AMD 770/790 Chipsets Hyper-Transport 3.0 and PCI Express 2.0

While a processor can be compared with brains, a chipset can definitely be regarded as the heart of a platform, because functionality of motherboards and computers in general depends on this very component.

As Phenom processors are positioned as a gaming solution in the first place, AMD decided to launch a chipset family with similar positioning to support these processors.

Having bought ATI, AMD managed to accomplish this task without resorting to the help of third-party companies.

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