AMD 790GX 'performance' gaming chip

Advanced Micro Devices announced the availability of silicon targeted at the “performance” gaming community. The new 790GX chipset is slotted below the existing, higher-end 790FX, which is targeted at the ultra-enthusiast game segment. The 790GX allows gamers to safely run Phenom-processor-based systems at speeds of more than 3.0GHz using a technology AMD calls “Advanced Clock Calibration.” […]

Advanced Micro Devices announced the availability of silicon targeted at the “performance” gaming community. The new 790GX chipset is slotted below the existing, higher-end 790FX, which is targeted at the ultra-enthusiast game segment.

The 790GX allows gamers to safely run Phenom-processor-based systems at speeds of more than 3.0GHz using a technology AMD calls “Advanced Clock Calibration.” A processor rated at 2.5GHz, for example, can be “overclocked” to run at 3.2GHz to get better performance in games.

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