AMD looks to deliver 'Spider' gaming platform next month

AMD looks set to give its 'Spider' high-end gaming platform its first major outing on 14 November - two days after Intel introduces its first 45nm 'Penryn' processors - Register Hardware has learned.Spider is based on AMD's quad-core Phenom processor, the company's RD790 chipset - approved by the PCI SIG organisation for PCI Express 1.1 […]

AMD looks set to give its 'Spider' high-end gaming platform its first major outing on 14 November - two days after Intel introduces its first 45nm 'Penryn' processors - Register Hardware has learned.

Spider is based on AMD's quad-core Phenom processor, the company's RD790 chipset - approved by the PCI SIG organisation for PCI Express 1.1 compatibility back in April this year - and a pair of graphics cards fitted with the upcoming RV670 GPU.

Motherboard maker MSI announced an RD790-based board earlier this month, though AMD has yet to formally announce the chipset itself, which is expected to ship at the 790FX. MSI's K9A2 Platinum has a pair of x16 PCI Express slots along with four DIMM slots allow up to 8GB of 1066MHz DDR 2 memory in dual-channel configuration.

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