM2




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26-02-2007, 10:45:55

Mr. Smith
Cheers mate. I had a quick look at the Matrix Orb... It left me... a little underwhelmed! What size is that? 5.25 bay job?

Did you find the Super flower in the UK?

26-02-2007, 10:52:30

I like Crystalfontz 635 seeing as mine does a stirling job with my fans :)

26-02-2007, 10:53:43


Cheers mate. I had a quick look at the Matrix Orb... It left me... a little underwhelmed! What size is that? 5.25 bay job?

Did you find the Super flower in the UK?

The 2x 5.25 bay models can control 4 fans, whereas the 1x 5.25 ones can only do 3 fans. The thing I liked most about the matrix orbs was that you could adjust the fan speed via software.

26-02-2007, 11:03:11

Crystalfontz pwns Matrix tbh :p

26-02-2007, 11:04:55

Mr. Smith
Keep them coming! :)

I'd like something sleek, with plenty of adjustability if poss (say 5v, 7v, 12v or dials/knobs for ultimate tweakability. Software adjustment sounds cool but I'd like some dials to grab for ease of use!)

Edit: I like the Crystalfontz though... Are there any brushed alu ones around? No massively bothered about an LCD...

26-02-2007, 11:22:36

The 635 comes with a brushed alu front panel either black or silver

26-02-2007, 20:59:44

WC Annihilus
Sunbeam Rheobus is pretty good two IIRC. 20W per channel I think

27-02-2007, 05:59:14

Mr. Smith
I'm thinking the sunflower/akasa controller with 3/4 delta EFB1212SHE


scythe karma meter with 3/4 YS-Tech FD1238...

Could the scythe handle the delta's?

CFM Vs. dB

Delta = 141.96 CFM @ 3700 RPM, 52.5 dBA
YS-Tech = 125CFM @ 2800RPM, 40.5dBA

Not sure if an extra 17 CFM is 'worth' and extra 12dB.

Does halving the voltage halve CFM & dB? Just wondering as the sunflower can do ~6v - ~12v... No idea on amps/v control on the karma...


27-02-2007, 06:04:11

Don''t get the YS-Tec's dude. I've had a lot of those in my time and for some reason on almost every batch they forgot to put a washer on the fan to stop it from being easily pulled apart. I've also had 2 go noisy on me after a short while.

27-02-2007, 06:12:13

Mr. Smith
Nice one for the heads up :D

I need a new case to fit this in anyway.

The extra psu and rad (for pelt) = absolute mess in my old case - no room for anything!

I should get my rig running tonight. I'm starting to sound like a broken record. This time I'm locking myself in my room, turning off my phone and getting the f!*ker built!

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